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Welcome to the MOU!


The MOU - Museum of Oudenaarde and the Flemish Ardennes


Oudenaarde, the starting point for further exploration of the Flemish Ardennes, a thousand years of history amidst endless rolling hills. The MOU brings its history to life. Through interactive media and historical pieces, you'll travel through time, from medieval times up till today.


You will bump into Emperor Charles, with his illegitimate daughter Margaret, Adriaan Brouwer, with its famous beer scenes, and Louis XIV, who bites the dust. Famous people like Frank De Bleeckere explain why they are fascinated by Oudenaarde. Topmodel Cesar Casier and four others are posing for the lens of famous photographer Stephan Vanfleteren.

Furthermore, the MOU is situated in one of Belgium’s most beautiful town halls, which is located at the market square of Oudenaarde. It takes up the oldest part of the 14th-century Cloth Hall, symbol of Oudenaarde’s glorious textile past.


Whoever acquires a taste for more, can admire 15 authentic tapestries in the High Cloth Hall and the De Boever-Alligoridès collection in three other rooms, one of the largest silver collections in Flanders.


20 August 2018

The MOU Museum is closed from august 27 till september 15 2018


exhbition of Adriaen Brouwer - Master of EmotionsThe MOU reopens on the 15th of September with the exhibition "Adriaen Brouwer - Master of Emotions". You can admire the works of Brouwer untill the 16th of December. Information and online ticketing :


13 July 2016

Awesome new course for children in the MOU


Awesome new course for children in the MOUReady for a dive into Oudenaarde’s rich history? Then visit the MOU, Museum of Oudenaarde and the Flemish Ardennes! There is an awesome course especially for the children with several fun assignments and a surprise… Are you in?

Ask for the free brochure at the reception desk and travel back in time.



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