Get out and about on Open Monument Day

Get out and about on Open Monument Day
Annamolen © Kempenbroek Windmill Network

On Sunday 12 September, many heritage sites open their doors for the annual Open Monuments Day. This year, too, a nice range of initiatives were developed at ErfgoedApp . In this article, we would like to put a few tours in the spotlight. Are you going out this weekend with the app? Share your experiences on social media with #erfgoedapp and #omd2021. We wish you an inspiring and fascinating Open Monuments Day!

Take a virtual tour of Hotel d'Udekem d'Acoz in Leuven

Hotel d'Udekem d'Acoz is one of the three laureates for the Real Estate Heritage Award 2021. You can vote for your favourite until 12 September. If you are in Leuven on Sunday, pay a visit to the hotel. After a restoration process of fifteen years, the building can finally be visited in its full glory. With the ErfgoedApp your visit will be digitally enriched. Read more

Open Monument Day and Borderless Windmill Day in Weert

In GrensPark KempenBroek this weekend both an Open Monuments Day and a Borderless Mills Day are organised. Some mills will not be able to receive you this year, but with the help of the ErfgoedApp you can still discover the story of this mill heritage up close. Use your smartphone as a key on the gate of the mills. Read more

Discover the first deaf school in Flanders in Ghent

In 1820, the first deaf school in Flanders was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary in Ghent. It is also the place where Petrus Triest, the founder of the congregation and of the school, lived a large part of his life. Sister Vincentia, the first headmistress, spent nine months in Paris before the school was founded where she was trained in the sign language method. With the ErfgoedApp you can take a guided tour through the heritage house in Dutch or in Flemish Sign Language. Further reading

Step into the footsteps of the trackers in Oudenaarde

Spoorzoekers op Wandel is a heritage walk of 12 km in and around Oudenaarde. Via ErfgoedApp your walk will be enriched with a.o. aerial photo sequences, historical maps, a town model or even drone shots and a digital elevation model. Further reading

Visit the Leuven University Library

Until a generation ago, it went like this: you went to the 'central library' in Leuven, to consult books from the reading room or from the storerooms. That is still possible, but this library has also been given at least one more function: it has also become a place for study and meeting. During Open Monumentendag you can freely visit the building and the tower all day long with the help of the ErfgoedApp. Are you deaf or hard of hearing? Then you can count on a tour in the Flemish Sign Language. Further reading

Strolling through Hasselt

Anyone who likes to discover the past in the present in the open air can do so with the ErfgoedApp walk 'Flaneren door Hasselt'. At every location you encounter, you will find an image of the old postcard, a contemporary photograph and a word of explanation. Let your imagination work! You'll imagine yourself back in Hasselt in days gone by...
The walk is not mapped out in a fixed route, so you can mould the locations into a (cycling) tour on your own.

Strolling through Hasselt
Around 1900, postcards were the way to let family and friends know where you were and how you were doing. Just as people now send selfies from all corners of the world, postcards were ubiquitous in those days. Today, they are a unique historical source with a great ...

The range of tours in the ErfgoedApp offers something for everyone. Here you can browse through the permanent offer. Click here for all ErfgoedApp tours during the Dutch Heritage Days. Would you like to see the full programme on Open Monumentendag? You can do so here.


Photo: Annamolen © Molennetwerk Kempenbroek