Enjoy this walk around Grimbergen that includes a wooded park, basilica, abbey, castle, two watermills and plenty of cafés!
Located 20 km south-west of Antwerp, the quiet town of Bornem has much to offer.
O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June
A morning 10 km country walk to go with your afternoon visit to the Tower of Eben-Ezer.
Steven Vandenbussche, Curator of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, describes his favourite locations in Belgium A new series of posts starts today, in which I invite various people to describe their favourite locations in Belgium. First up is Steven Vandenbussche, Curator of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke Favourite […]
An excellent place to visit in the Ardennes when it’s raining (or when it’s not!)
Antwerp has been an important silver production centre for five hundred years. This activity is based first and foremost on the fame of Antwerp’s many silversmiths and jewellers, restorers and silver collectors, but also on the city’s numerous vocational schools. The Sterckshof Silver Museum houses over 1400 silver […]
Gerardus Mercator was a geographer, cartographer, scientific instrument maker and mathematician. Born on 5 March 1512, his mapping technique, the Mercator projection, changed the way people looked at the world. The quality of his maps was the envy of generations of mapmakers. His legacy, his projection of the […]
This article focuses on the Belgian Draft Horse Museum. If you would like to know more about the history of Belgian draft horses, follow this link to my article on the Rise and Fall of the Belgian Draft Horse. If you are interested in horses, and particularly huge […]
From the outside, Beauvoorde Castle appears to be a perfect example of a 17th century castle. But don’t be deceived. It was actually created in the late 19th century through the romantic vision of one man. In 1875, wealthy nobleman Arthur Merghelynck fell in love with a ruined […]
Until May 29th, in the village of Rebecq, 25 km south-west of Brussels, the local museum is hosting an exhibition to commemorate the loss of an RAF Lancaster shot down over the village in the Second World War. During the night of 27/28 May 1944, the Lancaster was […]
The Gallo-Roman museum in Tongeren