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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…

Looking for a great Christmas market in Belgium? Visit Mechelen!

Center of Mechelen

Belgium is famous for its picturesque towns, Medieval painters, delicious chocolate and great beers. But, also for its Christmas markets. Bruges, Ghent or Brussels are well known as a lovely Christmas destinations. However, I’ve recently found another Flemish gem! A beautiful town of Mechelen. I’ve spent the last weekend there and have really enjoyed in winter and Christmas activities there. So, if you’re looking for a great Christmas market in Belgium, visit Mechelen! Christmas in Mechelen Mechelen is a lovely town located right between Antwerp and Brussels and easily reachable from both of these cities. Located only two and a…

Day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges

Canal in Bruges

The Netherlands is a small country which makes it easy to go on a day trip to Germany or Belgium while there. One of my favourite destinations for a short trip from Amsterdam is definitely a cute picturesque town of Bruges. After going to this trip a few times already, here is a guide on how to organise a day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. Day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges How to get there *Train – A train connection between the Netherlands and Belgium is quite good. However, to get to Bruges you’ll need to first catch a train…

Best museums in Tournai

Museum of fine art is Tournai front

For a rather small town, Tournai has some quite interesting museums. With its rich history it’s not surprising it has a lot to offer in a field of culture, as well. During my weekend in Tournai, I’ve visited some of them. And have chosen these 5 as the best museums in Tournai. Since they are quite small it’s not hard to visit them all during your stay. Best museums in Tournai #1 – Natural History Museum Address: Cour d’Honneur de l’Hôtel de ville, Rue Saint-Martin 52 I’m not a huge fun of a natural history, but this was without a doubt…

Tournai – Ultimate Travel Guide

Square in Tournai

Tournai is a lovely weekend destination for anyone interested in culture and history. However, it’s also a great place for enjoying in a wonderful Belgian cuisine. Easily reachable from London, Bruxelles or Amsterdam, here is a ‘Tournai – ultimate travel guide’ with everything you need to know about this beautiful town. Tournai – Ultimate Travel Guide Tournai is a city with more then 2000 years of history. It’s one of the oldest cities in Belgium. And it’s the birthplace of France. It was ruled by many different rulers from France, Spain, the Netherlands and even Austria. And all of them…

Tournai Photo Diary

Tournai park and old palace

Two weeks ago I’ve spent a weekend in a lovely Belgian town of Tournai. I knew very little about it before I’ve visit it, so I was taken by a surprise with its cobbled streets and a beautiful old buildings. I will post detailed travel guide about it next week. However, here is my Tournai Photo Diary with just a glance of the atmosphere from the oldest city in Belgium. Tournai Photo Diary Feeling the history on every corner During the history Tournai was one of the most important Belgian cities. And that can be felt on every single corner…