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This is the area where hops are grown - the traditional flavouring for beer

If you travel between Cassel and the coast, you pass through the flat low-lying fields and drainage ditches of maritime Flanders.

There are occasional small villages, each perhaps with a small market place, a traditional Flemish estaminet (pub), a church (often with relics of the counter-reformation, such as a "hall-kirk" layout, an ornate "retable" altar or an early organ.

Wormhout's market place has pretty bandstand dating from c.1900.

A “tea dance” at the Cafe des Orgues, in Herzeele
(3km E from Wormhout on D17)

Esquelbecq church - 17th century “hallkirk” with three aisles.
(1,5km W from Wormhout on D17)

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Places to visit
Jeanne Devos Museum, Wormhout - photographer's record of everyday life in the Flemish countryside. Brasserie Thiriez - small artisinal brewery in Esquelbecq 2km E from Wormhout
'T Kasteelhof Estaminet - traditional Flemish bar in Cassel

Background Information:
Flemish dialect and customs
Beer - North France's favourite drink




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