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Bruges is a surprising little place.
A capital of Europe, it is a must to visit! From a fastinating 'La Grande Place' to the Cartoon Museum and it's the best chocolate producing country in the world! This makes prices of chocolate low with the variety of brands and tastes. Come to visit Brussels yourself!
Blankenberge is a coastal town in Belgium; on hot summer days, the town and the sandy beaches can be jam-packed with day tourists who want to enjoy the sparse sunny days in Belgium. Cafes and restaurants -- where one can have the typical Belgian "mussels and fries" combined with a glass of white wine or Belgian beer …
Ostend is the biggest city on the Belgian coastline, therefore it is visited a lot during the summer not only by Belgian tourists looking for a not-too-faraway holiday destination but also international visitors. Not too far from the beach, there are options for hostels in Ostend, perfect for budget travelers. Your …
Mechelen (or Mechlin in English) is a small, historic city that lies between Antwerp and Brussels. It is one of the centers of Flemish art and culture. The "Maneblussers," as the people of this city are called, share a common interest with the rest of the Flanders -- the love for beer. Mechelen has some eye-catching …
Han-sur-Lesse is a small village in the Ardennes region of Belgium. It is mostly known for its caves, the Grottes de Han, which are said to be among the most beautiful of Europe. The caves are only accessible by a two-kilometer tram ride that departs from the center of the city. There are guided tours in the caves …
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and hosts the headquarters of the European Union and the NATO. The city is divided into six boroughs. If you are looking for a hostel in Brussels, several locations could be suitable for you. The so-called Pentagon is the historic city center and features most important sights. Laken …
Geraardsbergen is a small town located in the Denderstreek and Flemish Ardennes in the province of East-Flanders. It is located on the flanks of the Oudenberg Hill, a pre-Christian place of worship, according to local tradition. Because of its strategic location among the medieval duchies of Flanders, Hainaut, and …
Bouillon is a city located in the province of Luxembourg, in the southeastern part of Belgium. Located in the heart of the green Ardennes region, the city attracts a large number of tourists every year. The first thing people see when they enter Bouillon is the huge castle -- the Chateau Fort -- towering over the city …
Liège, the City of a Hundred Spires, has a very important religious heritage, including buildings whose foundations were put at the beginning of the eighth century until the early eleventh century. From the tenth to the eighteenth centuries, Liège was the capital of the Principality of Liège. The city has had very …
Nicknamed "Wipers" by the British Soldiers during World War I due to their failure to pronounce its real name, the city of Ypres is a gold mine of history for every inquisitive mind, especially with regard to the World War I. The town was torn to shreds, as it was the center of heated fighting between Germany and its …
Maldegem, Belgium, or as the locals call it, "de Loyale," is a town in the southwest corner of the Belgian province of East Flanders, just south of the border with the Netherlands. It is situated in the Meetjesland, "Old Wives Land." The region is said to have received its name when Charles Quint, who was known for his …
Leuven (Louvain in French) is a city in the Flemish Brabant province of Belgium, of which it is the capital. During the academic year, Leuven is teeming with students coming from all over Belgium to study in the Catholic University of Leuven, the oldest in the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university in the …
There is a nice selection of hostels in Antwerp, this lively yet relaxed, medium-sized city. The local Flemish culture certainly sets it apart from other Belgian cities. This city lends itself to just sitting around, drinking by the harbor, or sitting on a bench at any of the small squares. Though the city is laid-back …
Standing on the confluence of the rivers Sambre and Meuse and straddling three different regions, Namur is the capital of Wallonia and the gateway to the picturesque Ardennes region. Over Namur stands the vast citadel that once used to protect the city from foreign invaders. The citadel is the main attraction of the …
Ghent was first a Celtic settlement; in the Middle Ages, Ghent grew through the flourishing cloth trade as one of Europe's largest cities and a major trade center on the continent. After a short period of decline, Ghent was one of the most industrialized cities in mainland Europe toward the end of the eighteenth …
Bruges is a fantastic, medieval city located in Northwest Belgium, about twenty miles from the beach. However, those staying at Bruges hostels will find that even in summer, it is rarely warm enough by western standards to enjoy a day at the beach. Bruges is plagued by rain just as often as London or Ireland but the …
Along with Tongeren, Tournai is the oldest city in Belgium. Its history dates back to Roman times when it was called Tornacum. It was a stopping place on the road from Boulogne to Cologne. In the early Middle Ages, it came under possession of the Salian Franks. It was the capital of the Frankish Empire until Clovis …
The Belgian city of Mons is the capital of the Province of Hainaut and it can be easily used as a base to explore the region and the surrounding area. Mons is not even that far from Brussels itself, which is only about an hour maximum on the train. There is plenty to do and see in this quaint city -- there is even a …