Category Archives: Belgium

I really hadn’t ever heard of it and it seems to be fairly new, the Historium in Bruges. I came across it when I was researching things to do in Bruges for my tour group. So when I was actually in Bruges, walking around, thinking about what to do, I decided to give it a try. All I knew really was that it would portray Bruges during the golden age. Sounds interesting. It was beyond what I expected. I paid my entry fee and got a headset. It would automatically activated as I entered the museum. I was a bit confused on what was going to happen, especially when I heard that every 4 minutes the first door opens. I didn’t have to wait that long and stepped in all by myself. Then the door closed and I was stuck in a room. Luckily I wasn’t alone for long, because…

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The Grote Markt or Grand Place in Brussel is a vibrant place with lots of activities. It is centrally located and besides gorgeous buildings, has some amazing cafés. It is a meeting place for a nice get-together. During my stay in Brussels I came back to this place again and again for a coffee or a beer. The atmosphere is great and it’s looks impressive.

Love is in the air city. It’s in the bricks of the buildings. It’s in the cobbled Streets. It’s in the trees shedding their colored leaves.It’s in the warmth of the cafés and the friendly faces within them. To me, Bruges in autumn is a truly romantic city. It is the ultimate city for walking and wandering arounnd for hours, being amazed by the cute buildings and inviting cafés. I love the colors of the buildings. Even on a cold day, they make the city feel warm. You’ll find details everywhere; in the old buildings, the gates and fences. The boats on the canals add some more love to the city. If you get cold after all, there are plenty of lovely places to hide in and warm up with a hot cuppa. Still not convinced? Here’s the prove: Bruges is a city full of love! My post is inspired by…

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One of Brussels landmarks can be found outside the center. So on a dreary day in January I took the metro out to the Atomium. This big silver monument was built for the world expo of 1958. It is a blown up version of the element Iron, so you’ll see 9 big, shiny balls connected by tubes. If you want you can even enter this monument. There is a permanent display about the ’58 Expo, some temporary displays and of course a restaurant. Apparently the views from the balls are pretty good too. You’ll have to pay the fee of 11 euro. This was a bit steep for me, so I decided against it. The Atomium can be a good place to practise your photography skills, but unfortunately the weather on this particular day was a tad sad. Maybe that’s why I wasn’t very impressed. If you don’t go in it, it’s just…

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Beer Belgium is famous for its beers. Even if you are not a beer drinker, go to café Lambrinus. The waiters are super friendly and there is heaps of choice in beers. If you’re not a fan, try a kriek, a cherry beer, or a beer cocktail. Even the food here seems to be really good, because you have to book well in advance to get a table. On this table, you’ll find a book, yes book about 6cm thick, full of different beers. They serve over 400 varieties! Chocolate Another one of Belgium’s favorites. Bruges has one month that is chocolate themed. There is a chocolate museum where they hold workshops during this month. One of them is a chocolate do it yourself lunch. In a small studio you could mix your own chocolate spreads and chocolate milk. There were many herbs and spices like cinnamon, ginger, honey, coffee,…

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