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Top Choice Museum in Oudenaarde

Centrum De Ronde van Vlaanderen

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 history of the race and cycling in general. Museum shop staff can h…
Historic Building in Oudenaarde


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, stee…
Cycling in Oudenaarde

Tour of Flanders

Belgium's most famous road-bike race is also one of Europe's top sporting events. Although the course can change slightly from year to year, Oudenaarde and Geraardsbergen usually feature on the circuit.
Brasserie in Oudenaarde

La Pomme d’Or

Tiffany-glass windows, wrought-iron lamps and 1930s decor create a welcoming feel at one of East Flanders' better-value brasserie-cafes, where beautifully presented plates deliver Flemish cuisine prepared from fresh…
Museum in Oudenaarde

MOU Museum

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 multimedia presentation on a millennia of local history; there are als…
Bistro in Oudenaarde

De Mouterij

Tucked away on a side lane behind the Centrum De Ronde van Vlaanderen you'll find this homely Belgian affair. It offers al fresco dining in its spacious garden, which feels a bit like going to your favourite relativ…
Museum in Oudenaarde


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 and Ottonian Germany. It later became a vast abbey that was des…
Church in Oudenaarde


At the southwestern corner of Markt, this imposing church was cobbled together from a 13th-century chancel and a 15th-century Brabantine Gothic tower. Inside are numerous paintings and tapestries. There are carillon…
Italian in Oudenaarde

Pasta Piccaso

For a quick bite, this joint doles out eight tasty sauces with the pasta of your choice in a jiffy. Food is mostly takeaway, but there's a handful of seats in the tiny shop.