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    Canal cruise

    by shavy Updated May 8, 2014

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    From Damme you can embark to the canal cruise, the boat leaves to Brugge and in reverse direction
    The "Lamme Goedzak" boat sails five times daily between Brugge and Damme from From April 1st untill October 15th

    If you coming to Damme with bicycle and do not want to go back along the way, take the canal boat back to Bruges along with your bike, is a scenic ride through nature

    Reservation required at least 15 persons.Payment at the time of boarding
    Embarkation Damme address: Damme Canal South 12, 8340 Damme

    Prices: 2014
    Ticket one way: Adults € 7.50 Children (3 - 11 years) € 6.00 Seniors € 7.00
    Return ticket:Adults € 10.50Children (3 - 11 years) € 8.50 Seniors € 9.50
    Groups (min. 30 people) reservations required
    One way:Adults € 7.00Children € 5.50 Seniors € 6.50
    Return:Adults € 9.50Children € 7.50 Seniors € 9.00

    Departure from Damme : 9.15 h. - 11 h. - 13 h. - 15 h. - 17.20 h.

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    Visit the very small village of Oostkerke

    by shavy Written Apr 3, 2014

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    Is only 1 km from Damme, in 1974 it was in fact voted the prettiest village in West Flanders
    The village center is small and old whitewashed façades make it very cozy, is not known for visitors but for the hikers and bikers they are come along this way

    This small villages has nothing much to offer but if you are in nearby towns such as Damme a quick visit here is absolutely a MUST. Is not to compare with Damme, here has only a church and a windmill, most of the houses are painted in white I think that makes the village so attractive

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    Walking through Nature

    by shavy Written Apr 3, 2014

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    The nature of Damme and environment should also be admired a nice combination of green and culture. There are walking paths which is easy to navigate, hikers and bikers are both use the same path. The walk it continuously along the canal or the dike

    On a Sunday afternoon stroll with a nice balance between culture and nature a little short to score for a hiker it is a varied nature forest and pasture, ramparts and moats and super quiet.
    The way back was along the Damme canal, formerly used for shipping especially for the supply of the villages and transport between Bruges and Sluis
    This idyllic trail ended back in the picturesque Damme, with its beautiful historic history green water legends

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    Wandering around

    by shavy Written Mar 30, 2014

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    Of course you can wander around if really wants to see beautiful things so that in no time at all worthwhile for your eyes
    Damme is quiet and peaceful, walking is easy without disturbance from vehicles, most of the car park is outside the center

    What you mostly encounter in the center are bicycles many local coming here with bikes or rent a bike as this place has bike routes
    Easy to wander around and is the only way to explore this small town

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    The Church

    by shavy Written Mar 30, 2014

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    Our Lady of the Assumption Church
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    Located in largely walled southwest of the city center with an adjoining cemetery south and north church square. The growth of the city is in the early thirteenth century the creation of a new parish in addition to the existing parish of St. Catherine-off-Damme, and the construction of a new church needed

    The church square to the north is surrounded by high brick wall equipped with buttresses
    Main access from Church is at Burgstraat and private access is from the domain of the Hospital of Saint John
    Landscaped with lawns crisscrossed by cobblestone paths and bordered by trained trees.

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    The Town Hall

    by shavy Written Mar 30, 2014

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    Detached building located on the east side of the Market with south side wall along the Jacob Van Maerlantstraat. Cobbled yard north and east side through iron gate between square stone pillars and walls on the east side, abstract stone sculpture vertical forms by sculptor Jef Innegraeve (Bruges, 1936) on rectangular masonry plinth

    Map of irregular rectangle on the western side market jutting stairs and landing on the east side rectangular staircase tower
    Side and rear facades of brick, south side facade partly in Tournai stone probably the older 13th century hall

    This building was initially founded in 1241 and was rebuilt in 1464 the building which was founded in 1242 was actually a hall that also served as a town hall.The present town hall was founded in 1464 on the site where the hall stood

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    The Windmill

    by shavy Written Mar 30, 2014

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    The windmill stands high above its immediate surroundings next to the Damme canal on one of the most picturesque spots. This makes it also one of the most photographed when visiting the town

    This standard wooden mill, called the Schellemolen, the current mill was built in 1867 on the site where the wooden mill stood for centuries and remained in use until 1963

    In 1971 was bought by the province of West Flanders and restored in 1975-1977. It is a protected monument since 1975 and since its restoration, run in the summer sails in the wind

    The mill is open to the public from 1 April till Sept. 30. Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 13 to 18 hours.

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    Visit the Church

    by Beausoleil Updated Jan 1, 2014
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    Our Lady's church of Damme is lovely and well worth a visit. The tower is not always open and when it is, there is a small charge to climb. However, the view from the top is amazing so if it is open when you are there, pay the tiny fee and climb up with your camera and enjoy it.

