Halles Saint-Géry – A Covered Market Hall

Place Saint-Gery

HALLES SAINT-GERY WAS A COVERED MARKET BUILT AROUND A PYRAMID: In Place Saint-Gery, west of the Brussels Stock Exchange, is the Halles Saint-Gery, a covered market hall that was built in the 19th century. Halles Saint-Gery no longer functions as a covered market, but the building and the site on which it stands are historically […]

Rue des Bouchers – A Brussels Food Street

Rue des Bouchers

YOU WON’T GO HUNGRY IN RUE DES BOUCHERS – A STREET JAM-PACKED WITH RESTAURANTS: Crossing the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert complex, where the Galerie de la Reine and Galerie du Roi meet is Rue des Bouchers (Beenhouwersstraat in Dutch), a medieval street in the historic heart of Brussels. Rue des Bouchers is a food street, and […]

Visit Au Bon Vieux Temps for the Good Old Days

Au Bon Vieux Temps

TUCKED AWAY IN AN ALLEYWAY, AU BON VIEUX TEMPS IS TRULY A HIDDEN TREASURE: There’s no shortage of drinking places in Brussels, but if you want something with genuine old world charm, Au Bon Vieux Temps is one such pub that brings back memories of the Good Old Days. Hidden away in the Impasse St. […]

Dinant – A Picturesque Town on the River Meuse

Dinant

DINANT IS AS DIVINE AS WHAT THE CELTS THOUGHT WHEN THEY CALLED THE SITE DIVO-NANTO: Dinant is a small town in the French-speaking Wallonian province of Namur. This picturesque town along the River Meuse has long been recognized for its idyllic setting. Since the Celts first occupied the site, they called it “Divo-Nanto” which can […]

See Magnificent Views of Bruges from its Belfry

Aerial view of Bruges

ON TOP OF ITS SPECTACULAR VIEWS, THE BELFRY OF BRUGES HOLDS SOME MEDIEVAL TREASURES: The Belfry of Bruges or Belfort is not the tallest building in Bruges but it is certainly one of its most dominant and important landmarks. The Belfort towers over the Grote Markt (Bruges’ market square) and from the top of this […]

Antwerp – A City of Diamonds, Rubens and Fashion

Antwerp Grote Markt

ANTWERP HAS MUCH TO OFFER VISITORS – IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE NOT TO ALLOW TIME HERE: Antwerp is a city that’s famous for its brilliant diamonds, Rubens, medieval and maritime history. But as far as tourism is concerned, Belgium’s second largest city seems to be overshadowed by Brussels and Bruges. Yet Antwerp sparkles, in […]

Wollestraat – A Yummy Street in Bruges

Belgian chocolates

WOLLESTRAAT IN BRUGES HAS AMAZING CHOCOLATE AND BEER SHOPS, CAFES AND MORE: Wollestraat is a main street in Bruges which runs from the Grote Markt to the Dijver canal where it crosses Bruges’ famous Rozenhoedkaai. Our local Bruges guide calls it Yummy Street because she regularly stops at a few food shops here to indulge […]

Beautiful Buildings and Holy Blood in Bruges’ Burg Square

The Burg

THE BURG SQUARE IN BRUGES WAS AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS CENTRE: The Burg, the other main square in Bruges is just off the east side of the Grote Markt. From the Markt, we took an easy stroll along Breidelstraat (next to the post office) to arrive at the Burg (fortress). Although there is no […]

The Markt – Bruges Medieval Market Square

Bruges' Grote Markt

BRUGES MARKET SQUARE IS LINED WITH INTERESTING HISTORICAL BUILDINGS: The Markt, one of the two main squares in Bruges, has many attractions that visitors like us come to see. This open space is lined with attractive gabled houses, restaurants and the imposing Provinciaal Hof (Provincial Palace). Also on the Markt is the Belfort, an 83-metre […]