Category: Belgium

Bruges travel guide; Emma Beddington; Times Travel

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Enjoy a historical romance in the beautifully preserved medieval Belgian city of Bruges, with indulgent food, sublime art and views to die for.

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UNESCO recognises Europe’s spas; LaingBuisson News

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Eleven Spa towns in Europe are celebrating after their collective addition to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Read more.

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Discover the origin of spa in Belgium; unreguser; Xinhua

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Unesco adds Spa(s) to World Heritage; Pheymont; Travel Gumbo

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Eleven of Europe’s best-known traditional spas have been added to the Unesco World Heritage list this week.

Source: Unesco adds Spa(s) to World Heritage

Great spas of Europe make UNESCO World Heritage list; Anne Termeche; Deutsche Welle

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Eleven European spa towns have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Find out more about these unique health resorts here.

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The beautiful city just a 4 hour drive from London that’s regularly named one of the world’s prettiest cities; Melissa Sigodo; My London

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What to Do with 1 Day in Bruges, Belgium; Dan Miller; Points with a Crew

The best activities and sights for kids and families who have a short stay in Bruges, Belgium.

Source: What to Do with 1 Day in Bruges, Belgium – Points with a Crew

An Art Nouveau gem unmasked in Covid-hit Brussels; Matthieu Demeestere; AFP

An emblematic Art Nouveau mansion designed by Belgian architect Victor Horta has opened its doors to the public in Brussels, revealing a long hidden jewel of the city’s Belle Epoque glory.

Source: An Art Nouveau gem unmasked in Covid-hit Brussels

7 dreamy cities that put Belgium on the must-visit list; Morgane Croissant; Matador Network

Skipping Belgium is a rookie traveler mistake.

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Watch the Creation of an Enormous “Flower Carpet” Made of Begonias; Madeleine Muzdakis; My Modern Met

Every “pixel” of this giant public mural is made of begonias.

Source: Watch the Creation of an Enormous “Flower Carpet” Made of Begonias

A Visit to the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp; Bruce Leigh Myers; Printing Impressions

The Plantin-Moretus Museum is the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list, a testament to its importance to the collective interest of humanity. And in visiting and subsequent research into the Officina Plantiniana, it is noteworthy to draw parallels that today’s printing enterprises should consider.

Source: A Visit to the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp

Plantin-Moretus Museum Marks Famous Printer’s 500th Birthday; Rebecca Rego Barry; Fine Books Magazine

Christophe Plantin, born 500 years ago this May, was one of the most important printer-publishers of his time. To honor the occasion, Antwerp’s Plantin-Moretus Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has planned a series of festive projects and exhibitions to run through 2020.

Source: Plantin-Moretus Museum Marks Famous Printer’s 500th Birthday

The Ambitious Plan to Digitize 100,000 Historic Texts in Belgium; Matthew Taub; Atlas Obscura

Two major Antwerp institutions are putting some of their voluminous holdings in the cloud.

Source: The Ambitious Plan to Digitize 100,000 Historic Texts in Belgium

Hong Kong couple’s 13 Unesco sites in a day a world record; Kate Whitehead; SCMP

Paul Niel and Esther Röling had to use public transport and follow certain rules, but smashed the record for most Unesco World Heritage Sites visited in 24 hours, and the 12-hour record too.

Source: Hong Kong couple’s 13 Unesco sites in a day a world record

15 best places to visit in Belgium (inc. underrated cities); Rebecca Sharp; Hostelworld

Wondering what the best places to visit in Belgium are? Here are Rebecca Sharp’s TOP 15 spots. From exploring underrated cities to adventures in ancient forests.

Source: 15 best places to visit in Belgium (inc. underrated cities) – Hostelworld

Concert of the Carillon Ghent; Bennie de Meulemeester; Spotted by Locals

Ghent’s carillon plays music every 15 minutes from the belfry chosen by vote every 2 years. This is Unesco-World-Heritage music, and Bennie de Meulemeester is proud of it!

Source: Concert of the Carillon Ghent | Spotted by Locals

A Visit to Belgium’s Wondrous Art Nouveau Museum; Joseph Nechvatal; HyperAllergic

Victor Horta, like many architects at the turn of the century, wanted to eliminate the distinction between major and minor arts by creating immersive environments.

Source: A Visit to Belgium’s Wondrous Art Nouveau Museum

Visit Brussels: Belgian destination is well-worth your travel budget; Gulf News

Here’s what you need to explore on your visit to Brussels in Belgium…

Source: Visit Brussels: Belgian destination is well-worth your travel budget

Brussels: On the trail of Art Nouveau, waffles and Tintin; Sujoy Dhar; Indiablooms

BRUSSELS is often overlooked as the city of some serious diplomatic business. But if you explore beyond the city’s European Union tag, you unravel a Brussels which is the birthplace of the Art Nouveau architecture, the comic strips of Tintin and yes, it is also famous for its toothsome varieties of Belgian waffles and chocolates. Sujoy Dhar discovers all that and more in a little over 48 hours in a year the city marks 30 years of the Brussels Region and 150 years of the Brussels tram…

Source: Brussels: On the trail of Art Nouveau, waffles and Tintin | Indiablooms – First Portal on Digital News Management

Bruges : Belgium’s link to the past and bridge to the future; Bob Taylor; CDN

With picturesque medieval buildings nestled among its lace-lined placid canals, Bruges, meaning “bridge” is captivating. A bridge that links past and future…

Source: Bruges : Belgium’s link to the past and bridge to the future

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