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A medium sized town (Belgian standards) of around 70.000 people, '''Sint-Niklaas''' is located between the larger cities of [[Ghent]] (Gent) and [[Antwerp]] (Antwerpen) in [[East Flanders]].  
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A medium sized town (Belgian standards) of around 70.000 people, '''Sint-Niklaas''' is located between the larger cities of [[Ghent]] (Gent) and [[Antwerp]] (Antwerpen) in [[East Flanders]]. It is the capital of the Wass region
  
As a historic resting spot for traders between these two cities boasting the biggest market space of Europe (originally the lawn where traders halted). It was given its title of city by Napoleon and knew a second big spur of growth during the Industrial Revolution, when it was an important industrial town for textile and bricks.
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As a historic resting spot for traders between these two cities boasting the biggest market space of Europe (originally the lawn where traders halted). It was given its title of city by Napoleon and had a second big spurt of growth during the Industrial Revolution, when it was an important industrial town for textile and bricks.
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==Get in==
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===Car===
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The E17 highway passes by the city.
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===Train===
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Trains arrive from Ghent and Antwerp every half hour.  Trains from Brussels arrive once an hour.
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== Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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*'''Market green'''
 
*'''Market green'''
  
*'''Mercator museum''' -- Fascinating maps are the focus of this museum. Mercator was one of the most famous map makers in history, and lived in the neighbourhood.
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*'''Mercator museum''' - Fascinating maps are the focus of this museum. Mercator was one of the most famous map makers in history, and lived in the neighbourhood.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
Sint-Niklaas is also famous for its yearly '''hot air balloon festival'''.
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Sint-Niklaas is also famous for its yearly '''hot air balloon festival''' held the first weekend of September.
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==Buy==
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The Wassland Shopping Center is just outside the city center.
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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==Get out==

Revision as of 15:01, 2 April 2008

A medium sized town (Belgian standards) of around 70.000 people, Sint-Niklaas is located between the larger cities of Ghent (Gent) and Antwerp (Antwerpen) in East Flanders. It is the capital of the Wass region

As a historic resting spot for traders between these two cities boasting the biggest market space of Europe (originally the lawn where traders halted). It was given its title of city by Napoleon and had a second big spurt of growth during the Industrial Revolution, when it was an important industrial town for textile and bricks.

Get in

Car

The E17 highway passes by the city.

Train

Trains arrive from Ghent and Antwerp every half hour. Trains from Brussels arrive once an hour.

Get around

See

Today, Sint-Niklaas is rather sleepy, but there are a few attractions.

  • Market green
  • Mercator museum - Fascinating maps are the focus of this museum. Mercator was one of the most famous map makers in history, and lived in the neighbourhood.

Do

Sint-Niklaas is also famous for its yearly hot air balloon festival held the first weekend of September.

Buy

The Wassland Shopping Center is just outside the city center.

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out