East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen; Province de Flandre-Orientale; Ostflandern) is a province in the region Flanders, in Belgium. It borders on the Netherlands, the provinces of Antwerp of West Flanders, Hainaut, Antwerp and Flemish Brabant.
Its capital is the warm and vibrant city of Ghent which combines medieval architecture and art with the best of the contemporary culture. Ghent has marvellous riverfronts to show you, important museums and eccentric bars. Ghent is a must-see city in Belgium, as well as Oudenaarde and Sint-Niklaas. East Flanders is a popular province for cycling, on the route of the famous Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) and also for water sports on the lake Donk, including sailing, fishing and even ice skating, when the lake freezes. Find this lake in the town of Berlare!
Population: approximately 1.5 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Aalst, Dendermonde, Eeklo, Ronse, Sint-Niklaas, Lokeren, Oudenaarde
Main attractions: Gravensteen Castle, Belfry of Ghent, Saint Nicholas' Church, Saint Bavo's Cathedral (with The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb altarpiece), Saint Michael's Church, Ooidonk Castle, Graslei quay (Ghent), Museum of Fine Arts, Graslei and Korenlei (riverfront in Ghent), Korenmarkt (city square in Ghent), Sint-Michielsbrug bridge, Lys River, Donkmeer Lake, Tour of Flanders
Nearest Airports: Brussels Airport (BRU - Luchthaven Brussel-Nationaal, Aéroport de Bruxelles-National)
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