Located near Ghent, the first feature that stands out when visiting Ooidonk Castle is the impressive Hispanic-Flemish red-brick architectural structure that truly makes the castle one of a kind in Belgium. Not to mention that very few castles across the country are both occupied and open to visitors.

Since last year, great efforts have been deployed by Count and Countess t’Kint de Roodenbeke to bring a touch of modernity to the interior, keeping the elegance of the furniture and complementing it with thick carpets and a new lighting system. One feels like they are entering a home as opposed to a site belonging to a distant past.