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.Read more
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.
Discover Bruges from the top of the Belfort tower
This is the most important of Bruges’ towers which stands 83 metres tall: Belfort. 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.
Visit the Church of Our Lady
The 115.5 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges’ artisans. The church displays a valuable art collection: Michelangelo’s world-famous Madonna and Child, countless paintings, 13th-century painted sepulchres and the tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold.
The Bourgogne des Flandres brewery by the canals
Bourgogne des Flandres plays a very special role in the Belgian beer heritage. It is a typical example of the Flemish beer blending tradition with old and young beer being mixed judiciously to achieve a perfect balance. The visit will take you to every stage of beer brewery and a full history of this special beer.