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5530 Spontin, Belgium
The Belgian Ardennes is full of nice surprises. One of them is this quaint chateau in the village of Spontin. The village itself is worth a stop just to experience a slice of Belgium.
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Rue de la Grotte 21, 6690 Vielsalm, Belgium
It is a very nice Lodge, know as MotorLodge Bâton Rouge, but you can stay here also without your bike! It is just a nice place to start your traveling to the area from, you can go for a long walk, go cycling in the forest or on the Ravel(old...
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Bruges, Belgium
One of my favorite things to shop for in Belgium are the tapestries. Hand or machine made, they are incredibly beautiful and when displayed in the house they give such a royal feel to the place. I have so many things but every time I go to a new...
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Ooidonkdreef 9, 9800 Deinze, Belgium
The lovely Ooidonk castle, once the home to the Earl of Horne, is one of the finest in the country and is still inhabited by the owner. The castle was involved in numerous conflicts between cities during the 14th and 15 century and saw its fair...
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Avenue Palmerston 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Belgium is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While many architects were experimenting with this new style, Victor Horta is Brussels' undisputed father of Art Nouveau. Many of his stunning...
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5332 Crupet, Belgium
Crupet is a member of the organization Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia). It is a very small village with gorgeous stone houses decorated with many different types of flowers. Most of the houses date...
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Mechelen, Belgium
I have been very impressed with Mechelen. The Grote Markt is dominated by beautiful architecture and especially by St. Rumbold's Cathedral with it's 97m tall tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a fee for the tower but brace yourself for...
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Mechelen, Belgium
Dizzying view from St Rumbold's Tower over the center of town, in Mechelen, Belgium. The build started in the year 1492 and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Christmas market lasts until December 22nd and we got there just in time, the...
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Tournai, 7500 Tournai, Belgium
What can you do in Tournai, Belgium these days? You can see it's beautiful center with the oldest Belfry in Belgium which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Go to the top of it and get the best views in town. If you have kids they can have...
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1495 Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
In 1146 a dozen monks and some lay brothers, with the blessings of St Bernard (not the dog!) headed to what is now Belgium and founded the abbey. It had been neglected and then revitalized during its second golden age in the 1800s where some of...
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Rue de l'Abbaye 55, 1495 Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
Most people know some of Belgium's best beer is brewed by monks in abbeys. These abbeys are still active and thriving. However there are many ruined abbeys dotting the countryside. Villers Abbey is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric. The...
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Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper, Belgium
We decided one weekend to go to Ypres to see the war memorials and cemeteries and did some research about it, and it looked great as far as architecture goes but when we got there is was just amazing. I new the Cloth Hall will be impressive but to...
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Markt, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Architectural feast!!! Look out for horse-drawn carriages!
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Markt 7, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
I was told that I HAD to go to Bruges, it was a non-negotiable, must-see. I watched the movie In Bruges on my way there and decided that I had to go up to the top of the famous bell tower. It was way more than I bargained for as I was pretty sure...
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Moerstraat 24, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Bruges is often called "The Venice of the North" due to its picturesque canals which are found throughout the city.....
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Groot-Bijgaarden, 1702 Dilbeek, Belgium
Most garden-lovers have heard of the Dutch tulip garden, Keukenhof, a few hours north of Belgium. Few, however, have heard of Belgium's own wonderful spring tulip garden at Groot-Bijgaarden Castle. Also called Grand Bigard (in French), the castle...
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Chaussée de Dinant 1037, 5100 Namur, Belgium
Strawberry season in Belgium is a big deal, particularly in the town of Wépion, near Dinant in the Wallonia region. Wépion's berries are known throughout the country, as the best strawberry, and their arrival on store shelves is...
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Rue du Château 11, 7970 Beloeil, Belgium
Although everyone heads to France to see its chateaux, there are more than 3000 castles in Belgium and many are open to the public. A good place to start is the Chateau de Beloeil near Hainaut, in Wallonia. It has been in the hands of the same...
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Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 8, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
The Sint-Salvator Cathedral is one of the cathedrals of Bruges.
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Burg 13, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
These people claim to have a vial of Christ's blood that was given to them during or after the crusades.
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Rue de l'Abbaye 1495, 1495 Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination site imbued with history and emotion. It was founded in the 12th century, under the aegis of Saint...
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Grote Markt 29, 8970 Poperinge, Belgium
A familiar sight during the early evenings in Brugge, Belgium, as homes, churches, and other buildings reflect off the canal waters as the sun sets on the day. In the distance is the famous Belfort, the medieval bell tower in the market square,...
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Langerei 52, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Our trip to Bruges was a last-minute decision, but we were really lucky and booked the last room in Ter Duinen hotel. We always look for charming hotels with something different. Well, this hotel was definitely a great choice. Ter Duinen hotel is...
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Orval 1, 6823 Florenville, Belgium
You cannot visit the current Orval Abbey but for a small fee you can visit the Orval Abbey ruins. By the 12th century, this Cistercian abbey isolated in the Gaume Forest had become one of the most famous and richest in Europe. After a film on...
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Olympialaan 74, 8200 Brugge, Belgium
I went up to the Belgium vs. Slovakia international friendly soccer game in the middle of the week for what turned out to be an exciting game... at times. The stadium, located just south of Bruges is the home of both Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge...
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Place Royale 7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Despite being a modern capital city, Brussels is still very much in touch which its historic past. Festivals, parades, architecture and traditions all hint at times gone by. One fascinating tradition is still active in Brussels and you can see it...
