Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Dendermonde, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 2.2 km
Ascend 10 m
Descend 12 m

Explore Dendermonde in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

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The Church of Our Lady of Dendermonde is a Gothic Catholic church that is still partly early Gothic. The church has a long building history, from the 13th to the 15th century.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Dendermonde) (NL), Heritage Website

549 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Justitiepaleis Dendermonde

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Justitiepaleis Dendermonde

The courthouse of Dendermonde was built in the center of the Belgian city of Dendermonde, according to the plans of architect Valentin Vaerwyck. It was commissioned in 1927, but the site itself has a longer historical past.

Wikipedia: Gerechtsgebouw van Dendermonde (NL), Heritage Website

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Sint-Pieters en Paulusbasiliek

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The Basilica of St. Peter and Paul is the abbey church with the honorary title of basilica that is part of the Abbey of Dendermonde, the Benedictine abbey in Dendermonde.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pieter en Paulusbasiliek (NL)

408 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Sint-Alexiusbegijnhof

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The Sint-Alexius Begijnhof is a beguinage in the Belgian city of Dendermonde. It has 61 houses that are built around a trapezoidal courtyard. It has been around at this place since 1288.

Wikipedia: Sint-Alexiusbegijnhof (NL), Heritage Website

306 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Gillis-Binnenkerk

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The church of Sint-Egidius Intra Muros, or popularly known as the Sint-Gillis-Binnenkerk, is a church in the Belgian city of Dendermonde. The church dates from the end of the 18th century.

Wikipedia: Sint-Gillis-Binnenkerk (NL), Heritage Website

665 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Voormalige gevangenis van Dendermonde

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The prison of Dendermonde was opened in 1863, making it one of the older prisons in Belgium. Until the opening of the prison in Beveren-Waas, the prison in the centre of the city was the only one in the former judicial district of Dendermonde. The prison serves as both a detention centre and a penal house. There is room for 168 inmates, but the prison is overcrowded with 250 inmates placed on a regular basis, and is occasionally in the news due to escapes and strikes by the prison guards due to overcrowding and a lack of staff.

Wikipedia: Gevangenis van Dendermonde (NL), Heritage Website


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