Discovering Belgium covers a wide variety of topics to help you explore this fascinating country. Its main focus is on the outdoors. For example, it contains over 180 country walks. Many of them are short, family-friendly walks (e.g. 5 to 8 km). Others are more demanding hikes up to 24 km. All are categorized per province. They include directions to the starting point, public transport access, downloadable maps and GPX tracks, and points of interest along the way. There are also about 40 cycle routes, mainly in Flemish Brabant but some are in other provinces.
Another focus area is on the nature of Belgium, such as a range of nature projects and recent nature news. Many of the projects are ideal to encourage children or grandchildren to connect with nature. Other categories are Castles, Museums, or Parks & Gardens to visit in Belgium. Again, each article includes details of how to reach a location by public transport or car, what to see, where to go, opening hours, and links for further information.
Under History you can find articles on a variety of topics. Flanders Fields covers events during the First World War in Belgium. In Remarkable Belgians you can discover life stories of some interesting Belgians. In My Belgium you can read the recommendations of some of Discovering Belgium’s readers. And there are a number of quizzes to test your general knowledge of Belgium, or on specific topics like Belgian beer.
A good place to start looking for the information you need on Belgium is the tab “Where to”. Here you can choose the region you wish to explore – Flanders or Wallonia – and then select the individual province. You could also look at the map of all places which covers every location in Belgium mentioned on the blog. Otherwise, feel free to scan the blog.
To find specific information, you could also use the Search Bar below. I’ve recently installed a new search facility which makes it easier and quicker to find what you are looking for.
I hope you find this blog useful and interesting. And that you enjoy Discovering Belgium, whether you are here for a few days or many decades!
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