Brunch, a walking tour, lunch, a castle visit, plenty of churches … and much more! How is it possible to spend just a day in Gent when it needs a week to do it justice? With apologies to Paul Simon, here are my eight steps to enjoy a […]
Enjoy the wonderful sight of over 1 million flowering bulbs in the grounds of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden
When a town promotes itself as the oldest in Belgium, it’s tempting to wonder how much evidence of this claim is still visible. Visit Tongeren, and its credentials are right in front of you: city walls from the first century, and a Roman archaeological site from the fourth. It’s also got an excellent Gallo-Roman Museum
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele. It displays numerous artefacts from the battle, a Dugout Experience that takes you underground into a mock-up of the British Army’s quarters, and reconstructions of trenches.
Get ready for a superb natural spectacle. Bluebells. Millions of them
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites in Belgium. It was used by soldiers for rest and relaxation before returning to the Front. It’s still very much as it used to be 100 years ago.
The 538 steps up St. Rumbold’s Tower are worth the effort, for the views from the top are breathtaking
Keerbergen Mill is the last remaining mill of 76 that used to grind corn in the Dijle region. If you live in the neighborhood it’s worth taking a look at, although currently you can’t go inside.
Sunday July 12 is your opportunity to jump into a Belgian river
A 10-km walk around the largest lake in Flanders
Guest Blogger Hannah Little reports on last Sunday’s Cats Parade in Ypres
Get prepared for one of the wackiest events in Belgium: it’s the Ypres’ Cats Parade!
A lovely place to visit at this time of the year. And if you sit still, you’ll be surprised at what you can see and hear.
Will my Saturday morning walk reveal any surprises?
Some more great tips from Kevin Mayne on how to enjoy cycling in Belgium