BELGIUM (België - Belgique)

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Map of Belgium

You can find places via the overview on the left or via the map below.


Welcome to Belgium. 

When you think about Belgium, you think about beer, frites (never say French fries in Belgium!) and chocolate.  But besides that, the small country has a long tradition of comic books and is also the birthplace of the Saxophone.  Antwerp is renowned for its diamantcenter, Brussels and Liege for their tasty waffles and Hasselt for its strong jenever.  The country has many nice places to discover: from the sandy beaches of the North Sea shores to the hilly forests of the Ardennes.  Many villages and towns have a rich history; some of them managed to keep their historic center intact, making them pleasant places to explore.  We hope you will enjoy.


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Belgium > De Panne
De Panne is Belgium's most south-western seaside resort, bordering France.  The sights in De Panne are not limited to the beach alone.  De Panne has a large sandy beach and a wide promenade alongside it where a lot of activities for young and old are organized during weekends and holidays (such as a large outdoor playground, beachvolleyball, trips in the sea with an amphibious vehicle,..).  Because there are no breakwaters in this part of the Belgian coast, it is also well known for beachsailing [explore De Panne].


Belgium > Spontin
The village of Spontin is part of the community of Yvoir and is located in a valley of the Condroz plateau.  The village arose where there is a curve in the flow of the Bocq river, that debouches a few kilometers downstream into the river Meuse.  Traditionally, agriculture and stone quarries were the most important industries in the area.  A number of these quarries (most of them in the meantime abandoned) are silent witnesses of that.  There are a few nice sights that give the village a certain popularity for day trips [explore Spontin].


Belgium > Dinant
The charming small town of Dinant is squeezed between the rocks and the river Meuse. It stretches along the borders of the river that it decorates with many terraces, restaurants and boats that sail in these beautiful surroundings.   Despite being small, the town of Dinant is the cradle of one of the world's most known musical instruments and the birthplace of its inventor: Adolphe Sax and his saxophone [explore Dinant].


Belgium > Annevoie
The small village of Annevoie-Rouillon is part of the community of Anhée, which at itself is not very big either.  It's located in the valley of the Rouillon, a little stream that flows out into the nearby river Meuse.  Annevoie is particularly known for its castle and gardens, that are counted amongst one of the most beautiful ones in Belgium [explore Annevoie].


Belgium > Doel
Doel is the last Belgian village on the left bank of the river Scheldt and is mainly known for its nuclear plant and the fact that it is about to dissapear. The entire village and the surrounding fertile polderlands have to give way for the expansion of the port of Antwerp on the left bank of the river.  Since several years already, houses and farms are being torn down systematically, which resulted in the village receiving the non-enviable status of ghost village [explore Doel].


Belgium > Lissewege
This place is called the "white village" because of the white painted houses that make it such a picturesque spot.  It was even elected as one of the 10 most beautiful villages of Flanders.  Lissewege is mainly known because of two exceptional landmarks: the church of Our Lady Visitation, which looks way oversized for such a small village and the monumental gothic barn of the former Ter Doest abbey, the oldest and biggest in its kind [explore Lissewege].


Belgium > Bruges.
Bruges has many nicknames such as "The Venice of the North" or "Die Scone" (the beautiful one) because of it's historic center that is traversed by various canals.  It became a very wealthy town in the Middle Ages due to international trade, attracting people from all over Europe.  Now it's attracting many other visitors: tourists from all over the world.  Bruges was cultural capital of Europe in 2002 and has several inscriptions on the Unesco heritage list (the belfry, the beguinage and the town center).  If you are a history lover, it will be difficult not to be charmed by Bruges' architectural heritage but besides that, it is a nice and safe place for shopping, dining or just having a good Belgian beer on one of the many terraces.  Diverse activities are organized throughout the year ranging from a big Christmas market, fairs and processions to outdoor concerts [explore Bruges]




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