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Top Choice Flemish in Cassel

'T Kasteelhof

At the 'highest estaminet (traditional Flemish restaurant) in Flanders', facing Cassel's hilltop windmill, you can quaff Flemish beer (including Kassels Bier, only available here), sip vin de chicorée (made with red…
Flemish in Cassel

Taverne Flamande

A classic 1933 dining room whose red banquettes, red-and-white checked tablecloths and, on cold days, a crackling fire make this an inviting place to dine. Specialities include carbonade (braised beef stewed with be…
Gallery in Cassel

Musée de Flandre

The Museum of Flanders has a worthwhile, well-presented collection of Flemish art, both old and modern, including canvases in the 15th-century Flemish primitive style and two dramatic paintings of the Battle of Cass…
Music in Cassel

Cassel Cornemuses

Cassel's bagpipe festival takes place over three days in early June, with performances around town.
Windmill in Cassel

Kasteel Meulen

Wheat flour has long been milled and linseed oil pressed in windmills like this one, set on the highest point in town to catch the wind. In the 19th century, the region was dotted with 2000 such structures. No longe…