Dendermonde, Belgium

The town is located at the mouth of the river Dender, where it flows into the Scheldt. There is some proof that this region of the Scheldt was inhabited in prehistory. The town received its city charter in 1233 and grew quickly after that thanks to a thriving cloth industry. Several cloisters, chapels and churches, and a fortified defensive wall were built as well. A cloth hall and belfry were erected on the market square in the mid 14th century. The 16th century saw a decline in Dendermonde’s fortunes.

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Vleeshuis
Town Hall
Sint Peter and Paulus Basilica

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Palace of Justice
Palace of Justice and the River Dender
Vleeshuis

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St Alexius Beguinage

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Boy with Fish fountain behind the Town Hall
Ros Beiaard on top of Palace of Justice
Statue of Queen Astrid

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Church of Our Lady

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Wooden sculpture in the Church of Our Lady
Altar of St Nicholas in the Church of Our Lady
Black Madonna and child in the Church of Our Lady

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12th Century Roman baptismal font at the Church of Our Lady

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Waterlillies on the Donkmeer
St Gertrudis Church in Vlassenbroek
Wildflowers in Vlassenbroek

 

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