Meet our Greeters!
Greeters are volunteers that love their city so much they volunteer to show their city to visitors. Not as a guide, but more like a newly met friend! Greeters will show special places that mean something in their lives. They would also show things visitors specifically ask for such as parks, shopping, architecture or a less wellknown neighborhood.
Greeters are no professional guides, that is why Greeters (for example) do not enter a museum with their guest(s), that is up to the professionals.
André Claeys (Vinkt, Deinze)
Together with his partner Annie he runs a B & B in the village of Vinkt at Deinze. The small village has a great history. André takes you for a walk through the village and tells you the history that may be not forgotten.
Etienne has been living 45 years in Petegem/Leie. As a passionate hobby gardener, cyclist and walker he loves nature and greenery. He takes you along a ‘ green belt ‘ and let you visit the urban food garden, the city forest and many other beautiful places in and around Deinze.
Joannes De Baets
Joannes is a passionate hobby photographer. He leads you along beautiful images around for taking ….. nice pictures. His batteries are already loaded. Now yours!
Languages: NL – FR – ENG – DU
John De Vlieger (Deinze)
John is a well known figure in Deinze and surroundings and curiously enough he also knows almost everyone! It is the perfect man to take you along Astene-Lock, the Leie, the recreation domain De Brielmeersen, Ooidonk castle.
Languages: NL – FR – DU
You can find Johan often in and around the ‘Kapelhoek’ in Zulte. There is a natural domain, an old tannery, an ancient chapel, and more. You can cycle, walk or enjoy a cool drink in ‘Kapelhuis’.
Languages: NL- ENG
Annie Dreesen (Vinkt, Deinze)
Talen: NL – FR – ENG – DU
Feel like cycling in region Deinze? The Elfdorpen route on the bike with Claude is an ideal opportunity to discover the most beautiful places and historical tidbits. With a touch of humor and in a relaxed atmosphere, you cycle the tour of 30 or 50 km.
Lieven Godderis (Deinze)
When Lieven tells about the beauty of nature, the hiking trails and the quiet spots of Deinze, you want to keep him company. Go with him on step and discover nice places to picnic, horse riding or with the children.
Languages: NL – FR – ENG
Zulte and his two boroughs Olsene and Machelen/Leie are definitely worth to explore. Dirk takes you by bike or on foot along two castles, Olsene Rotse , the Raveel Museum and the French Military Cemetery and more.
Bart has a passion for technology, economics, architecture and history. He combines that business in a fascinating walk or a bike ride in Deinze. Bart takes you to the home of a former silk manufacturer and the residence of Lulu, daughter of writer John Flanders and the doctors house of Henry van de Velde. Further on the program: gin, tobacco, lingerie, toys made of paper maché and architectural vestiges of adventurers who ventured their chance in America.
Languages: NL – ENG
As a resident of Olsene and before of Machelen/Lys Chris brings you in the hidden edges of Olsene, in terms of history, flax, eggs, the cave, the subterranean flight corridor of the Castle and leather. His specialty is a bike ride in Olsene and part of Machelen (art). Of course, a hospitality stop at….
Marianne Lyssens (Meigem, Deinze)
Marianne loves nature and the quiet area of Meigem at Deinze. She is a busy bee, creative and volunteer in many organisations. She takes you on the bike for a ride in and around Deinze!
Languages: NL – FR – ENG – DU – SP
Werner Van Cauwenberghe
You want to visit Deinze on foot or by bike in this life. Werner, the epicuriean, is your ideal guide. Just think of the classics: Brielmeersen, Astene-Lock, Vosselare-put, Ooidonk Castle. But also local catering or brewery Sint Canarus belong to the possibilities.
Languages: NL – FR – ENG – DU