Category: Cool for Kids

A few ideas to keep the children occupied. They range from outdoor walks and cycle rides, woodland exploration, play activities, to some museums that cater for the younger generation.

visiting Gent

How to spend a day in Gent

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 […]

Tongeren: The oldest town in Belgium

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

Shells from First World War

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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.