The Butchers Hall is one of the oldest historic buildings in the town. The present Butchers Hall was built between 1460 and 1462 on the same site as its predecessor, which had stood on that spot since 1293. The butchers sold their meat on the ground floor; the first floor was furnished as the guildhall for the Civic Guard of the Guild of St George.
In the Vleeshuismuseum you can learn all about the earliest history of Dendermonde. Archaeological finds, old documents, a collection of weapons and firearms, elements from former Bayard Steed processions … its all here. The largest exhibit is the skeleton of a mammoth. At 28,000 years old he is the towns oldest inhabitant!
The Butchers' Hall
Grote Markt 23 B - 9200 Dendermonde
Monday: closed From Tuesday till Friday: 9:30-12:00 & 13:00-18:00 Saturday-Sunday: 13:00-18:00