The series used several major filming locations, taking in the towns, cities and countryside
of Belgium. Please use the "more" links at the bottom of the page to access further Series
The production team for the second series returned to the
Onze-Lieve-Vroux-Lombeek windmill, Pajottenland, once more
the setting for Zeppos' home in Belder. Aside from the windmill and
the surrounding area, the story also took them to the city, where
Ben had set himself up in an apartment. The town chosen to fulfill
this purpose was Gent, a popular tourist destination.
capital of East Flanders, Gent (in English: Ghent) dates back to medieval times and lies
at the meeting point of the rivers Scheldt and Leie. Like the nearby
Bruges, the town has been built around a canal system, and offers
many picturesque views - not least that of the three towers of
Sint-Niklaaskerk, the Belfort (Belfry) and Sint-Baafskathedraal
which dominate the Gent skyline (and can be seen, in the order given
above, in the photo from De Eglantier: Episode One, left).
The town proved to be an ideal location for the Kapitein Zeppos
series, with its attractive mix of ancient and modern - with the
canal system being merely the icing on the cake.
At the beginning of the first episode, we see the Captain drive his
Amphicar along the canalside, then turn up towards Sint-Niklaaskerk
(his is the car we see turning in that direction above). Next, we
see him double back over the bridge, whereupon he heads towards the
West - away from the town centre - to the residential area that was
chosen as Ben's locality. Ben's apartment is located on an
unidentified back street.
fourth episode sees Captain Zeppos return to Gent, this time in an
eminently more showy fashion, driving his Amphicar up the River Leie
and under the same bridge mentioned above. As the photograph to the
right proves, this occasion drew a small crowd - the novelty of a
camera crew's presence and the chance to see a waterborne road
vehicle obviously proved too much for the curious locals, and
understandably so! Normally if you saw a car in the river, it'd be
sinking fast! Instead, Senne Rouffaer, piloting the Amphicar,
continued smoothly up the river, passing the amused crowd on the
bank with the splendid guild houses of Korenlei serving as a
backdrop. Eventually - in the same episode - Zeppos takes the car
into a dockyard area. This is Gent Harbour at Langerbrugge.