Roeselare Things to Do

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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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    Rodenbach castle

    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.

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    History of the Rodenbach family

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    learn more on the Rodenbach family

    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.

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    Lots of Big Barrels

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    a lot of Rodenbach . . .

    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

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    Former delivery of beer

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    barrels of Rodenbach beer

    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.

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    Steam boiler

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Steam boiler

    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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    the new brewery building

    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.

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    From Barley to Malt

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    from Barley to Malt

    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.

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    Inside the malt kiln

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    bend your knees to get in

    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.

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    Chappel of Banneux

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Chappel of Banneux

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    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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

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    Statue Guido Gezelle

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Guide Gezelle

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    De Dreve

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Bird eyes view of De Dreve

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    Close up of the front of the church

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Waepon shield

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    Church of the Minor Seminar

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Church of the Minor Seminar

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    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Holly Heart

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Holly heart

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