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Cloth Hall and Grote Markt Ypres

The Reconstruction of Ypres

Ypres was totally destroyed in the First World War yet took only 10 years to rebuild. Here’s the story of the Reconstruction of Ypres.

Visit the Park Abbey, Leuven

Partly beautifully renovated, the Park Abbey of Leuven comprises a church, museum, farm, fishponds, gatehouses and brasserie.

The Erps-Kwerps Vijvers

Hidden away but visible from passing trains, the Erps-Kwerps Vijvers reveal a wealth of nature to the patient observer.

Hidden Belgium by Derek Blyth

If you only buy one book to help you discover Belgium, then it needs to be Hidden Belgium by Derek Blyth

Liermolen Grimbergen

A walk around Grimbergen

Enjoy this walk around Grimbergen that includes a wooded park, basilica, abbey, castle, two watermills and plenty of cafés!

Cycling around Leuven

Cycling the outskirts of Leuven

Join me as I cycle around the outskirts of Leuven on this 27 km route that takes in Heverlee Woods and the Leuven-Mechelen Canal.