Eeklo is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality only comprises the city of Eeklo proper. The name Eeklo comes from the contraction of “eke” and “lo”, two Old German words meaning “oak” and “sparse woods”. Eeklo is situated 20 km northwest of Ghent. Find property for sale in Eeklo.
Eeklo, the chief town in the flat country between Ghent and Bruges, has succeeded in preserving its picturesque small-scale charm. The Neo-Gothic church of St. Vincent in the Flemisch Renaissance style, the beautiful Flemish City Hall with its belfry and carillon, its picturesque houses, some of which date back to the 17th century, all testify to its historical patrimony. The belfry and city hall have received the World Heritage Site designation from UNESCO.
Convivial terraces on the market place invite you to sit and rest. The Ledeganckplein owes its name to the town's most famous resident, the poet Karel Lodewijk Ledeganck, whose bronze statue dominates the town square. Get your own property in Eeklo.
Eeklo is a town of schools and shops, but possesses a sports infrastructure which is at once broad and varied. The Huysmanhoeve is certainly worth a visit. The farm, dominated by a majestic portico, dates back to the 13th century. Nature lovers will be overwhelmed by the provincial estate 'Het Leen', sheltering the Regional Forest Museum. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Eeklo.
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