Besides culture and heritage as the public’s favourites, Oudenaarde also distinguishes itself as a sustainable and liveable city. "Growing green city" is the credo. With a lot of attention for plants throughout the city. A splendour of flowers brighten up every window, square, plot and street.
Efforts are rewarded, even with gold medals! In 2019, Oudenaarde won the prestigious European green competition Entente Florale Europe. The competition underlines the importance of a green environment for the quality of life in residential areas and cities.