Visit the Spectacular Royal Greenhouses at Laeken

The spectacular Royal Greenhouses at Laeken lie just north of the center of Brussels in the parklands around the royal palace and is walking distance from the Atomium at Heysel.

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March 31, 2014 by
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Unusual Museums in Brussels

The Belgians are not an overtly eccentric race, which makes it all the more unexpected that they harbor some of the world’s most unusual museums in Brussels.

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March 26, 2014 by
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Mechelen, the Perfect Day Trip from Antwerp

As well as currently being one of the coolest cities on the planet, Antwerp is the perfect base for forays into the Belgian countryside, where often-overlooked destinations like Mechelen wait unspoiled and unattended.

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March 5, 2014 by
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On the Tintin Trail in Brussels

When you’re done admiring splendid Art Nouveau architecture, shopping for chocolates and laughing at the diminutive Manneken-Pis, why not catch up with the world’s favourite comic-strip explorer? Hergé’s famous creation Tintin is as Belgian as moules-frîtes and the Tintin Trail in Brussels is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

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January 6, 2014 by
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Brussels in Winter

Brussels is an all-year destination so the round of museums, galleries, palaces and shopping continues unabated through the cool winter months. But Brussels in winter has plenty of surprises to charm visitors.

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December 9, 2013 by
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The Christmas Market in Brussels

The best-loved Christmas market in Brussels stretches an eye watering, twinkling 1.25 miles (2 km) from Grand Place through the Place du Marché aux Poissons and on to Place Ste-Catherine. As Belgium’s largest such festive bazar, Plaisirs d’Hiver (Winter Wonders) comprises around 250 wooden chalets loaded with Christmas gifts, tree decorations and seasonal gourmet goodies and runs from November 29 to January 5, 2014.

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November 11, 2013 by
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World War II History in Bastogne

Bastogne is a French-speaking Walloon town found on the southern edges of Belgium butting on to the Luxembourg border. World War II History in Bastogne will soon be brought to life with the opening of an innovative new museum.

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October 21, 2013 by
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Spend a Day in Namur

The cute little town of Namur is the capital of French-speaking Wallonia in southern Belgium and makes the perfect base for exploring the Belgian Ardennes. Brussels is just 50 minutes away, so it’s easy to spend a day in Namur exploring its citadel and historic town center.

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October 14, 2013 by
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Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge

Many visitors to Belgium spend time exploring the harrowing WWI battlefields of Flanders; altogether 300,000 Allied soldiers were killed here in the last four years of the war and there are more than 200 memorials and cemeteries to the Allied troops who died. Equally poignant are the war memorials in Bastogne, site of 1944’s Battle of the Bulge, which saw some of the deadliest fighting and highest casualties of WWII.

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September 23, 2013 by
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Mons, a European Capital of Culture

Together with the Czech city of Plzeň, Belgium’s Walloon town of Mons is to be a 2015 European Capital of Culture and in celebration of this is organising a whole raft of events, from special festivals to exhibitions and concerts as well as city walks and gastronomic feasts. But what’s there today and what makes Mons special enough to be awarded this prestigious accolade?

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September 16, 2013 by
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