Discovering Belgium first saw the light of day back in 2011. The objective of this blog is to help you discover interesting and sometimes out-of-the-way places to visit in Belgium. It’s based on my own experiences, having lived here for nearly 30 years. During that time I have got to know and love this varied country; I try and take off for a day most weekends to do some exploring.
Many of the blog posts focus on places for you to walk and cycle. As I am a keen amateur naturalist, you will see that a focus is on nature, but I am also interested in the history of Belgium (particularly during First World War) as well as crafts, interesting Belgian people, museums and customs.
To navigate around the site, you can scroll down through the posts, which are listed chronologically.
Or you can click on the headings at the top (Wallonia, Flanders, Country Walks etc.) which will give you a list of all the posts under that category.
A complete listing of categories and all the articles under each category is given in the “Categories” widget halfway down the right-hand column (below “Recent Comments”).
If you are exploring a certain region of Belgium and want to know what’s in that area, a good place to start may be “All Place on a Map”, which is the very post on the home page.
My focus is not on the main tourism attractions of Belgium, although I do cover city day trips.
As to who I am, I’m a freelance technical copywriter and I work from our home in Herent, near Leuven. I also write for Flanders Today; you can see a bit of my portfolio here. I’m married to Liz, who is a clarinet teacher, and we have four adult children.
Feel free to drop me a line if you have a comment about this blog, or a suggestion of a place to visit and write about. You can use the reply box right down below, or simply email me at denzil at discoveringbelgium dot com
If you are a representative of a Belgian tourism agency, office or company, I would be delighted to hear from you to discuss how Discovering Belgium could support your promotional activities.