Have you ever heard of ‘Krulbollen’? The Flemish people’s sport is very popular in the Meetjesland. You can find out everything you need to know about it from the display in Doornzele Museum. Fancy trying it yourself? You can, both in the museum or in the park located just 500 metres from Schaepsgerwe B&B. ‘Kantklossen’ or lace-winding is also popular here. Your B&B hostess Rita is an expert and will be happy to give you a demonstration.
Visit an old Farm
The Huysmanhoeve is a mediaeval farm building that features a gate dating back to the 12th century. You can visit the farm, where all sorts of events are held during the summer months. The tourist office is located at this regional centre, situated just outside the centre of Eeklo. The Drongengoedhoeve "visitor centre" is in the little village of Ursel. This is a working farm that was built in 1746. During your tour, you will learn all about the history of the farm and the surrounding landscape. The herb garden is also definitely worth a visit!
‘Het Leen’ provincial estate
This forgotten piece of paradise is the perfect place for a walk. There are a number of themed walks and activities designed for young and old. Because it has a number of concreted paths, Het Leen is also accessible for wheelchair users. And after a good walk around, you can always head for the coffee shop for a refreshment.
Take a ride on a steam
In Maldegem you’ll find a charming little station dating from 1862 that has been converted into a living steam museum. All that puffing and clouds of steam will take you back in time fifty years. During the season, you can take the steam train from Maldegem to Eeklo. You’ll find more information here.
Inhale culture in the Canada museum
The Canada museum was founded out of gratitude for the Polish and Canadian liberators during the Second World War. This private museum tells the story of the mobilisation, occupation and liberation of Flanders. Not to be missed!