It’s not easy to find Sas 6. You might need to ask a local. This idyllic waterfront café is located at Sas 6 (Lock No. 6) on the Herentals-Bochold canal near Mol.
The authentic Flemish interior has two dark rooms furnished with antique lamps, oil paintings and red velvet cinema seats. There are tables out in the garden under the lime trees where cyclists stop off for an Oude Geuze beer and a bowl of soup.
It is one of the most romantic bars in Belgium, even if it is one of the hardest to find.
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