Cities & towns

Belgium is blessed with beautiful and historically interesting cities. Gent, Bruges, Brussels, Liege, Antwerp, Mechelen … here are a few posts that recommend places to visit in some of these cities. The “How to Spend a Day in …” series is a good place to start.

Leuven street art walk

Leuven Street Art Walk

Discover 11 exceptional pieces of street art in Leuven on this walk around the city center, which you can do in two stages.

Irish Peace Park

How to spend a day in Mesen

Stefaan Bailleur from the website wandelverhaal.be describes how to spend a day in the town of Mesen/Messines in West Flanders.

Park Abbey Leuven

Cycle to Leuven’s four abbeys

A 14 km cycle ride that passes Leuven’s four abbeys – with a couple of delightful taverns on the way for a lunch stop!

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.

Winter eco ice rink in Bruges Belgium

Enjoy a winter break in Belgium

There’s plenty of activities to do and events to attend in Belgium in December 2019, both in the major cities, and the wilds of Wallonia.

Leuven Grote Markt

Two tours for Internationals this weekend

The Flemish Brabant Tourist Office has organised two more English-speaking guides to introduce you to two lovely areas of the province this weekend, October 5-6, 2019.

A weekend in Diest

How to spend a day in Diest

A visit to Diest can include the museum, a town walk, and the UNESCO Heritage Site of the Beguinage