30 Sep, 2017 in Antwerp

Museum nights are great. You get to visit as many museums as you’d like in an evening, and there are lots of funky events going on in each. This is especially true for a city that has lots of interesting museums. The only limitation is, well, your museum tolerance. Even though mine is rather low, […]

27 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

A samba festival in the Netherlands? In Heerlen? Yep, you got it, one lazy weekend I noticed a weird Facebook event near Maastricht and decided to go check it out. Turns out some of the regional Samba groups decided to throw a festival by taking over the small town of Heerlen, 20min from Maastricht, to […]

22 Sep, 2017 in Liege

A quick getaway from Maastricht to the south across the Belgium border, about half an hour from Liege, are the Les Grottes de Remouchamps, hidden stalactites underground caves and underground rivers with guided tours and boat rides taking you through the complex underground system. There’s typically no English available, but for some reason when I was visiting […]

27 Jun, 2017 in Ghent

Ghent is one of Belgium’s top city attractions, featuring a charming old town center, filled with canals and cathedrals, with a laid back bohemian feel, plus lots of options for drinks and food, with music and culture everywhere. During my very short visit I strolled around a lot, did a boat trip around the main […]

7 Jun, 2017 in Brussels

I don’t visit Brussels very often, but I recently had a chance to see new parts of Brussels and experience some of its cultural life during the Brussels Museum Night. With one ticket, you can attend many of Brussel’s galleries and museums with live performances and special events taking place in practically every corner. Didn’t […]

2 Jun, 2017 in Bruges, Visions

Ever since moving to Europe and living next to the Belgium border, I’ve been hearing that I have to go visit Bruges, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that I found the opportunity to go for a short visit before flying out of Brussels. Yep, Bruges is gorgeous, history, gigantic cathedrals, canals, windmills, chocolates, swans, […]

21 Apr, 2017 in Brussels

In my last visit to Brussels for the 2017 museum night I took the next morning to do the Brussels comic route and explore around the city looking for comics murals. What a neat project. It started in the early 1990s and by now the city collection offers no less than 50 murals on various […]

29 Mar, 2017 in Ghent

Ghent is a beautiful town well worth exploring, and one of the nicest ways to do that is take a boat ride through the canals. There are lots of tour companies that take tourists around, so you don’t have to plan too much, and just hope on one of those for an hour or so going […]

26 Mar, 2017 in Brussels

Brussels is, in my humble opinion, and under appreciated city. I’m not sure why Brussels gets such a bad rep as a tourist destination, in the few visits that I did I found it quite charming. There are quite a few funky tourist attraction, but perhaps the most visually interesting, or challenging depending on your personal […]

8 Feb, 2017 in Brussels

Since I already started covering Christmas markets of last year in Paris and their nearby Ferris wheel, might as well mention one more. My little sister came to visit me around Christmas time and I had the pleasure of exploring Brussels with her for the first time. Luckily for us, the Christmas market was in full […]

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