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View over Sint Veerleplein Square in Ghent, Belgium

Most visitors to Ghent, Belgium, will at some point wander through Sint Veerleplein Square, if only to walk through it on the way to Gravensteen Castle. My advice is to spend...

Historic buidings on the Graslei and Korenleiin Ghent, Belgium

The view along the Graslei and Korenlei in Ghent, Belgium, is largely regarded to be the prettiest spot in the city. Ghent may be tiny in size, but it packs a...

The Bell Tower (left) and Saint Bavo Cathedral (center) in Ghent. The church is home to the famed “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) by Jan and Hubert van Eyck

Brussels: Famous for Beer, Chocolate, and Piss. Yes, Piss. As a little girl, I sat on my grandmother’s lap, fascinated by the tales she spun. I readily believed most of her...

Boat rides on the canals of Bruges, Belgium, are one of the best ways to tour this historic Flemish city

Though this Flemish city is small enough to see on foot, one of the best ways to experience it is to take a boat ride on the historic canals of Bruges,...

Market Square in Bruges, Belgium, with statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter De Coninck in front of old Guild Houses

Activities in Market Square in Bruges, Belgium may have changed over the centuries, but one thing hasn’t. It’s still the commercial and cultural center of the city. Since the year 958,...

Wreaths of remembrance are laid at Memin Gate in Ypres, Belgium during the Last Post Ceremony, held every evening at 7 p.m.

One hundred years ago, the Flanders region of Belgium lay in ruins. World War One had left cities like Ypres razed to the ground. Many such towns were in such a...