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De Coster and his legendary Tyl

Due to it's rich history and many things worth seeing, Damme is nowadays a popular touristic center. Popular, but fortunately not too crowdy. Till far over our borders, Damme is renowned for it's cuisine and since a few years it is also known as a place where you can buy lots of old (and new) books.
Charles De Coster - born in Munich in 1827, was a pioneer in the french/belgian literature by the Legend of Tyl Uylenspieghel and his friend "Lamme Goedzak" written in
1868 and translated in many countries ! He died in Brussels in 1879 as a rather unknown "ecrivain"
Damme itself is a nice small town near Brugge in the West Flanders fields - Perfect for relaxing - walking or biking tours you can rent localy !


The most famous view on Damme !
Just look for this place near Brugge -rent a bike and go for "Flanders Fields" ! It is most relaxing and the landscape is super !

Blik van Licht

A statue of the artist Charles Delporte - located at the
"Onze Lieve Vrouwe Church ! "Delporte himself has already a museum in Damme.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small town - but a must once you are near Brugge
  • In a nutshell:Inspiring village for lovers of poetry
  • Intro Updated Aug 31, 2008
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Hi, Luc! Interesting destination, never been there... Thanx for shaing!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2008 at 9:23 AM

    Nice Tip and pics - we are on the same track - I've just done a tip on an old halle.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2008 at 8:25 AM

    Luc, lovely updates with brilliant photos of the village of books.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 2:05 PM

    Always welcome to Belgium ! i will be your guide whenever i can ! A warm African welcome anyhow , without parade ! !

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 9:03 PM

    I knew Tyl Uylenspieghel, of course, but neither Charles De Coster nor Damme. I will remember when going to Belgium. Thanks !

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 1:02 PM

    Wonderful pics of the mill, Luc

  • nicoleken's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 1:43 AM

    Heel mooie foto's ! Damme is een heel mooi plekje !


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