When a town promotes itself as the oldest in Belgium, itâ€™s tempting to wonder how much evidence of this claim is still visible. Visit Tongeren, and its credentials are right in front of you: city walls from the first century, and a Roman archaeological site from the fourth. It’s also got an excellent Gallo-Roman Museum
The 538 steps up St. Rumbold’s Tower Mechelen are worth the effort, for the views from the top are breathtaking Looming over Mechelen market square… Read More »St. Rumbold’s Tower, Mechelen: 538 steps to heaven!
For three weeks every spring, the phenomenal Royal Greenhouses in Laken are open to the public (in 2016: fromÂ 15 April until 6 May). They are… Read More »The Royal Greenhouses of Brussels. Brutality beneath the beauty