Exciting town

First of all Zottegem is a very exciting town, with a busy shopping- and service-centre; for a long time past it has always held a central function for the surrounding villages.

The tuesday market goes back hundreds of years : a sculpture of the "market lion" in the front of the town hall refers to this fact. And during the last weekend of june  there is a street-fair and all the shops sell their goods outside in the streets.

If you are looking for regional cooking or a gastronomical dinner you have come to the right place. Zottegem can be proud of several excellent restaurants and plenty of pubs and cafés. The local beer is  highly recommended : Oude Zottegemse is  still brewed like in the old days.

Some of the local biscuits and cakes are sold during all seasons, but a few others are only baked from Saint Nicholas" Day till Twelfth-night.

At the sports and recreation area of the Bevegemse Vijvers you can have a swim, catch some sun, play a game of tennis, and so much more.

An exciting town likes to keep its folk traditions alive and that is exactly what Zottegem does during the Twelfth-night period when people go from door to door singing carols and several carnivals pass through the crowded streets. Every year a bonfire is made to burn the cities" Christmas-tree and in spring there are the marvellous cavalcades.

On Whit Sunday there is a giant pageant, during the first week of July a Cultural Week is organized with all local cultural organisations participating and in August you are welcome on the exciting Summer Festival with the traditional Tistaertprijs for professional cyclists.

Tourism (EN)

Regional informationdesk/VVV-office
Markt 1, 9620 Zottegem
09 364 64 64

Monday to friday from 9 am to 12 pm and from 13.30 pm to 16 pm.


Stad Zottegem
Gustaaf Schockaertstraat 7
9620 Zottegem
09 364 65 00
Btw BE 0207 444 990
Contacteer ons

© Stad Zottegem - Alle Rechten Voorbehouden - Powered by The eForum Factory