Category: <span>Leopoldsburg</span>

Waffen-SS arm-eagles exist under the name of ‘Leopoldsburg-version?

The name ‘Leopoldsburg version’ is a name that older collectors gave to these eagles until about 2005, perhaps because they were common and appeared in that region until after the war. Perhaps this should be seen in the context of local (militaria) shops, or shops where military insignia was sold…

My Royal House

  My Royal House was a museum that existed from 2001-2010 and was located at Antwerpsesteenweg 1. It concerned a private collection of objects related to the Belgian royal family and which was developed by Astrid Bammens. She set up an exhibition on the subject in Retie in 1995. Later…

Cycling tracks

In the past there were 2 velodromes in Leopoldsburg. I received the information on this page from Jean-Pierre CHANOINE, for which I thank him. The information was extracted from the thesis of Bert MOEYART. The full thesis can be found here. Old photo of a wooden cycling track (presumably at…

Hamlets of Leopoldsburg & Heppen

At the end of the nineteenth century, the transitional areas between Leopoldsburg and its surrounding municipalities gradually became densely populated. The expansion of the municipality was carefully prepared and executed. The streets and avenues were laid out before the construction could begin. In order to prevent a proliferation, the municipal…

Colleteke Rijstpap

by Jef GEBOERS Translated by Patrick Marquenie Maria Coletta Reynders Coletteke rijstpap (rice pudding) was one of the most famous village figures of Leopoldsburg. In Café Colette she sold delicious rice pudding that was very popular. Her real name was Maria Coletta Reynders. She was born in Paal in the district…