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Here is a town full of tall tales and particular characters. That’s probably why the city of Aalst knows how to honour its writers, typesetters and printers… Luckily, also our guides are fond of good storytelling: about the city’s rich history, onions and hops, tons of misery, and the jolly reputation of party-crazy crossdressing animals during the infamous carnival.
From Neighborhood to Neighborhood
AALST BY BIKE
We are happy to offer our fellowmen who like to ride a bike, the opportunity to broaden one’s outlook on the city of Aalst. Along the way, many sites and stories about factories, beer, and the most famous writer Louis Paul Boon. (Attention: you are supposed to bring your own bicycle!)
An exciting introduction to Aalst and its famous residents. Walk along the most charming and interesting sights that little by little reveal the past and present life of the city. Meet Louis Paul Boon, one of Belgium’s most controversial writers, and find out what he thought about his beloved town. Maybe Aalst will inspire you just as much as it did him.
AALST FOR NATURAL BORN WINNERS
An interactive guided tour, with some competition involved – because in the end, there’s a prize to be won! Each story told by our guide will come with a question or practical test in order to gain points. After the final test in a bar, follows the immediate reward for the winning team (that can be shared, so no-one is left empty-handed.)