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Rue Gheude 56, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium
The Cantillon Brewery is one of the few that still makes the unique gueze and lambic beers. The brewery was started by a family and four generations later, that same family still runs the place and brews the beer. You can tour the place and even...
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Dijver 12, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
The Groeningemuseum is a compact and concise gallery in the heart of Bruges. The visual overview of Dutch art and some spectacular pieces make this museum worth the visit. The highlight of the collection is Jan van Eyck's "The Madonna and Child...
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Namur, Belgium
One of my favorite things to do in Belgium is go to various markets, try great hams, cheeses, local food cooked there. The farmer market in Namur was not a disappointment. All that we got was yum so give it a try :)
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Mons, 7000 Mons, Belgium
It's cold and miserable but how can one say no to this? It's happening this weekend, 23-24 March in Grand Place of Mons. Go there only if you are not on a diet because you will want to try EVERYTHING :)
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Route du Lion 1815, 1420 Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
Contrary to popular belief, the Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium and not in England. The battle took place back on June 18th, 1815 and if most don't know who won, they at least know who lost. Every year the battle is celebrated but on...
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Rue des Bateliers 1, 5523 Onhaye, Belgium
Sabine Hazard was a big, robust man who looked like he fit the role of Cheese Creator perfectly. His hair was wildly uncombed, he had unruly eyebrows, and his orange sweater hugged his round belly. He had the look of a mad cheese scientist. He...
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Rue Emile Cuvelier 18, 5000 Namur, Belgium
With a bakery on every other corner in even the tiniest villages in Belgium, what makes one stand out more than another? The answer is threefold: hand selected organic ingredients; skills built on tradition, passed from generation to generation...
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Menenstraat, 8900 Ieper, Belgium
When planning our pilgrimage to Westvleteren for the "best beer in the world" we knew we would need to book a room in a neighboring town. We used Ieper (or Ypres) as our home base, which is about 25 minutes from the Sint-Sixtus abbey. This...
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Ath, 7800 Ath, Belgium
Nothing says July and summer more to me than THE TOUR DE FRANCE! Its great to live here in Belgium because often the Tour will pass through here. It started in Liege this past weekend and yesterday passed about 20 km from my house, so packed up a...
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Ardennes, France
There is no better place in Belgium, for observing the change of the season, than the Ardennes region. Right now a lot of the trees look like they are on fire. A gorgeous sight. Ardennes region is a very foresty area filled with chestnuts trees,...
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Belgium
Did you ever smell hops? In Belgium it is grown in a lot of places for the obvious reasons, and sometimes you can even see it growing by people's houses. Besides being used in the beer making, it's a very good looking decorative plant. If you ever...
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Drève Richelle 10, 1410 Waterloo, Belgium
As I previously stated, you can buy "anything" at this flea market, including some old time and very expensive mannequins. These go for 80 to 100 Euro and they are "not" originals. The originals, I was told, would go for over 500 each. OoooooooK,...
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Rue de l'Abbaye 1y, 7972 Beloeil, Belgium
Just outside the small village of Aubechies was a hotbed for archeologists and from that a village was recreated featuring structures and dwellings from not only the Bronze and Iron Ages but also from Roman times. This is the Archeosite and Museum...
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Rue de l'Abbaye 1y, 7972 Beloeil, Belgium
At the Archeosite, you will also discover and learn about life in Belgium during the Roman times. Other than a couple reconstructed buildings, there is also the reconstructed Gallo-Roman necropolis. Nearby in the village of Blicquy over 500 tombs...
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Isidoor van Beverenstraat 5, 1702 Dilbeek, Belgium
The park, which is about 14 hectares, incorporates nearly all spring bulb varieties. The castles’ gardeners have planted by hand, under the direction of specialists from The Netherlands, more than 1 million bulbs. During the four weeks in which...
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Rue du Château, 6460 Chimay, Belgium
The southern Belgian town of Chimay has been around for over 500 years. Its beer, brewed by monks in a nearby monastery has been around for 150 years. The town is so proud of this alcoholic claim to fame that all the street signs advertise the...
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Wollestraat 53, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
In the heart of Brugge there is a "beer wall" which joins a nice little pub/cafe to a shop that sells everything Belgian, and mostly beer. There are lots of other products of the country as well. For the holiday season they propped up these couple...
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Grote Markt 20, 8970 Poperinge, Belgium
Tucked away in the Belgian province of West Flanders is the small town (about 20,000 residents) of Poperinge, almost touching the French border. I went there to visit the Hop Museum and the area produces around 80% of Belgium's hop crop. If you're...
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Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium
You could easily walk right by the entrance to the International Rose Garden of Coloma, without a hint to the beauty that waits inside. The small town of Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, not far from Brussels, is home to one of Europe's largest rose gardens,...
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Avenue du Parc Royal 61, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
Each spring, the Belgian Royal family opens their private greenhouse complex to the public, for a short two weeks. It is well worth braving the crowds to visit. This incredible 2.5 hectare structure was built in the late 1800s and its architecture...
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77300 Fontainebleau, France
A quick 40-minute train ride from the Gare de Lyon in central Paris takes you to one of the best day trips out of the city: a forest preserve surrounding a palace that dates back nine centuries. The Forêt de Fontainebleau offers a hundred square...
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Křižíkova 272/17, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín, Czechia
Pivovarsky Klub literally translates to Brewery Club. The restaurant and beer bar is dedicated to serving the finest Czech beers along with classic, rustic Czech cuisine. They offer 240 plus bottled beers (primarily Czech), and 6 Czech...