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MUST SEE, MUST DO

Baroque in Antwerp - 2

Antwerp is the most distinctive Baroque city of the Low Countries. During Antwerp Baroque 2018 the city pulls out all the stops with a daring and lavish programme in which old Baroque rubs shoulders with new Baroque.

Diamond hunting in Antwerp

Antwerp has been the largest and most dependable diamond centre in the world for more than five centuries. It controls no less than four-fifths of the rough diamond market and half of the polished market, and has four major diamond exchanges. This is not just a business story: it is also a tale of craftsmanship, technology, traditions and creativity.

Bruges - Venice of the North

Bruges is a city that will capture your heart. Its history has made it great, a fact that garnered it the title of a Unesco World Heritage City. Retaining the mysteries of the Middle Ages and unashamedly exuberant, Bruges has been an international metropolis for centuries.

Onto the great outdoors with Grotte de Han

Come and meet the true nature and the most magical things it has to offer. Bear, bison, wolf, lynx ... the animals welcome you in the spectacular scenery of a preserved area of ​​250 ha, elected the best animal park in Belgium.

Along the Scheldt with Flandria

Welcome aboard! You can get a breath of fresh air on the outside deck or sit together with your travel partners in the cosy atmosphere of the indoor lounge, as you enjoy the tranquillity of the river and the beautiful view of the Antwerp skyline and the banks of the Scheldt.

Learn about World War II at Bastogne War Museum

This unique Memory Centre dedicated to the Second World War, as seen through the spectacular prism of the Battle of the Bulge, offers an immersive visit-experience. By way of an array of museum techniques - decors, testimonies, multimedia installations, films - the journey to which visitors are invited appeals to their mind and soul alike, thus making them feel that this history is their history.

Visit and tasting at Brewery De Koninck

Explore 10 interactive rooms and discover its history, the unique connection with the city and the origin of the iconic De Koninck ‘Bolleke’: a crazy drive through town, an exclusive glimpse in a cheese shop, a bridge across the brewery. Beer is still brewed on-site today; nowhere in the world is it possible to walk through an active brewery the way as you can at De Koninck!

Sightseeing in Brussels

Brussels is a city that never stops surprising and touching your heart. Its mythical round-cobblestone Grand-Place, a Manneken Pis with a bigger wardrobe than yours, its comic strip heroes walking along the walls, its Art Nouveau façades, its Atomium and its glittering spheres, its parks, its greenhouses and its royal gardens are all awaiting you here.

Experience medieval Belgium in Ghent

Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work, and enjoy life over and over again each day.

Visit a beer brewery

Belgian beer is famous and not without cause; Belgium has over 800 years of experience in beer brewing. During your visit you’ll at least want to visit one Belgian brewery. Not all breweries are able to receive visitors, but not to worry, we offer visits to the breweries that do welcome visitors!

Visit the war sites in Waterloo

Buried at the foot of the Lion's Mound, the Memorial 1815 allows you to experience one of the most turbulent times in our History... as if you were there. Guided by a soldier of your chosen army, you learn about the machinery that led inexorably to the battle. Dive into the heart of the battle, in a multi-sensory experience, full of special effects, the only one of its kind in Europe! 1815 m² of immersive journeying in a narrative set design which focuses on the experience of the battle.

Castle of the Counts

This important sight in Ghent is a castle with a very turbulent past, closely intertwined with the complex—often stormy—political and social history of the city. 

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Castle of Vêves

As early as the 8th century, seat of Pepin de Herstal, then fearsome Lords of Beaufort, the last residents of their descendants, the Counts de Liedekerke Beaufort: Vêves, with its long and eventful past, is a living and harmonious ideal of many centuries. The visitors are welcomed by exquisite porcelains, historic memories and beautiful 18th century furniture. 

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Brewery Stella Artois

Stella Artois is part of the world’s largest brewery concern, AB InBev, and is still located in its home base of Leuven. 

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Citadel of Dinant

Overlooking the valley of the river Meuse, the Citadel will take you back to the heart of history of this amazing region! 

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Modave Castle

Situated on a rock in the middle of a nature reserve of 450 hectares, the castle offers a magnificent view over the surrounding, and the visit of 25 decorated and furnished rooms.

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Autoworld

Decades of evolution in technology, comfort, safety and increasing concern with the environment are on display in Autoworld. From the earliest models of the distant past to contemporary cars that prefigure the automobile of tomorrow and beyond, the visitor is guided through the fabulous history of the motor car thanks to technical but easily comprehensible commentaries.

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Domains of Caves of Han

Bear, bison, wolf, lynx... all of the animals welcome you in a spectacular scenery of a preserved area of ​​250 ha, elected Best Wildlife Park in Belgium! 

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Castle of Freÿr

The Castle of Freÿr welcomes you into its harmonious premises, which were furnished by the 20 generations who have been living here. 

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Belfort

The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings. Along the way you will also have a chance to visit the old treasury and the carillonneur’s chamber.

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The Atomium

The Atomium is a unique piece of architecture, built for the World Fair of Brussels in 1958 and became the most popular monument of Europe's capital. 

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Panoramic view

I was looking for things to do in Belgium during my trip through Europe with my boyfriend and came across HEY! Belgium. We really loved the activities they recommended, especially the panoramic view on the roof of the MAS museum!

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