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 […]

10 Reasons to Visit Hasselt: Belgium’s Hidden Gem

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Just because you won’t see Hasselt on most Belgium itineraries doesn’t mean that you should ignore it. This quietly seductive city is best known for its wonderful Japanese garden, its street art and for its museum dedicated to jenever, Belgium’s favourite tipple. Hasselt is also an easy day trip by train from major cities, including […]

For the Love of Gin: Visiting the Jenever Museum Hasselt, Belgium

row of antique stone gin bottles in jenever museum hasselt

Have a drink, it’s educational The Jenever Museum Hasselt must have one of the best straplines ever. And this is not far wrong. By the end of your visit, you’ll be a jenever expert. The pleasant city of Hasselt is famous for its street art, its lovely Japanese garden (Japanse Tuin Hasselt) and for its […]

Is the Ghent City Card Worth It in 2023? (CityCard Gent Review)

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Gorgeous Ghent is a worthy addition to anyone’s travel bucket list. With its network of narrow canals, red-brick buildings and magnificent Gothic architecture, it has a medieval cityscape to rival that of Bruges, its more famous neighbour. Furthermore, it has history and culture in spades, friendly locals and excellent beer brewed in the heart of […]