Berlare ( pronunciation BEHR-lah-ruh) is a small town in East Flanders, consisting of Overmere, Uitbergen, Donk and Berlare proper.
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By train: The closest railway station is Schoonaarde. From there the south of Berlare is within walking distance. A bigger station is Lokeren, where you can take a bus to Berlare.
By bus: connections to Lokeren and Aalst.
By car: the main road is the N467, which connects N445 (Ghent-Zele) to N461 (Wetteren-Dendermonde).
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Lake Donk. Flanders' largest lake. The north shore is touristic with lots of restaurants etc. The rest is quiet and green. edit
Waterfeesten, ( Around lake Donk). Yearly festivities with concerts, stunt shows, helicopter rides and fireworks. First weekend of August. edit
Eendekooi, ( Lake Donk). Replica of a cage which was used for catching ducks. There is also a small zoo and a playground. free. edit
Sled dog race, ( Paardewei area), . Late november. edit
Open air musical, . Every two years in late August there is an open air musical on the shores of lake Donk. edit
Water sports. Sailing and wind surfing on lake Nieuwdonk. edit
Entertainment. A bowling alley, two casinos, minigolf and boating at lake Donk. edit
Fishing, ( Lake Donk). Some excellent fishing spots. Dispensers for day permits available. edit
Ice skating, ( Lake Donk). When lake Donk freezes many people go ice skating. There are some gin and hamburger stalls on the ice. free. edit
Specialty. The local specialty is eel. edit
Donk. There are dozens of restaurants along the north shore of lake Donk. edit
Laurierblad, ( Close to Sint Martinus church). Restaurant Laurierblad is well known in Flanders. Rather expensive. edit
Camping, ( Near lake Donk). Several caravan & camping sites: Roosendael, Noordzee, Zonneschijn, Bareldonk, Primavera, Rodeo. edit
[ edit] Contact
[ edit] Get out Ghent, Dendermonde and Aalst are not far.