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Ghent Festival

Ghent Festival (Gentse Feesten) (Ghent) – in late July, the town of Ghent holds a multi-day series of outdoor festivities (which starts the Saturday before July 21 (Belgium’s national holiday) and lasts ten days). A dizzying array of musical events is part of the Ghent Festival, such as the Gent Jazz Festival, Comedy Festival Gent, […]

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Flower Carpet

Flower Carpet (Brussels) — A million begonias for one single carpet? This is certainly an extraordinary achievement. The famous Carpet of Flowers covers almost 20,000 square foot right in the center of the Grand Place. This event is held every two years. Check the Flower Carpet’s website for its next scheduled event: www.flowercarpet.be

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets (Brussels) — During the month of December Brussels’ Grand Place is magically transformed into a winter wonderland of holiday delights with an enormous Christmas tree and nightly sound & light shows. Nearby on Place Sainte Catherine resides a European Christmas Market village made up of wooden cottages filled with Christmas goodies, European food […]

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Chateau de Sept Fontaines

Chateau de Sept Fontaines (Braine-l’Alleud) – located 30 minutes south of Brussels, this club nestles in a private 250 acre park consisting of woods and rolling meadows where players often see deers, hares and birds that roam and fly about freely here. The fairways of the various courses are laid out around the welcoming and […]

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Chateau de Beloeil

Chateau de Beloeil (Rue Du Château 11, Beloeil 7970 Hainaut) — the Castle of Beloeil has been the residence of the Princes de Ligne since the 14th century. It houses an art collection, with paintings from the 15th to the 19th century and an outstanding library with 20,000 books. The castle has large French-style gardens […]

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Château d’Attre

Château d’Attre (Avenue du Château 9, Attre) — built in 1752, it is the only castle in Belgium that has preserved the original decoration and furniture of that period. The romantic gardens with mysterious rocks and other formations reflect the 18th century. Behind the castle are grounds that stretch over 42 acres.   Admission: Adult […]

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Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens (Bouchout Domain, Nieuwelaan 38, Meise) — located in Meise, a smaller village situated at about 12 km north of the center of Brussels, this paradise for nature lovers is an historic royal domain. Endless promenade walks lead through open-air collections of medicinal plants, herbaceous plants, trees, and conifers. Another world is revealed in […]

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Bellewaerde Theme Park

Bellewaerde Theme Park (Meenseweg 497, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen) – this is a theme park launched in 1954 and located at the former site of the World War I Battle of Bellewaerde. Originally a zoo and safari, this park was expanded into its present form (as a full-fledged amusement theme park) in the 1980s. Major rides include […]

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Belgian Grand Prix

Belgian Grand Prix (Spa) — The Spa-Francorchamps race is one of the world’s most popular among both race car drivers and fans. The race was completely redesigned in 1979 to correspond to the safety standards of the world’s other great automobile races, in particular, the Formula One. The present track is 6.973 km long. See […]

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Wijnegem Shopping Center

Wijnegem Shopping Center (Turnhoutsebaan 5/400, Wijnegem) — located 50 km. north of Brussels (and just outside of Antwerp), this is the largest shopping mall in Belgium, with 57.000 square meters of retail space and 250 shops (consisting of both regional stores, and international brands, such as H&M, Esprit, Hollister, Hugo Boss, Levi’s, Mexx, Pepe Jeans, […]