Under the protective wing of 'mother' Alveringem, nestle 8 charming villages, each prettier than the last. The river IJzer meanders gently through the now peaceful landscape. Nowhere is the meaninglessness of man-made boundaries more evident than here in Alveringem: if you are not careful, before you know it you will be across the border in neighbouring France! Alveringem is rightly proud of Brewery De Snoek. This old brewery was already provinding 'refreshments' to thirsty troops during the First World War. The restored malting house still contains the original copper vats which - thankfully - the invading Germans were unable to 'liberate'!