Category: Castles

Literally everywhere you go in Belgium you won’t be far from a castle or a museum! Castles abound in all regions of the country, from the large, impressive ones such as Gravensteen Castle in Gent and Gaasbeek Castle just outside Brussels, to smaller ones such as Horst Castle, Beauvoorde Castle and Modave Castle.

Whatever your interest in castles, you can’t go far wrong in Belgium!

Discover the château of Modave

Enjoy a tour around the 17th century château of Modave, followed by a walk along the Hoyoux river valley. For a day out with a bit of variety, try a trip down to Modave in the Ardennes. You can park in the grounds of the château of Modave. […]

Floralia Brussels: A review

(For Floralia Brussels 2017, click here.) I’ve posted earlier on the wonderful Floralia Brussels exhibition, the spring flower show held on the grounds and in the greenhouses of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden (this year’s event is now closed). Regular ‘Discovering Belgium’ reader Wendy Deyell went to the exhibition, […]

FLORALIA BRUSSELS

For Floralia Brussels 2013: click here. Guest blogger: Martine Kinzinger. “FLORALIA BRUSSELS” is the spring flower show held on the grounds and in the greenhouses of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden. It’s the 8th edition of this annual event. Over one and a half million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and […]

Horst Castle near Aarschot

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 […]