If you like visiting museums, you’ll be in heaven in Belgium as there are so many excellent ones to visit. They range in size, from larger ones of great international importance such as the Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, to smaller ones such as the Cheese Museum. Here is just a small personal selection of some of the museums in Belgium.
A highly enjoyable museum to visit – especially with football-crazy kids! But you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this museum. It’s located in FC Genk’s stadium, and heavily features the club’s history. You can even dress up as a Genk supporter!
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele. It displays numerous artefacts from the battle, a Dugout Experience that takes you underground into a mock-up of the British Army’s quarters, and reconstructions of trenches.
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.
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.