A delightful country walk to the south of Mechelen taking in the nature reserve of Mechels Broek.
Enjoy a walk around Westerlo, taking in a river, two castles, an abbey and a nature reserve
After years of renovation, Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen opens on June 17th 2018 I was delighted to be invited to the press event prior to the opening of the new Museum Hof Van Busleyden in Mechelen. Actually I felt very privileged. The press tour for Dutch […]
Wondering what to do in Antwerp? Here are five tips to enjoy your time in Antwerp, chosen by blogger Vanessa McCulloch. Want to discover more about Antwerp? I do. So I asked Vanessa McCulloch, creator of her excellent Nessascityblog, to describe her five favourite places in the city. […]
View imposing buildings. Stroll down quaint alleyways. Visit museums. Walk under the river. Drink in the city’s oldest pub
If you love urban art, the Antwerp Street Art Guide and Map is just for you!
Enjoy the autumn colours in Flanders by walking in these woods
The cycle paths along the River Schelde are really excellent. And the possibility to hop from bank to bank on the river ferries adds to the day’s enjoyment.
The 538 steps up St. Rumbold’s Tower are worth the effort, for the views from the top are breathtaking
Flanders was renowned for its beautiful tapestries from the 15th century onwards. A Saturday morning visit to Tongerlo Abbey in Mechelen will open your eyes to the beauty of Flemish tapestries.
Some ideas for a lovely autumnal woodland walk in a Flemish forest
Located a short car ride from Antwerp (or 20 minutes by train from Antwerp to Heide station), the Border Park De Zoom extends over six thousand hectares. Its combination of heaths, forests, dunes and pools makes it a great place to recharge your batteries. The park is neatly […]
Located 20 kilometres south-west of Antwerp, just off the busy N16, the quiet town of Bornem has so much to see that a day, or even a weekend, is never going to suffice.
A Belgian village that’s not in Belgium? Or is it? Visit the remarkable Baarle-Hertog and you might end up with more questions than answers.
My previous post introduced you to an area (Mollendaal Forest) that is ideal for young children. However, I do not recommend Mechels Broek for young children, nor is the terrain suitable for buggies, push-chairs or wheelchairs. It’s an area of wetland at all times of the year, and […]