With its unique positioning between the three big cities, Aalst is the perfect place for those who want to experience
that same vibrant atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants and culture in cities like Ghent and Antwerp, but in a smaller setting. “People who come here for the first time are really surprised by how lively Aalst is,” says Sandy Osselaer, team leader for tourism in the city of Aalst. “We have a lot to offer tourists and we welcome them with open arms. That is why, for instance, our office is in the centre of the city and is made of glass, so you can truly experience our city and our openness.”