Category: Belgium

The battle of Waterloo, on a smiling house!

Antwerp, all sorts of Art!

Antwerp Antwerp is Belgium’s second largest city, its large port has meant it has been a wealthy, influential city for centuries. Today it is a thriving, fashionable city, the centre of the world diamond trade and, we were told , it is the second most...

Ghent

Ghent: Alterpieces, Dragons and Veggie Burgers

Ghent Around a thousand years ago Ghent was the second largest city in Europe, second only to Paris. Its wealth built on textiles. It thrived for centuries until it rebelled against Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, over taxes, despite being born in the city he...

Bruges

Bruges in the Rain

Bruges in the Rain, Belgium. Board the Eurostar at St Pancras, London and in less than four hours you can be wandering the picture-perfect streets of Bruges. It’s a simple platform change at Brussels: a smooth, roomy Belgian train will transport you for the last hour across the...

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