The province of East-Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen in Dutch) is located north-west of Brussels.
Ghent is the capital of East-Flanders. The historical city has a rich variety of architecture, arts and culture.
Other smaller cities are Aalst, Sint-Niklaas and Dendermonde. The eastern part of the province, part of the Flemish Diamond, is more densely populated than the western part.
Events in East-Flanders:
- Aalst Carnaval: Traditionally on sunday and monday before ash-wednesday, large carnaval processions will parade on the streets of Aalst.
- Ronde van Vlaanderen: Flanders’ most important cycling race of the year is organised in April with start and finish in “Oudenaarde”.
- Lokerse Feesten: is a large music festival organised in Lokeren, traditionally at the end of July / beginning of August.