If you like art, architecture, history or chocolate, and you’re entering or leaving Belgium via the border with the Netherlands, you can see the following highlights in Antwerp in one day. The city deserves more time than that, of course, but I had to make do with the 12 hours I had. [Read on]
The city of Ghent doesn’t disappoint when it comes to tasty, calorie-dense food. That is good news; even the best of us need fuel to last a 10-day festival like Gentse Feesten and the student party nights throughout the year. The usual Belgian waffles, fries, chocolate and beer are all available, but some of them have been given a wicked twist. These Ghent food tips constitute my favourites: [Read on]
The next two weeks could be the best time to visit the Belgian city of Ghent, home of the world’s most targeted work of art and many heated debates about its merits as a destination over Bruges. This Friday (18 July 2014) marks the start of the annual Gentse Feesten, and for ten days the city becomes one of the most fun places to be in Europe.
With dance performances, rock, jazz and world music gigs, flea markets, carnivals, street food stands, pop-up galleries, buskers, comedies and parties around the clock, there is no shortage of entertainment wherever you look. [Read on]