At the start of your visit in one of the galleries, the city’s weigh house, this will be clear immediately.
Oudenaarde and the Flemish Ardennes are explained here on the basis of various themes including nature, heritage, gastronomy and folklore, with stunning visuals. Explore and take your time to go through the extensive menu of what Flanders' most beautiful scenery can offer you. This region appeals to the imagination with his picturesque villages, castles, windmills, chapels and ancient monuments.
In Oudenaarde the natural beauty of the Flemish Ardennes is ubiquitous: walking and cycling routes take you along the typical Valerius de Saedeleer-landscapes, the beautiful meanders of the river Scheldt and the forest-strewn hills. Attention is also paid to the numerous historical houses, such as the town hall, that make Oudenaarde a unique place. But there is more: Oudenaarde is rich in exclusive boutiques, delights and typical regional specialties. Spending time at the market square is a true tradition in Oudenaarde and we live up to our reputation of a vibrant party town.
In the projection room you can watch a 10-minute movie to experience Oudenaarde. This movie also allows you to enjoy intensely from a varied cultural and gastronomic offer, the wonderful nature of the Flemish Ardennes and the top event of the year: the Tour of Flanders.
Watch, as a warming, the short promo version of this film on YouTube.
These spaces are intended to welcome the visitor in a qualitative and hospitable manner and introduce other museum halls. The City’s story and the art collections are presented to you.