Category: Museums

If you like visiting museums, you’ll be in heaven in Belgium as there are so many excellent ones to visit.

They range in size, from larger ones of great international importance such as the Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, to smaller ones such as the Cheese Museum.

Whatever your interest in museums, you can’t go far wrong in Belgium! Here is just a small personal selection of some of the museums in Belgium.

Mercator's 1569 world map

500 years of Mercator

Gerardus Mercator was a geographer, cartographer, scientific instrument maker and mathematician. Born on 5 March 1512, his mapping technique, the Mercator projection, changed the way people looked at the world. The quality of his maps was the envy of generations of mapmakers. His legacy, his projection of the […]

Beauvoorde Castle near Veurne

From the outside, Beauvoorde Castle appears to be a perfect example of a 17th century castle. But don’t be deceived. It was actually created in the late 19th century through the romantic vision of one man. In 1875, wealthy nobleman Arthur Merghelynck fell in love with a ruined […]