Forthcoming events
Local events
Saturday, August 05, 2017  - Saturday, August 05, 2017

Monthly Coffee Morning in Angelica's restaurant in Camp Hopsons.  Come along for a chat with fellow Twin Towners.

Don't forget to bring your Twin Town Card to get a 10% discount on food and drink purchases.

10:00  - 12:00

International events

Tuesday, August 01, 2017  - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Youth for Europe in Bagnols-sur-Ceze

The annual event for young people (aged 16 to 25) from our Twin Towns.

A packed programme has been arranged with an artistic theme. 

Cost - 200 Euros per person to inlcude accommodation, meals, outings and transport.  The cost of travel to the event is not included.




Eeklo, Newbury's Belgian twin, is little more than an hour-and-a-half's drive from the Channel ports of Calais and Dunkirk, in Belgium's East Flanders region, a short drive from the Dutch border.

While only a small, but pretty town, it has plenty to offer the visitor. Pick of the hotels is probably the Shamon, a family-run establishment dating from the 1930s, built in the art-deco style, and a short walk from the town centre.

Eeklo is ideally placed for visiting the tourist magnets of Bruges and Ghent, which are both about 30km away. The bustling city of Antwerp is 40km away, while much closer is the Dutch border town of Sluis, with its windmill, boutiques, and shops of a highly dubious nature.

In and around Eeklo, the Meetjesland, of which the town is the centre, has plenty to offer. It is a centre for ballooning, while the Het Leen offers 225 hectares of forest. For military history buffs, the battlefields of Flanders can be reached in about an hour by car.

Local pictures

Town as seen on Google Maps

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Links to other local web sites of interest

Eeklo Town Hall Website (in Dutch)   
Eeklo Wikipedia Entry   

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