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    Rumbeke Castle

    by shavy Updated Oct 19, 2014

    About 3 km from city center of Roeselare lies the Castle. The most famous and undoubtedly the green area from Roeselare called "Sterrebos." Is known for joggers a perfect place to walk. For hikers is a place where everyone's are welcome on Sunday afternoon

    The sign board "Sterrebos will bring you the castle place. Rumbeke castle was once home to the Counts of Flanders and was held in the same condition in the course of centuries as possible. Castle Rumbeke is one of the oldest Renaissance castles in Belgium in the 18th century the building was rebuilt in the Classicist Sterrebos which was built with the Prater of Vienna as a model

    The castle is surrounded by trees, is very famous place for family during weekends with children. In the surrounding there were restaurants and cafes with playground. Many people like to stroll mostly on a Sunday afternoon. The castle can be admire from the inside and outside. Tours can be arrange

    Public Openings: from Friday, May 17th through Sunday, September 15th, every Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. Each tour on Friday at 1.30 pm., 2.45 pm. and 4 pm
    Guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 10 am 11.15 am 1.30 pm 2.45 pm and 4 pm

    Photo taken from the road Entrance to sterrebos The restaurants
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    St. Amand's church

    by shavy Written Oct 19, 2014

    The church was built between 1869 and 1872. The nave is Neo-Romanesque and the 45 meter high tower, with four bells, an example of eclecticism. The church contains a white stone pulpit of Charles Dupont and modern fire windows.

    In front of the church stood a famous statue of Albrecht Rodenbach. It was sculpted by Jules Lagae and unveiled in 1909 during a three-day Flemish Party.

    The church was a relief, dedicated to Saint-Amand in a neighborhood on the north side of the station. The church was necessitated by the significant development of the city from 1850, the first stone of St. Amand's church was laid on October 25, 1869

    The land was under a notarial deed dated July 22, 1863 a gift from Knight The King of Merkem. For the new church and the presbytery a new road was to be opened, which ran from the (Noordstraat) north street to the station. The builder, Joseph Schadde, from Antwerp, made ​​the plan of the church in Romanesque Revival style

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    St Michael's Church

    by shavy Written Oct 19, 2014

    Roeselare has a lot of churches in the city and in the surrounding municipalities. The St Michael's Church is one of them. Although the history of this church dates back to 1066, only the base of the tower was left after the fire of 1488. As of 1497 the church was rebuilt in late Gothic style.
    In 1735, blowing the 91-meter steeple around and it was replaced in 1757 by an octagonal casing. The tower is 65 meters high.

    The church has several valuable works of art, including the baroque pulpit, the organ and the carillon with 49 bells. St Michael's church has three naves and a tough west tower with a sharp snaps spits. A violent storm snaps in 1735 the spire went off, and between 1742 and 1757 the church has given the current tower octagonal bell-shaped cover. The church has one of the largest organs of West Flanders

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    The National Cycling Museum

    by Museeuw Written Jun 8, 2007

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    The Nationaal Wielermuseum is a must for any cycling freak who comes to Belgium. It's not very big, but really worth a visit. On the ground floor they have a permanent collection about the history of cycling and bicycles (which is also quite interesting for the non-freaks) and upstairs there's always a changing collection (e.g. the history of the world championships cyclo-cross, history of 20 years the team Flandria,...).
    There's a very big chance also you'll meet Freddy Maertens, two times world champion, because he works there.
    Entrance fee is only 5 euro.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00.

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    Rodenbach Castle

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Opposite the Rodenbach Brewery there is the Rodenbach Castle.

    This Castle is also known as the Rodenbach - Mergaert Castle.

    This castle was built by Edward Rodenbach - Mergaert in 1891, all kind of modern techniques where used as isolation, heating by hot air via channels in the walls and special glass.

    On the castle domain there is a well, and the pure water from this well is still used to make the beer.

    It is not possible to visit this castle.

    Rodenbach castle
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    History of the Rodenbach family

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    At the end of the visiting trail, you arrive in the visitors centre.

    Here you can see big panels showing the most important members of the Rodenbach family.

    Under those pictures you find some big leaflets with information on these persons.

    And of course in this visitor centre it is finally time to taste one or more delicious Rodenbach beers.

    learn more on the Rodenbach family
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    Lots of Big Barrels

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Walking through the cellars of the Rodenbach Brewery was very impressive.

    There were lot of big barrels (I started counting, but I lost the count). You should know that each barrel contains 14.000 litres of Rodenbach beer . . . so all those barrels together, och yes, that is a lot of beer . . . . . Santee, Cheers

    a lot of Rodenbach . . .
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    Former delivery of beer

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Along the visitors trail, there were also some old pictures. On these old pictures you could see how the beer was made in the early days.

    Like on this picture which shows how the barrels were transported in the past.

    This scenery I have never seen in the streets of Roeselare. But I can still remember that the Rodenbach beer was delivered with a special coach and two big farmer horses in the inner city.

    Until now I have no picture on this, time to start a search.

    barrels of Rodenbach beer
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    Steam boiler

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Later on, as we continued our tour through the brewery, we also did see the old steam boiler.

    This steam boiler dates from 1936, and is a Lancashire - type.

    The front of this steam boiler is completely restored and the upper side is opened, so you can see the inside.

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    The new Brewery building

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    On the same courtyard where you could see the old (and protected) Malt building gate, there was also the new brewery building.

    That looked very modern, and high tech. Build with lots of glass and aluminium, you could almost look through the big hall.

    Unfortunately it was not open for the public on this Open Monuments day. They open it for the big public on special occasions like the Open Company days.

    the new brewery building
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    From Barley to Malt

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    The old Malt kiln, nowadays this historical industrial building is not used anymore as a Malt Kiln, no no now it is used as an exposition hall.

    When walk around in this Malt Kiln you can learn everything on the production process from Barley to Malt. And it is explained by pictures and drawings, so no need to read long technical texts.

    from Barley to Malt
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    Inside the malt kiln

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    On this special occasion, due to Open Monuments day, this old Malt kiln was open for the public, of course it is also open on the guided tours the organise in this Rodenbach Brewery.

    You really have to make you small to get into the heart of the Malt kiln. Access is not possible for people in a wheel chair.

    bend your knees to get in
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    Chappel of Banneux

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on.

    Chappel of Banneux
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    Statue Guido Gezelle

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on.

    Guide Gezelle
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    De Dreve

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on.

    Bird eyes view of De Dreve
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