A brief introduction to one of Leuven’s delights: its Kruidtuin, or Botanical Garden.
There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities along the River Dijle as it snakes its 86-km way through central Belgium.
A stunning stop-motion video of Leuven, and some Spring flowers in the Botanic Garden
If you’re bored of walking around Tervuren Park on a Sunday afternoon, here’s an opportunity to break the habit and explore the nearby lovely Flemish countryside
An open letter to travel writer Bill Bryson, in response to critical remarks he made about Belgium in one of his books
A practical example of how to use the wonderful Flemish cycling network in Flanders: an 85-km round trip Tienen, the sugar city
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 […]
A pleasant circular cycle ride around the suburbs and wood surrounding Leuven – and a reminder of an unsolved mystery.
This almost became the world’s tallest building!
Enjoy a walk through the narrow, cobblestoned streets that make up the Groot Begijnhof in Leuven.
The Leuven Botanical Garden may be one of the smallest botanical gardens in Belgium, but it’s one of the most charming. It’s small enough to cover in an hour or two; it’s well laid out; and easily accessible with wheelchairs and children’s buggies.
Located in the Winge valley to the east of Leuven, Horst Castle has remained largely untouched since the middle of the 17th century. To get the most out of a visit to Horst Castle, you should know what not to expect. There are no works of art hanging […]
The Leuven-Mechelen canal can be accessed at a number of points, and its wide towpaths offer excellent opportunities for a pleasant walk or cycle. You can choose your entry and exit points depending on your preferred length of walk. Highlights for me are the white storks, which feed […]