Enjoy a few hours walking around this “oasis of tranquility” near Hoegaarden
Some ideas for a lovely autumnal woodland walk in a Flemish forest
First of all, let’s deal with its strange name. Zoutleeuw. Does it originate from the times when lions (leeuwen) with a taste for salt (zout) roamed the hills of Limburg? Not at all. Until the 16th century the village was simply called Leeuw. Disappointingly, it has nothing to […]
Walk or jog; trot your horse or ride your bike; fish or paddle; eat or drink; kick a football or throw a frisbee. There are lots of different ways to enjoy Tervuren Park.
Enjoy a walk through the narrow, cobblestoned streets that make up the Groot Begijnhof in Leuven.
Here’s part 2 of “Following Brueghel’s Footsteps”, taking you through the countryside around Dilbeek
The first of three blogs describing the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and the countryside visible in his paintings
If you don’t mind a few muddy paths, this is an interesting wood to walk through
Don’t you just love it when – after a week of cloud and rain – Saturday dawns dry, bright and sunny (if still rather cold!). So was the weather today, and so I headed for Holsbeek and the Hagelandse Valley. It’s an extensive area of woodland, meadows, streams […]
I know I’ve written about the Wijngaardberg near Leuven before (here), but that was back in July, and you may be thinking it’s only suitable for a summer walk. On the contrary, this is a lovely place to visit in the winter, and is therefore ideal for a […]
If you’ve got children and are getting short on ideas for a pleasant day out, then I recommend the provincial park “Het Vinne” near Zoutleeuw in Limburg. It’s basically a nature reserve located around a large lake, but also has an extensive children’s playground, an educational visitor centre, […]
Literally “vineyard mountain”, the south-facing slopes of this ancient hill outside Leuven are full with vines
Situated on the outskirts of Brussels, the beautifully furnished Gaasbeek Castle has had a torrid history, but now makes a perfect, peaceful day out. It’s actually a gem. It has a park, woods, a lake, an internationally renowned museum garden, and it holds special events throughout the year. […]
If you want to visit the key World War One battlefields around Ypres, you can always do it yourself, but enlisting the help of one of the many specialist tour guides available is a good idea.
Readers of Discovering Belgium will know that every year I promote Floralia Brussels and strongly suggest that for people living in Belgium it’s much more environmentally-friendly to visit this flower show than drive the 3 hours to the more famous Keukenhof in the Netherlands. This year it’s the […]