Flanders was renowned for its beautiful tapestries from the 15th century onwards. A Saturday morning visit to Tongerlo Abbey in Mechelen will open your eyes to the beauty of Flemish tapestries.
Situated between Brussels and Lille, Picardy Wallonia offers some great hiking and cycling opportunities
Situated between Brussels and Lille, the area of Wallonia Picardy offers some great hiking and cycling opportunities.
A 11-km historical and nature walk through the attractive village of Lathuy near Jodoigne
An easy map to see all the places mentioned on Discovering Belgium
A lovely 14 km (or shorter) walk through the cool forests around Diest: ideal on a hot summer’s day.
Sunday July 12 is your opportunity to jump into a Belgian river
A 10-km walk around the largest lake in Flanders
Even on a short walk through farmland, a surprise could be waiting around the corner.
A gentle 7-km walk in the countryside south-east of Brussels
Explore the rolling countryside around Hoegaarden in this walk which starts in the village of Meldert
As a father of four, my reviews of places to visit are often seen through the eyes of parents with young children (although mine are now well beyond that stage). I often ask myself whether a place is child-friendly; buggy-friendly; safe for children to run in; good places […]
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!
Mostly everyone in Flanders knows that the first Sunday after the Easter Holidays is the annual Heritage Day (Erfgoeddag). But if you’ve recently arrived in Flanders from a different planet, here’s a short guide to what it’s all about.