Northwest Belgium

Oudenaarde’s impressive market square is dominated by this gorgeous town hall, built in the secular Brabantine Gothic style. The building houses the MOU and tourist information office. Its perfectly boxy shape, steep slanted roof, gables, countless castle-like turrets and central crown-topped belfry spire make it an excellent photographic subject.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Northwest Belgium attractions

1. MOU Museum

0.01 MILES

Occupying a significant chunk of the city's stunning stadhuis, the new-in-2012 MOU still feels fresh. It presents the visitor with an impressive…

2. St-Walburgakerk

0.09 MILES

At the southwestern corner of Markt, this imposing church was cobbled together from a 13th-century chancel and a 15th-century Brabantine Gothic tower…

3. Centrum De Ronde van Vlaanderen

0.12 MILES

Fans of the Tour of Flanders (De Ronde) – and lovers of cycling in general – shouldn't miss this state-of-the-art museum, featuring displays on the…

4. PAM

1.48 MILES

This museum of archaeology and local history occupies a site that in AD 925 was one of three main defences along the border between pre-medieval France…

5. Kasteel Ooidonk

10.92 MILES

Thought to have been originally constructed around the 13th and 14th centuries, and reconstructed in 1595 after much savagery and repeated pillaging,…

6. Geraardsbergse Musea

12.91 MILES

This simple, sweetly old-fashioned museum has no one distinct theme but features rooms with small collections of artefacts as diverse as matchboxes,…

7. De Permanensje

13.19 MILES

Combining the local tourist office and the former Manneken-Pismuseum, this compact museum has a variety of multimedia introductions to the trades and…

8. Manneken Pis

13.23 MILES

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…