The objective of this blog is to help you discover interesting and sometimes out-of-the-way places to visit in Belgium. It focuses on “off the beaten track” places in Belgium. In other words it doesn’t cover the main tourist attractions or the cities. It tends to focus on discovering Belgium on foot or by bike.
I started the blog in 2011, and 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.
To find your way about the site, simply click on the headings at the top (Hiking, Cycling, Castles & Museums etc.) to find all the posts under that category.
If you are exploring a certain region of Belgium, a good place to start may be “Where to go in Belgium?”. Here you can search for all the posts in a certain province in Flanders or Wallonia, or in the Ardennes, or at the Belgian Coast. I have also added a category called Flanders Fields, which covers battlefields, cemeteries, museums and walks related to the First World War in Belgium.
Alternatively, you can open the heading “All places on a map of Belgium”. Here you can see all the places I mention in the blog, categorized, so you can easily see what to discover in a particular area of Belgium.
Under the Cool for Kids category, you can find family-friendly walks and cycle rides, as well as museums and castles that might interest your 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.
If you’re wondering who I am, I am British by birth but now have joint British-Belgian nationality. My profession is technical copywriter and I live near Leuven with my wife Liz who is a clarinet teacher. We have four adult children and one grandson.
I wish you much pleasure reading my blog, but above all, Discovering Belgium for yourself!