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.

Belgian draft horse and foal

The Belgian draft horse

The Belgian draft horse is a spectacular animal. We look at its history, evolution, and current usage in Belgium and America.

Defroidmont Chocolate Museum

An excellent place to visit in the Ardennes when it’s raining (or when it’s not!)

The Tobacco Museum in Wervik

The Tobacco Museum in Wervik, Belgium, gives a fascinating insight into the history of tobacco through the ages.

Cheese Museum, Passendale. Sights and smells abound

They don’t make cheese like this any more!

De Oude Kaasmakerij, the cheese museum in Passendale in West Flanders, is a fun place to visit with children for an afternoon. It’s housed in an old farmhouse dating back to the 19th century, and features a reconstruction of a cheese factory from the 1930s, complete with original equipment. Multilingual displays describe how cheese was made in that period, while TV screens show video clips of the modern day production methods in the Belgomilk cheese factory down the road in the centre of Passendale.Read More »Cheese Museum, Passendale. Sights and smells abound