    It is a flat-topped tower and these are unusual except in the polder where there seem to be quite a few. There are some 13th century carved apostles inside that you should not miss along with the Cross of Miracles.

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    Perfect place to take a walk

    by Beausoleil Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Damme Town Hall
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    Damme is small and picturesque with a canal going along the edge of town and a windmill across the canal from the road. The windmill doesn't seem to have its sails up every day, but we saw them on a Sunday and they were bright red so very dramatic. It is picture perfect.

    There are several restaurants, lots of galleries, a wonderful French patisserie, an excellent deli that isn't open every day but when it is, it's a great place to get picnic supplies.

    There are lots of shops and a church with a tower that can be climbed for magnificent views.

    You can also catch a canal boat to Brugge from Damme. It's great fun and a wonderful boat trip even if you don't exit at Brugge and just return to Damme.

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    The Lamme Goedzak Steam Wheeler

    by Beausoleil Written Jul 21, 2013
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    This is a paddle-boat that plies the canal between Damme and Brugge. It is a 35-minute trip on a lovely canal past the famous windmill. We saw all kinds of birds including ducks and heron on the short trip.

    There is free parking in Damme about a 5-minute walk from the boat. You pay on the boat. Then you arrive in Brugge not terribly far from the center of town. It's about 2.5 kilometers and you can walk through the beautiful city along the canals or you can walk a couple blocks to a bus stop and take the bus into town. We walked and loved it. There are maps posted along the way so you don't get lost.

    It's a great way to visit Brugge, take a fun boat ride and spend some time in the lovely historic village of Damme. Highly recommended.

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    Poplar-Lined Canals and Roads

    by King_Golo Written Mar 28, 2013

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    Poplar-Lined Canal

    Lots of the charm of Damme comes from its surroundings, the endless lines of poplars planted alongside the roads or canals of this area. While they must be beautiful in summer, too, we found them almost mystical in wintertime. With a few snowflakes falling and the wind howling, the weather was everything but nice, but still we braved the storm to take pictures of this exceptionally beautiful landscape. Others, however, were even cycling or walking on the paths next to the canals. It's definitely worth it, if you have the right clothes.

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    Het Boekendorp Damme

    by King_Golo Written Mar 28, 2013

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    Tijl Uilenspiegel monument in Damme

    Damme calls itself the "book village" (Boekendorp). Perhaps this love of books is due to the fact that Till Eulenspiegel (Tijl Uilenspiegel in Dutch) is said to have been born here. He is actually a German folklore figure from the Middle Ages, but has been made popular in Belgium by Charles de Coster who rewrote his story and made Uilenspiegel a freedom fighter against Spanish oppression. The Flamish Movement, fighting for strengthening Flamish culture in the time that de Coster published his book, took a fancy to this hero and made him even more popular. In Damme, this is visible by the word Uilenspiegel as part of a lot of shop names, bar names, B&B names etc. Moreover, there is a little Uilenspiegel monument near the village bridge. But Damme today is indeed a book village. There are a lot of bookshops in the village, literally one on every street. Browse through their range of books if you want to find out more about Uilenspiegel.

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    Wintertime in Damme

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 11, 2009

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    Scating in Damme
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    This daytrip reminded me at a picture of Piet Breughel sr (Belgian painter- 16th century)
    It was january the 9th-2009 - The mayors of Bruges/Damme/Sluis gave permission to skate on the canal between the cities. It was more than 10 years ago this winter event was officialy permitted. More than 50.000 people enjoyed the track between the cities.

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    Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

    by leics Written Aug 2, 2008

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    The Church of Our Lady.

    There's been a church here since at least 1180, but what you can see today gives a clear indication of how the once wealthy and important Damme declined over the centuries.

    The original church (13th century) was huge.....its tower and external walls still remain. But as the population (and wealth) grew less, it was simply too big to maintain, and a much smaller church was created within the existing building. That's the one you can visit today.

    The existing church contains several interesting religious artefacts (some Medieval, but most from 16th-18th centuries), and is rather a pretty place. There is a good explanatory leaflet available in several languages.

    You can also climb the original tower, which apparently gives excellent views over the surrounding countryside. It costs 1 euro to do so.

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    Schellemolen: the windmill

    by leics Written Aug 1, 2008

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    Schellemolen

    On the other side of the River Zwin from Damme village atands an absolutely classic white windmill.

    It really does make a pretty sight, especially when the weather is sunny and the water calm enough to give a clear reflection.

    It also makes you realise how close you are to the Netherlands: windmills, canals, flat fields, polders......

    There's been a windmill on that spot since at least the 1200s, but the one you can see now dates from 1867. It is open to the public, but you'll have to contact the tourist Office to fins out when (see weblink).

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