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Berlare town square
Berlare (pronunciation BEHR-lah-ruh) is a small town in East Flanders, consisting of Overmere, Uitbergen, Donk and Berlare proper.


Get in

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).

Get around


Bareldonk chapel
  • Lake Donk. Flanders' largest lake. The north shore is touristic with lots of restaurants etc. The rest is quiet and green.
    Lake Donk
  • Waterfeesten, (Around lake Donk). Yearly festivities with concerts, stunt shows, helicopter rides and fireworks. First weekend of August.
  • Eendekooi, (Lake Donk). Replica of a cage which was used for catching ducks. There is also a small zoo and a playground. free.
  • Sled dog race, (Paardewei area), [1]. Late november.


  • Open air musical, [2]. Every two years in late August there is an open air musical on the shores of lake Donk.
  • Water sports. Sailing and wind surfing on lake Nieuwdonk.
  • Entertainment. A bowling alley, two casinos, minigolf and boating at lake Donk.
  • Fishing, (Lake Donk). Some excellent fishing spots. Dispensers for day permits available.
  • Ice skating, (Lake Donk). When lake Donk freezes many people go ice skating. There are some gin and hamburger stalls on the ice. free.



  • Specialty. The local specialty is eel.
  • Donk. There are dozens of restaurants along the north shore of lake Donk.
  • Laurierblad, (Close to Sint Martinus church). Restaurant Laurierblad is well known in Flanders. Rather expensive.



  • Camping, (Near lake Donk). Several caravan & camping sites: Roosendael, Noordzee, Zonneschijn, Bareldonk, Primavera, Rodeo.


Get out

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