Located a short car ride from Antwerp (or 20 minutes by train from Antwerp to Heide station), the Border Park De Zoom extends over six thousand hectares. Its combination of heaths, forests, dunes and pools makes it a great place to recharge your batteries. The park is neatly […]
I am particularly fond of this area as it was my first encounter with the Ardennes. It offers a splendid mixture of landscapes: impenetrable, silent, coniferous forests; deserted moorland stretching to the horizon; and picturesque babbling brooks. It can be reached by taking the N67 south-east from Eupen. […]
Enjoy a walk through the narrow, cobblestoned streets that make up the Groot Begijnhof in Leuven.
Here’s part 2 of “Following Brueghel’s Footsteps”, taking you through the countryside around Dilbeek
The first of three blogs describing the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and the countryside visible in his paintings
Guest blogger ‘The Bruges Vegan’ selects her three favourite places for some excellent vegan dining in Belgium! Before she does, for an excellent overview of veganism, a great place to start is the Positive Health Wellness site, and particularly this article, Embarking on a Raw Vegan Lifestyle. Now, […]
If you don’t mind a few muddy paths, this is an interesting wood to walk through
Next weekend – February 1&2 – it’s that time of the year again. It’s time to count your garden birds, at least if you live in Belgium, although many countries now hold an annual garden birds census. I’ve written earlier about how you can count your birds here. […]
Don’t you just love it when – after a week of cloud and rain – Saturday dawns dry, bright and sunny (if still rather cold!). So was the weather today, and so I headed for Holsbeek and the Hagelandse Valley. It’s an extensive area of woodland, meadows, streams […]
I know I’ve written about the Wijngaardberg near Leuven before (here), but that was back in July, and you may be thinking it’s only suitable for a summer walk. On the contrary, this is a lovely place to visit in the winter, and is therefore ideal for a […]
A wonderful photo book of the Flemish war sites
Here’s an idea for an afternoon out with the kids with a difference. A visit to Belgium’s first ever Reptile Rescue Center, which recently opened. Its aims are to rehabilitate reptiles that are injured or unwanted — and provide much needed education into how to care for a […]
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If you’ve got children and are getting short on ideas for a pleasant day out, then I recommend the provincial park “Het Vinne” near Zoutleeuw in Limburg. It’s basically a nature reserve located around a large lake, but also has an extensive children’s playground, an educational visitor centre, […]
Literally “vineyard mountain”, the south-facing slopes of this ancient hill outside Leuven are full with vines