For such a lovely, peaceful and bucolic area of Belgium, Voeren has quite a stormy past. Discover the history of Voeren.
An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres focuses on the contribution of Canadian soldiers in the First World War
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites in Belgium. It was used by soldiers for rest and relaxation before returning to the Front. It’s still very much as it used to be 100 years ago.
Armistice Day 1918 marked the end of the First World War. We tend to think “phew, that was that!” and believe that people could finally get “back to normal”. But to the Flemish returning to Flanders Fields, they were greeted by desolation and danger. It marked the start of a huge clear-up of the devastated landscape.
Flanders was renowned for its beautiful tapestries from the 15th century onwards. A Saturday morning visit to Tongerlo Abbey in Mechelen will open your eyes to the beauty of Flemish tapestries.
Mostly everyone in Flanders knows that the first Sunday after the Easter Holidays is the annual Heritage Day (Erfgoeddag). But if youâ€™ve recently arrived in Flanders from a different planet, hereâ€™s a short guide to what itâ€™s all about.
I pass by the location marking a bold action by the Belgian Resistance to free Jewish and Roma civilians from a train heading for Auschwitz.
The Belgian draft horse is a spectacular animal. We look at its history, evolution, and current usage in Belgium and America.
The horror of war extends beyond the human tragedy. Over 8 million horses died during the First World War
What led to 16 million people losing their lives? And what were the key battles in Flanders, Belgium?
For three weeks every spring, the phenomenal Royal Greenhouses in Laken are open to the public (in 2016: fromÂ 15 April until 6 May). They are a marvel of 19th-century architecture that house a stunning collection of plants, many of which are now in bloom. You don’t have to […]
A Belgian village thatâ€™s not in Belgium? Or is it? Visit the remarkable Baarle-Hertog and you might end up with more questions than answers.