Deinze is a beautiful municipality and a city situated in East Flanders, a Belgian province. Deinze is well-known to the world because it is the starting point of Gent–Wevelgem, a popular cycling race. The Lille Airport is closest to the city and is about 66 km away from its center. The Brussels Airport is about 79 km from here. Avail cheap flights to Deinze if you want history to unfold itself before your eyes through the city’s superb monuments and museums.
Ooidonk Castle is currently occupied by the present Earl t'Kint de Roodenbeke. A fortress was initially constructed in 1230 on the same site as the current castle with the intention of defending Ghent and also to fortify the Leie River. In the mayhem of the religious combats, the castle was devastated twice, in 1491 and also in 1579. Post the 1579 fire, the castle was reconstructed and this survives till date.
‘Beacons of art along the Leie River’ is a famous cycling event and consists of two circuits. Circuit 1 is all about exploring the area in and around Ooidonk Castle, Astene Sas, Gust De Smet Museum, the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum and also the beautiful village of Deurle, though not necessarily in that order. Circuit 2 involves the Machelen village along with the Raveel. Hurry and book a seat on any of the cheap flights to Deinze if you have a passion for outdoor activities.
The 'Museum of Deinze and the Leie region' was set up with the sole intention of focusing on and encouraging the works of local artists belonging to the Leie region, which was known worldwide for its unique School of Latem located in the village of Sint-Martens-Latem. The museum presently boasts of a vast collection of paintings created by local artists, those living in or working here, in the Leie region. The regional bias and limitation was consciously implemented to preserve the rich local art. Subsequently, the collection is well-preserved. The Deinze Museum is definitely a regional museum but with national or even international appeal. Come and stay in any of the budget, mid-range or luxurious hotels in Deinze and have a fulfilling holiday here.