Posts Tagged‘Belgium’

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…

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…

Local Artist’s City Guide: Antwerp (Belgium)

Antwerp city

The best thing to do before any trip is to get recommendations and useful tips from a local. And when these locals are artists and designers, you’re going to get a real thing. That’s why we’re starting with a series of interviews with local artists living in a different European cities. The first interview is with a young Belgian artist Celine van Aken who, after travelling for a year, recently settled in Rotterdam. Celine is a wonderful artist who made her first international art piece at the end of 2017 in Curacao. She made a huge land art piece at the…

Leuven Photo Diary

Leuven University Library building

Belgium is one of my favourite countries! I love its small picturesque towns with a beautiful old architecture, its food and of course beers. I haven’t heard much about Leuven before I’ve visited it a few weeks ago. But, after I’ve spent a weekend over there, I fell in love with it completely. Here are some photos I took during my stay there. If you would like to learn more about the places to see take a look at my ‘Leuven – Ultimate travel guide‘, too. Leuven Photo Diary The first thing I’ve noticed when we’ve got off the train was that…