De Poort

Kris Machtelinckx

Sonseindestraat 6A

9620 Zottegem

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Three kilometres from Dikkele:  very small and one of the most picturesque villages of Belgium.

Three kilometres from Balegem: known from the stone quarry, the 15th century watermill and the distillery (juniper).

Four kilometres from Zottegem, swimming pool "de Bevegemse Vijvers", estate "Breivelde", the crypt of Egmont and the castle of Egmont, the renovated centre of the city, CC Zoetegem, local pubs and restaurants, the castles of the small Loire,...

You can use an app "my tours" to explore Zottegem.

From Zottegem or Balegem you can travel by train to cities as Ghent (20km), Antwerp (75 km), Brussels (55km) and Bruges (65 km) in a very comfortable way. This is especially for tourists who wish to stay for a longer period.

200 metres near the guesthouse there is a busstop. There you can take the bus to Zottegem or Ghent. At the station in Zottegem it is possible to rent a bike (blue-bike) for 1 euro a day.

The legendary disco "De Parasol" is located at 500 metres from the guesthouse. It is a place that you should have visited at least once in a lifetime!

The village Velzeke is situated at three kilometres from the guesthouse. It is for the real "Flandriens" among us. The Paddestraat and the Lippenhovestraat are one of the longest  cobbled roads, very famous from the Tour of Flanders.

All hills and cobbled roads are within a distance of 35 kilometres. The area breaths everything that has to do with cycling and you can even ride your own Tour starting from the Paddestraat.

Furthermore you can visit the Provincial Archaeological Museum (PAM) with the children. Maybe you can dress up as a real Roman or feel yourself as an 18th century bandit on the track of Jan De Lichte.

Cottem (8km), a picturesque hamlet of Sint-Lievens-Houtem, is certainly worth a visit.

The area of Zwalm is nearby and there you can not only make beautiful nature walks and (mountain)bike tours but you can also visit the different water mills. Roborst, a small village known for its watercress cultivation (Cressana)or Little Switzerland, a beautiful piece of nature are worth visiting.

You can find further information about the named places on the Internet or in the leaflets in the guesthouse.