Averbode is very known in Flanders for several reasons: its gorgeous location in green surroundings, its abbey which prospered over the years through Brotherhood and printing of educational magazines for schools, and more recently for its Abbey beer and cheese.
People come to Averbode from all over, by car, moto, bike or on foot, not only for historical or religious reasons.
On Sunday afternoon the lines at the ice cream trucks are very impressive, maybe even more so than the spire of the Abbey? The drive in the forest where ice cream trucks are lined up has the descriptive name of "lekdreef", ("lekken" meaning "licking").
One way of combining exercise and diet. To each its own.