The Flemish Ardennes are known for its nature, with challenges for the cyclists and with many beers and regional products. You cannot only find the ingrediënten, but there are a few young chefs that create magic on your plate. Steven Van Snick van De Verborgen Tuin (Geraardsbergen) and Julie Baekelandt van C-Jules (Zottegem) are worth a visit.
Romantic dinner for two at Alexandre or dinner a modern setting at TwoCooks.
There are several playgrounds, both outside as inside. There are public swimming pools in Ninove, Zottegem and de Gavers Geraardsbergen. There is a climbing wall in Zottegem for the more adventurous types. Or visit the animals at the animal theme park Pairi Daiza or in one of the local children’s farms.
Brewery Van den Bossche, famous for Pater Lieven and Buffalo beer. In Herzele, there’s a cycle route between the 2 breweries of Herzele or you can check out Plan Bier, a guide of Flanders Tourism of bars and routes along the breweries and best bars of the region.