Best Christmas Markets and Winter Festivals in Belgium

Ice Skating Rink in Brugge

Brussels, Bruges, Antwerpen, and Ghent have some of the largest and best Christmas markets (Kerstmarkten) in Belgium. Especially the Pleasures of Winter in Brussels and the Snow and Ice Sculptures Festival in Bruges are well worth visiting. Most Christmas markets in Belgium are open on December 24 and 31, Christmas and New Year’s Day but with slightly shorter opening hours.

Cheap Travel by Bus between Brussels and Paris

Flixbus (Megabus), Eurolines, and Ouibus offer cheap intercity bus travel and the best deals for coach transportation between Paris and Brussels (Bruxelles). Buses may not be the fastest or most comfortable way to travel between Paris and Brussels but they are often by far the cheapest transportation between the capitals of France and Belgium. Flixbus … Read more

Transportation to Antwerp from Brussels Airports

Antwerpen Brabo Fountain

Trains and buses provide fast and cheap transportation to Antwerpen from Brussels National (BRU) and Brussels-South Charleroi (CRL) airports in Belgium. Getting to Antwerp in Belgium from airports in Brussels is easy and fairly cheap on public transportation. Brussels National Airport (BRU) is by far the larger and easier to reach on trains or buses … Read more

By IC Bus from Düsseldorf to Lille via Antwerpen and Ghent

IC Bus of Deutsche Bahn

The IC Bus operated by German Railways / Deutsche Bahn provides fast and cheap transportation between Düsseldorf and Lille (via Ghent and Antwerpen). The IC Bus, the so-called little brother of German Railways trains, is very price competitive with the regular Deutsche Bahn and TGV Thalys trains on the Düsseldorf to Lille route and hardly slower than … Read more

By IC Bus from Düsseldorf to Antwerp, Eindhoven, Roermond and London

IC Bus of Deutsche Bahn

Cheap luxury intercity IC buses operated by German Railways / Deutsche Bahn connect Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof with Antwerp, Eindhoven, Roermond, and on some weekends, London. The IC Bus offers a faster, cheaper and more convenient alternative than the train. The IC Bus runs four times per day with savings tickets between Düsseldorf and Eindhoven or Eindhoven … Read more

Transportation to Waterloo Battlefield Sites

Lion's Mound and Parking at Waterloo

Getting to Waterloo and battlefield sights in Belgium is easy by car, train and bus (W or 365) for day trips from Brussels and Charleroi. The battlefield of Waterloo is a popular day-trip destination from Brussels and Charleroi. Transportation options include driving (plenty of parking), the train or the bus. Bus W and 365 offer … Read more

Visit the Antwerp Cathedral with Rubens Paintings

Antwerp Cathedral

Antwerpen Kathedraal is largest Gothic church in the Netherlands but four Rubens altar paintings and other art are often the main draw. The Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) in Antwerp is the largest Gothic building in the Dutch-speaking world. Its single belfry is the tallest church tower in Belgium and on the UNESCO World Cultural … Read more

By IC Bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels and Roermond

IC Bus of Deutsche Bahn

This routing has change! IC Buses are now available from Düsseldorf on the following routings: Flixbus offers alternative buses from Düsseldorf to Brussels or see train timetables on Deutsche Bahn. The IC Bus operated by German Railways / Deutsche Bahn provides fast and cheap transportation between Düsseldorf and Brussels (via Roermond). The IC Bus, the … Read more

New Stars in the 2015 Michelin Belgium and Luxembourg Red Guide

2015 Michelin België / Belgique / Luxembourg Hotels and Restaurants red guide

Michelin awarded 137 top gourmet restaurants with stars (11 new) in the 2015 Michelin België / Belgique / Luxembourg Hotels and Restaurants red guide. Belgium now has 3 Michelin three-star restaurants, 17 with two stars and 107 with one Michelin star. Luxembourg has a remarkable 10 Michelin one-star restaurants. Bib Gourmand restaurants increased by 34 … Read more

Visit Battle of Waterloo Sights near Brussels

Leeuw van Waterloo

The Battlefield of Waterloo (1815) sites with Wellington and Napoleon museums make an interesting day-trip from Brussels in Belgium. The Battle of Waterloo, fought on June 18, 1815 near Brussels in Belgium, was one of the largest battles ever in Europe prior to the carnage of the twentieth century. Napoleon Bonaparte famously lost here against … Read more

Visit the Battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium

Leeuw van Waterloo

The Lion’s Mound and panoramic painting of the Battle of Waterloo (1815) are the main sights to see on a day-trip to the battlefield (Champ de Bataille) from Brussels. The main sights to see at the site of the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815) near Brussels in Belgium are the Lion’s Mound, a huge panoramic … Read more