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Museums

If you like visiting museums, you’ll be in heaven in Belgium as there are so many excellent ones to visit. They range from larger ones of international importance such as the Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, to smaller ones such as the Cheese Museum. Here is a small personal selection of some museums in Belgium, or posts in which museums are mentioned.

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

The In Bruges Movie Walking Map

One day In Bruges: the movie walk

A walking tour of Bruges city centre, covering the main filming locations of the movie In Bruges with Colin Farrell.

Goalmine Football Museum, Genk

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!

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

Stretcher bearers at Passchendaele, August 1917

Canadians in Belgium: 1914-18

An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres focuses on the contribution of Canadian soldiers in the First World War

Shells from First World War

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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.

Soldiers relaxing in Talbot house

Talbot House: A shelter amidst the storm

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.

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.