About Pepinster


One of the largest companies in the 19th century was the cloth factory of Lieutenant & Peltzer. 

Under the name Textile de Pepinster, the company blossomed in the 20th century. Some of the buildings were demolished in 2012, but the Art Deco facade along the stream Vesder is a protected industrial monument.

Pepinster was badly hit by the July 2021 floods. Both the Vesder and the Hoëgne overflowed, causing devastating water and mudslides. The material damage was enormous. After the disaster, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium among others visited the town.