If you look closely, everywhere in Oudenaarde you will see the form of a tiny pair of glasses. In a drawing, a picture, an inscription, the list goes on! But what are they? Where do they come from? Why are they in Oudenaarde? In this blog, I will tell you all about it.
Let me introduce you, what is a city legend?
The glasses are a part of a city legend. But what is a city legend? A city legend is a story about the city, it’s an interesting, scary or nice story to tell. But...

Traveling to Oudenaarde is a great idea when you are in Belgium. Oudenaarde is a vibrant city with a lot of things to do. You can go cycling, walking, visit the tourist attractions, rent a vespa for 1 day, etc. But every activity has its own kind of necessities. Depending on the kind of activity you want to do, you will need another travel checklist. Discover below our travel essentials for a trip to Oudenaarde per activity.

Travel essentials for the cycling fan/tourist ...

Breweries in Audenaerde

Audenaerde and beer: two things that are inextricably linked. Our city could be called a 'beer city' because of its rich beer culture. A the end of June several beer parties take place in the city centre of the city. Years ago over 20 breweries were active in the city but now 4 big breweries have remained active in Audenaerde.

Brewery Liefmans

At only a short walk from the hotel you can find the Brouwerij Liefmans. This building has been there for over 300 years. Jacobus...

Cheese in Audenaerde

Did you know that Audenaerde has a lot of local specialties, typical for their city? We have chosen a few of our favourite local specialties that we would like to introduce to you.

Adriaen Brouwer Cake

Nothing like a good piece of cake to go with your coffee. A year after the first annual 'Adriaen Brouwer bierfeesten' the Adriaen Brouwer Cake was born. A fresh frangipane pie with small pieces of pineapple: the perfect addition to your coffee.


Day trips from Audenaerde

Are you staying for a few days in Audenaerde and would you like to make a day trip to a city nearby? No problem, Audenaerde is the perfect base: stay at the Leopold Hotel Oudenaarde and go on a day trip to one of the surrounding cities. We have selected three of our favourite nearby cities.

Day trip to Ghent

At only half an hour by car you can find the lovely city of Ghent. Ghent, the capital of East Flanders, is famous for its historic city centre with beautiful buildin...