A Perfect 1-Week Belgium Itinerary by Train

trappist beer from belgium

Belgium is one of Europe’s underrated gems. Towns and cities stuffed with medieval buildings, soaring bell towers and meandering canals tell of its rich history. And the best beer, chocolate and waffles in the world are reasons enough to visit Belgium. Furthermore, as this is a small country, it is possible to cover a lot […]

11 Awesome Reasons to Visit Mechelen, Belgium

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Unassuming Mechelen is short on visitors but packed with charm and history. Home of the primate of Belgium and the country’s ecclesiastical capital, this characterful city is an easy day trip from either Brussels or Antwerp. Not sure if you should visit Mechelen? Let’s take a closer look at why it deserves a place on […]

One Day in Leuven, Belgium: Top 10 Things to Do in 2022

red brick buildings lining a narrow canal

Considering its history, it’s a miracle that Leuven possesses a quarter of its charm. Despite being smashed to smithereens in both world wars, some of Belgium’s most remarkable medieval buildings were unscathed. Leuven is one of Belgium’s hidden gems and an easy day trip from Brussels or Mechelen. Make the most of your time there […]

Visiting De Kruidtuin Leuven: The Oldest Botanical Garden in Belgium

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With its magnificent Stadhuis and UNESCO-listed library, the lovely Belgian city of Leuven is a perfect day trip from Brussels. But did you know that it has a wonderful botanical garden on the outskirts of town? Discover why it’s worth taking the time to stroll through the Leuven Botanical Garden (De Kruidtuin Leuven in Dutch). A […]