Category: Towns & Villages

On the Discovering Belgium website we suggest a lot of walks and cycle rides through interesting and beautiful towns and villages across Flanders and Wallonia.

We provide ideas for days out, and tips of what to see. Examples include Tongeren, the oldest town in Belgium, or the picturesque village of Oud-Rekem.

Or maybe you would like to know more about the connection between the artist Bruegel and Peer, or the devilry associated with Tielt.

And don’t forget the amazing town of Baarle-Hertog, which is a little bit of Belgium inside the Netherlands. Or should we call it Baarle-Nassau?

Click on the links below to discover some fascinating towns and villages in Belgium.



Walking the Belgian Coast

Walking the Belgian coast

Blow away those cobwebs with a walk along the seashore. Start at Oostende and turn right. Walk a couple of hours along the beach until you reach the lovely seaside resort of De Haan where you can stop for lunch. Onwards then to Blankenberge. You can then catch the coastal tram back to Oostende.

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