Wemmel Travel Guide

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Wemmel Things to Do

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    by filipdebont Written Feb 24, 2004

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    I had parked my car at the small parking area just in front of the castle.

    So I walked around the castle in order to make a small walk in the castle park, and to make some pictures.

    Like this I found this ruins, just behind the castle. I do not know if it is part of the former castle, or a wall. There was no sign board with explanation. I also did not found something in my guidebook.

    So if someone from the region reads this, and can tell me more on this ruins, do not hesitate, and send me a mail (curious as I am . . .)

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    by filipdebont Written Feb 24, 2004

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    Behind the castle you can visit the castle park, you can freely enter the park, there is no entry fee.

    The former castle park is now used as the village park.

    Because of renovations and the building of new housing blocks, the park has become less attractive.

    In the middle of the park is a big pond with a small island. It is not possible to access the island as the bridge gate is closed. I think because this island is used by the water birds to brood.

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    by filipdebont Written Feb 24, 2004

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    The castle was the housing of the family de Limburg - Stirum during the period from 1838 till 1926.

    In 1926 the castle was donated to the village of Wemmel. And since then it is used as town hall.

    The castle is protected since 1953.

    The beautiful baroque face dates from 1649.

    Behind the castle you can enjoy a walk around the pond in the castle park.

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Wemmel Local Customs

  • by ErikdeSchrijver Written Aug 16, 2007

    Historically flemish, about half the population of Wemmel has French for mother tongue. There are political disputes about the french-speaking inhabitants rights/priviliges in a flemish county, but you probably don't want to engage into a political debate on your holidays. So my suggestion is:

    - speak dutch (if you're opponent's eyebrows raise alarmingly, tell him you're a foreigner - unless you're flemish, in that case hold fast)
    - if you don't master dutch, go for English (saves you the trouble of telling people you're a foreigner, but it deprives you of the sympathy you'd get for respecting the language of the country you visit!!!!)
    - go for French if you can't do otherwise (it IS a beautiful language, I'm an admirer), but be aware you're helping people that are trying to impose their language and culture in a land that is not theirs! (The Flemish you might offend are hopefully too well-educated to speak their mind!)

    Enjoy your stay!!!!

    Erik

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Wemmel Favorites

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    by filipdebont Updated Feb 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: G. C. means gemeenschapscentrum (community centre). De Zandloper means hourglass.

    Adress: Kaasmarkt 75, 1780 Wemmel

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