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 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

By IC Bus from DĂĽsseldorf to Brussels and Roermond

IC Bus of Deutsche Bahn

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

Visit Napoleon’s Last Headquarters at Waterloo

Camp bed in the Museum in Napoleon’s Last Headquarters.

The small Dernier Quartier-GĂ©nĂ©ral de NapolĂ©on Museum is in the Caillou farmhouse where Bonaparte spent the night before the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Museum in Napoleon’s Last Headquarters is in the farmhouse where the French Emperor spent his final night before his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. The … Read more

Visit the Wellington Museum in Waterloo

Musée Wellington in Waterloo

The MusĂ©e Wellington is in the inn where the Duke of Wellington had his headquarters and famously wrote his report on the Battle of Waterloo (1815). The Wellington Museum in Waterloo is in the former stagecoach inn where the Duke of Wellington had his headquarters during the Battle of Waterloo. The museum has many items … Read more

See the St Joseph Church Memorials in Waterloo

Waterloo Memorials

The Église St Joseph has an interesting Baroque dome and numerous private memorials for the fallen at the Battle of Waterloo near Brussels. The parochial church of St Joseph in Waterloo is directly across the road from the MusĂ©e Wellington. This small church with an impressive dome is well worth a short peak inside. It … Read more

Cheap Travel by Bus from London to Brussels

Maison des ducs de Brabant Brussels

Intercity coaches by Megabus, Idbus, Student Agency and National Express / Eurolines are often the cheapest way to travel from London to Brussels. Long-distance bus services offer an alternative to Eurostar trains when traveling between London and Brussels. These intercity coaches are slower and less comfortable than the high-speed trains but ticket prices are often … Read more

Visit the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels

Musical Instruments Museum

Enjoy seeing and hearing unique and historic musical instruments from all over the world in the Muziekinstrumentenmuseum / MusĂ©e des instruments de musique. The Musical Instruments Museum (Muziekinstrumentenmuseum / MusĂ©e des instruments de musique) in Brussels has one of the largest collections of musical instruments in the world. Well over a thousand instruments from all … Read more