Castles

Wherever you go in Belgium you won’t be far from a castle! Covered here are some of the large, impressive ones such as Gravensteen Castle in Gent and Gaasbeek Castle just outside Brussels, as well as smaller ones such as Horst Castle, Beauvoorde Castle and Modave Castle.

Gravensteen Castle, Gent

Dungeons, a torture chamber, displays of swords and guns, and some outstanding views from the top, combine to make a trip to Gravensteen Castle in Gent a great day out for kids.

How to spend a day in Ghent

How to spend a day in Gent

Explore the lovely city of Gent in Belgium with this walking tour that takes in brunch, lunch, a castle visit, plenty of churches and some of the most beautiful buildings in Belgium

Belgian Heritage Day

Belgian Heritage Day: A guide for aliens

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.