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Top Choice Street in Geraardsbergen

Muur van Geraardsbergen

For cycle-racing enthusiasts the name Geraardsbergen is inextricably linked with the 'Muur' (Mur de Grammont in French), a steep cobbled rise that frequently forms a major highlight of the Tour of Flanders, dependin…
Top Choice Taverna in Geraardsbergen

’t Hemelrijck

This usually bustling tavern has a pleasant outdoor patio, cold local beer and good-value pub food including plenty of seafood and local cuisine. For many, a meal here is the reward for making an ascent to the top o…
Church in Geraardsbergen

Kapel van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Oudenberg

It's believed there has been a place of worship at this site atop the Muur since 1294, although this quaint, domed-roof neo-baroque chapel was constructed as late as 1906. The inside is aglow with scores of candles …
Pub in Geraardsbergen

Het Bruggenhuis

This picture-perfect rural tavern seems to have stepped straight out of an ethnographic museum. Seats spill out canal-side with rural views along the towpath. It's a 2km walk or cycle down the Dender's western bank …
Museum in Geraardsbergen

De Permanensje

Combining the local tourist office and the former Manneken-Pismuseum, this compact museum has a variety of multimedia introductions to the trades and traditions of Geraardsbergen and the surrounding Flemish Ardennes…
Statue in Geraardsbergen

Manneken Pis

Brussels isn't the only city in which a little boy statue relieves himself. Indeed, many locals insist that Geraardsbergen's Manneken Pis is the original. The gently dribbling fountain is in a corner of the main squ…
Museum in Geraardsbergen

Geraardsbergse Musea

This simple, sweetly old-fashioned museum has no one distinct theme but features rooms with small collections of artefacts as diverse as matchboxes, cigars, smoking pipes, Geraardsbergen’s signature Chantilly black …
Italian in Geraardsbergen

Pasta Al Dente

This no-frills joint, located midway up the hill between the station and the Markt, offers great-value tasty and filling pastas. Takeaway is available, or sit at the restaurant's tables on the banks of the Dender ju…