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My bicycle trip during a raining afternoon but Oostkerke remain nice a picturesque village.
I came here already if child with father to other friend farmers, than still no street with asphalts, only a street with clay, only with hors an carriage no car (1950)

Oostkerke on a weekday October afternoon. There is a dead silence around the towerless church of the polder village. As if you are standing in the middle of the fields. There are no shops and the only village pub is not yet open. But let that peace be precisely the attraction of the polder village. Because people want to come from afar and give a lot of money for that.
There are barely six hundred souls in the picturesque village with its snow-white houses, but if one of the houses is sold, there is a storm. Astronomical amounts are paid for every home that comes on the market. From half to two million euros. The smaller as a country residence, the larger as a permanent residence. As a result, the real people of Oostkerke are threatened with extinction.
Six hundred thousand euros is a bargain here, one million euros is the average and you pay up to two million euros for the more impressive villas. Oostkerke is the absolute highlight in the region, but the other villages are also attacked from the coastal cities. Hoeke, Lapscheure, Vivenkapelle, Moerkerke ... That stain keeps expanding. The border is currently on the Maldegem sub-municipality of Middelburg.

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