Tour Guide Sara Ficarelli has led visitors to hundreds of places in Belgium. What are her Top Ten locations in Belgium?
The Flemish village of Boortmeerbeek is the only place in Europe where a train transport of Jews was stopped by resistance fighters.
The Hof van Busleyden museum in Mechelen focuses on the Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands
An open letter to travel writer Bill Bryson in response to his criticisms of Belgium in his recent book.
Sense-Sations is an opportunity to sample the delights of Mechelen’s local food and drink specialties. I was invited by Mechelen Tourism to test it out. It was fun, and if you do it, you might be able to “click” with the shop assistants better than I did!
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 is St. Rumbold’s Tower. Nearly 100 meters high (it was originally intended to reach 160 meters) and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s […]
Flanders was renowned for its beautiful tapestries from the 15th century onwards. A Saturday morning visit to Tongerlo Abbey in Mechelen will open your eyes to the beauty of Flemish tapestries.
My previous post introduced you to an area (Mollendaal Forest) that is ideal for young children. However, I do not recommend Mechels Broek for young children, nor is the terrain suitable for buggies, push-chairs or wheelchairs. It’s an area of wetland at all times of the year, and […]
The Leuven-Mechelen canal can be accessed at a number of points, and its wide towpaths offer excellent opportunities for a pleasant walk or cycle. You can choose your entry and exit points depending on your preferred length of walk. Highlights for me are the white storks, which feed […]