Tag Archives: Belgium

Hallerbos – Bluebell Forest near Brussels

Have you heard about the beautiful Bluebell Forest in Belgium? It’s not a far drive from us and it’s FREE to see. Hallerbos is a sizable forest where the bluebells cover the forest floor each year, usually in April or … Continue reading

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Val Dieu Abbey and Brewery – Aubel, BE

I was first inspired to visit the Abbey of Val Dieu by this article on CheeseWeb, an expat blog based in Belgium. The abbey is about one hour away from the Tri-Border area, and entrance into the grounds, gardens, and … Continue reading

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Abbaye de Villers, Belgium

Located between Brussels and Charleroi is the quiet village Villers-la-Ville, which is home to the Villers Abbey ruins. While I could describe how relaxing my trip was and how beautiful every angle of this abbey is, I think the story … Continue reading

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NMBS/SNCB – The Belgian Rail System

I’ve found that when it comes to traveling by train, crossing country borders increases the price, so when traveling on the Belgian trains, I leave from Genk. Genk is the closest Belgian train station to the Selfkant region(EUROPALAAN, 39 3600 … Continue reading

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Gruut – Gent’s Brewery

Gruut is a must see if you are spending any time in Gent. Unlike many breweries in Belgium, this brewery is very new, being founded only in 2009. As such, Gruut reminds me more of a micro-brewery you would find … Continue reading

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Brugge/Bruges, Belgium

Brugge is beautiful. I think that says it all. It is home to Belgian chocolate, lace, and beer and it’s historic city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a sight to see. The city center covers over … Continue reading

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Christmas Market Websites – Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and with it come the Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkts.  Most towns in Germany have at least a small market while the large cities, like Cologne, have several markets that you can visit within walking … Continue reading

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Current Traffic and Construction Information Online

Don’t you hate being blindsided by a detour when you’re just minding your own business driving down the autobahn? Me too, so I went on a mission to find highway traffic and construction information online. At least then, it would … Continue reading

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