The Botanical Garden of Leuven

Lately I’ve come to realize that there is so much beauty I pass by weekly, without paying much attention to it. Really, there are so many pretty places nearby. The Botanical Garden (or Kruidtuin in Dutch), is one of these places. A small ten minute stroll away from the city center you’ll find yourself in an oasis of green and peace. I used to come here regularly as a child. Now I consider it more as a place of silence, perfect to empty my mind. Continue reading “The Botanical Garden of Leuven”

7 free things to do in Antwerp

About two weeks ago, I decided to make a day trip to Antwerp, a city located about an hour and a half from Leuven by train. Even though I love to travel abroad, there is so much beauty in my own country, that might get a bit underappreciated. Antwerp is a really vibrant city, and besides occasional shopping trips, I hadn’t really given it much attention thus far. I discovered that the city has lots to offer, and is ideal for people travelling on a budget. Continue reading “7 free things to do in Antwerp”

What to see in Bruges, according to travel bloggers

In September I went to Bruges or Brugge in my language, and for some reason I hadn’t posted about it yet, so …here we are. But then I thought nah, let’s not do the usual and just look at what others like about it, with me giving an extra comment here and there.

I’d like to point out that if you haven’t registered on Airbnb yet you totally can and if you use this link, we can help each other out by getting a nice discount on our next trip, hooray! The pictures in this post are the ones I made in September last year. Continue reading “What to see in Bruges, according to travel bloggers”

My favorite spot in Leuven

I had this draft post, that was intended to be published during the autumn season (when the pictures were taken). But well, let’s do thing differently and post it in summer! I have a new logo btw, but I’m not sure if it works? Any suggestions are more than welcome! 

I was born and raised in Leuven, a small city in Belgium, just 20 minutes from the capital Brussels. In Leuven we like to say that it is rather a town than a city. It’s not big at all. In my opinion Leuven is definitely worth a visit. It has a beautiful cathedral and town hall in Gothic style, and other medieval remainings such as the beguinages and ancient city walls.  Continue reading “My favorite spot in Leuven”

Chasing knights at t’Gravensteen in Ghent

Let me start by something remarkable: for the first time in my 22-years I managed to not only follow my schedule, but to actually be ahead of it. Yes, I have time left to study, something must be wrong. Anyways, in September I visited t’Gravensteen in Gent/Ghent, a city in Flanders, Belgium. Gent might probably be my favorite city in Belgium. There is just something about it. Together with a friend we decided to be tourists in our own country and explore ‘t Gravensteen, a medieval castle.

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J’adore Bruxelles:European Quarters

Lately I’m being completely chaotic. The stress of upcoming exams makes sure I’ve got a bunch of to-do lists in my head, and plannings that I change every week. Besides that I realized that I have zero structure in my blog as well. I don’t think that is going to change soon, but I’ll give it a try 😉 Continue reading “J’adore Bruxelles:European Quarters”

The René Magritte museum

This weekend I went to the Magritte museum (in Brussels), because I read online that the first Sunday of the month, there is a free entrance. Turned out it was the first Wednesday, oops. I’ve been looking forward to this visit. I love the work of Magritte.

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J’adore Bruxelles (part 3, the south and the Marollen)

Metro is a free Belgian newspaper that can be found in every train station. Being a train traveller myself, I came across an interesting article. Every week, Metro explores a different region in Brussels. Last week, they explored the area around the Grand-Place, which I more or less did last weekend. (Read about it here) This week, less touristic, a different side of Brussels.

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J’adore Bruxelles (part 2, the center)

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From the palaces I moved on towards the center of Brussels. I first passed along the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula.

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J’adore Bruxelles (part 1, the Palaces)

I love travelling, and want to see as much of the world as possible. Yet only 30 minutes away, can be found the most beautiful places. Being a tourist in my own country sometimes feels kinda strange, but I like it a lot. I like that I still get to be amazed, surprised, by sights, history, art… in my own country. Travelling doesn’t need to be a trip far away, it doesn’t need to be in the ‘top 10 places to visit’. It can be simple, it can for example be my own capital.

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