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Bank account of “National Trust Belgium” (NTAB)
BE17 0016 2443 2021
For this event we have worked closely with Herita, the organisation created recently to promote the heritage of Flanders.
We will be welcomed with tea/coffee and cake in the castle of Beauvoorde, a little known gem of Flanders heritage. Beauvoorde is situated in the now peaceful
landscape where in 1914-1918 the GreatWar raged.
The original building was burned down in 1584 by the “Geuzen”. Subsequently it was rebuilt but fell into disrepair in the 18th century. ln1875 squire Arthur Merghelynck rebuilt it again and created the grounds and park in a mixed English-French style.The interior, left unchanged since 1908, contains furniture and artefacts recreating the atmosphere of the 17th century.
There will be one English speaking and one Dutch speaking guide.
After lunch we drive to the coast for a walk amidst the dunes of the so called Dumont site in De Panne.
This site was developed under the supervision of architect Albert Dumont at the end of the 19th century. His son Alexis designed the unique construction plan of
country cottages with respect fort he environment and the dune landscape.On high dune tops spacious villas with sea view were erected.
Originally the villas were built in cottage style, later on also more modernist villas were constructed.
Since 1995 the Dumont housing estate has been an urban conservation area.
There will beone French speaking and oneDutch speaking guide.
To simplify travel we have reserved acoach from Gent. lt will leave DePanne at 5 p.m.
From Antwerpen/Kennedy Tunnel: 50km 30 Min. E17 Antwerpen-Gent, exit 10"Gentbrugge".
At exit, parking is indicated 'N9 - P&R' . The exit makes an almost complete circle. At the end (traffic lights) you see again straight ahead "P&R' painted in yellow letters on a pillar of the viaduct. To enter parking cross the "Brusselse Steenweg" (two separated lanes).
From Brussels/Groot Bijgaarden: 45km - 30Min. E40 Brussels-Oostende.
Keep right at junction "Zwijnaarde" and follow direction"E 1 7-Antwerpen/Gent.
Keep right again at the junction 'Gent-Centrum' and follow indication "E17", direction "Antwerpen/Haven".
On the E17 take exit 10 "Gentbrugge", direction N9.
At the end of the exit, take left into "Brusselse Steenweg" (=N9 two lanes), then take the first street on the right - immediately behind the viaduct, under which you will find the car park.