11 Awesome Reasons to Visit Mechelen, Belgium

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Unassuming Mechelen is short on visitors but packed with charm and history. Home to 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

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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. This lively yet laid-back university city is known for its UNESCO-listed library, Belgium’s oldest botanical garden and magnificent town hall. Outside Belgium, Leuven […]

One Day in Ghent: Exploring the Heart of Flanders

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With its network of narrow canals, red-brick buildings and magnificent Gothic architecture, Ghent is one of Belgium’s glittering jewels. And as this is a small city, a day trip to Ghent (Gent in Flemish) will allow you to hit its highlights with ease. But what are the best things to do during one day in […]

My Perfect Day in Brussels: Itinerary & Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Belgium’s capital is not just about beer, waffles and chocolate. But that’s not a bad start. By spending just one day in Brussels you will be able to soak up its UNESCO-listed architecture and the vitality for which this cosmopolitan city is famous. Make every minute count with this 1-day Brussels itinerary which includes the […]