Vegan dining in Belgium

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, […]

Count your garden birds

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. […]

Wijngaardberg in the winter

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 […]

Reptile Rescue Center, Houtave

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 […]

Zoutleeuw tower

Het Vinne. Great for kids. And sometimes for dogs

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, […]

World War One battlefield tour guides

If you want to visit the key battlefields around Ypres, you can do it yourself. But enlisting the help of one of the many specialist World War One battlefield tour guides available is a good idea. Not only do World War One battlefield tour guides they know the […]