Kapellen Things to Do

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    The Old Town Hall of Kapellen
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    Sint-Jacobus church in Kapellen
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    The oldest church of Kapellen

    by petwouters Written May 2, 2003
    Sint-Jacobus church in Kapellen

    This is the Sint-Jacobs church, and it's the oldest building of the town of Kapellen.

    The choir in the church dates back to the 14th century, the rest was only finished in the 16th century.

    In the 19th century, the inner parts of the church, as well as the tower, were rebuilt in neogothic style.

    The pulpit, the confessionals, the choir-stalls and mural decorations were sculpted in the 18th century by mr. Kerrickx.

    The church also has a renaissance altar depicting Saint Sebastian, with a high altar of gilted cupper.

    Definitely worth having a look!

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    The old town hall with a giant astronomical clock

    by petwouters Written May 2, 2003
    The Old Town Hall of Kapellen

    This is the old town hall of Kapellen. It's been used as a town hall and a police office. Right now it is used for official banquets and receptions.

    Also, the astronomical clock built by Smolders, who used to live here, is found here.
    If you have the time, go have a look at that clock - it's quite amazing and resembles the clock of the Zimmer tower in Lier (a city not so far from Antwerp). It's quite a bit of technique - especially if you realise that it's all built by one single person!

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    Look for beech-nuts !

    by myriam_c Written Oct 10, 2004

    In the fall you will find many beech-nuts in this area of Belgium. My husband likes them very much. I myself don't have the patience to peel them.

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    The Clock built by Smolders (see Old Town Hall)

    by petwouters Updated May 2, 2003
    The famous astronomical clock by Smolders

    This is a picture of the famous astronomical clock built by mr. Smolders which can be found in the Old Town Hall of Kapellen. Explanations: see Must See Activities - Old Town Hall.

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