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Weekend in Ypres (with child friendly tips)

View on Ypres main square

Belgium is definitely one of my favourite countries in the world. You can open up a map of it, pick up any town, and there is a big chance it’s going to be gorgeous, have some fascinating history and, of course, it’s own beer production. That’s why weekend trips to Belgium became a regular thing for my family and me. A few days ago, we’ve spent a weekend in Ypres and were absolutely amazed by its charm, beautiful architecture, and intriguing past. Weekend in Ypres I went to Ypres with my husband and 5-year-old son, and we have visited it…

Celebrating the Year of Bruegel in Belgium

Image of Pieter Bruegel

Angels becoming demons, fish with a belly full of smaller fish, spiders playing the instruments and all the different kind of monsters painted in a most creative way… All of them could be found on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s paintings and drawings. 2019 marks 450 years since the artist’s death and many museums and cultural institutions are marking the year of Bruegel in Belgium by organising some interesting exhibitions and event. The year of Bruegel in Belgium At the beginning of November, I’ve spent two days in Brussels and Antwerp by learning more about this fascinating artist. I thought I…

Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe

Park with the Brussels skyline in a back

There is something special about travelling during the autumn. The weather is still quite lovely, but many places are not as crowded as they usually are during the summertime. You can often get better deals on flights and accommodation, as well. I looked for some of the most beautiful autumn destinations in Europe. And have asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to help me compile the list of them, to make your search for the best places to visit this autumn easier. Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe When thinking about the places to include in this list, I’ve tried…

Weekend in Mons – Belgian town you have to visit

Typical houses and a street in Mons

During my recent search for places related to life and work of Vincent van Gogh in Belgium, I ended up in one of the most unique Belgian towns I’ve ever visited – in Mons. Located in the French-speaking region of Wallonia, it’s a charming little town perfect for a lovely weekend in Belgium. I have spent two days there and here are some of the ideas for things to do and places to visit during a weekend in Mons. Visiting Mons One thing I really like about travelling in Europe is that every single small town has such a rich…

Two Days in Bruges: Exploring Bruges’ Golden Age

Bruges Golden Age

A charming Belgian town of Bruges is one of the rare European cities that looks like it hasn’t changed at all throughout history. It experienced its Golden Age during the 15th century when it was a significant financial, art and cultural centre. Many buildings from that time could be still seen in the city. So, when I was there last week, I focused on exploring the Bruges Golden Age. Visiting Bruges I have been in Bruges many times before. But, I would always visit it on a day trip from Amsterdam and would spend only a few hours in the…

What to do in Mechelen (weekend travel guide with some child friendly tips)

Grote Markt, Mechelen, Belgium

One of my favourite weekend destinations is Belgium and I’m visiting towns in Flanders quite often. Flemish art, cozy feeling many of those places have and Belgian chocolates or fruit beers are just some of the things I like there the most. I’ve recently discovered a new Flemish gem – a town of Mechelen. I’ve spent a weekend there with my family and have decided to create this weekend travel guide with things to do in Mechelen (with some child friendly tips). Useful tips before your visit to Mechelen Although I’ve spent a weekend in Mechelen, you can definitely add…