Hallerbos

Walking in a Blue Forest

Every year, during 2 - 3 weeks in the months of April and May, thousands of people (Belgians and foreigners alike) flock to a forest not far from Brussels to witness something unique and beautiful: the return of the bluebells. This is the Hallerbos (Dutch for Halle forest), which covers a surface of 552 ha (1,360 …

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The Grieving Parents

The Tragic Story behind The Grieving Parents by Käthe Kollwitz

In the early 2000s, a good friend and I spent a marvelous weekend in Cologne. We indulged ourselves in food, drinks, art and especially, the spa of the hotel. One of our plans was also to visit the Käthe Kollwitz Museum, but somehow we didn't make it. But the name stuck in my head, and …

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Places to Visit around Dinant

Today we take you to the Belgian province of Namur, situated in the south of Belgium. The town of Dinant is very well-known amongst tourists, but there are some beautiful locations not so far from it that are also worth checking out. Let's take you to a region of castles and ruins, quaint villages and …

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Crypt Laeken

The Ultimate Guide to the Most Beautiful Crypt in Brussels

What? I know that I had planned a completely different post for today, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to postpone this to next week. Instead, let's return to Belgium! Today we will have a look at one of the most beautiful crypts in Belgium, the Laeken Cemetery Crypt. This is not to be …

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Schans Dorpveld

Exploring Movie Locations – Haunted Fortress Adventures (B&W)

The movie location of today is quite a unique place. Not only has a movie been made here, but it is also part of our urbex project, Creepy Travels and finally, it's not open to the public. Horror writer and blogger Vanessa Morgan, Lars and I had permission though to visit the place and photograph …

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Fall in Love with Meetjesland

What and Where Although Belgium is small and is densely populated, there are still rural areas where you can find peace and quiet and where you will hardly meet a tourist. Such an area is Meetjesland, situated in the northwest of the province of East Flanders. The town of Eeklo is its (non-official) capital. Source: …

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Chateau d'Antoing

Exploring Movie Locations – Château d’Antoing

The Movie To be honest, until about 3 years ago, we had never heard about The Devil's Nightmare, although I do know a thing or two about horror movies. But our good friend - and part - time collaborator - Vanessa Morgan had and moreover, she also discovered that we could actually visit the castle …

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Brussels Sewer Museum

In the Company of Rats – The Sewer Museum

Want to see Brussels from a (literally) completely different angle? And you are not afraid of occasionally running into a rat? Then why don't you pay a visit to the Sewer Museum and learn everything about the history and infrastructure of the sewage system of the Belgian capital! Brussels has actually had a sewage system …

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Plantentuin Meise

A Walk in a Paradise of Plants

First of all, we wish you all a Happy 2020! And if you like traveling as much as we do: Happy Travels! It has always been our goal to fulfill at least one travel dream every year and even though we did not travel a lot in 2017, we succeeded in visiting some places that …

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China Light Zoo 2017-2018

ZOO Antwerp – Let There Be Light!

One of the Belgian cities that I miss the most - even after having lived 18 months in sunny Spain, is Antwerp. It has a completely different vibe though from Brussels where I used to live, which is probably one of the reasons I like it. And some of my best friends live there! Anyway, …

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