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Centre Nature Botrange

Driving Around In The High Fens – Part 3


I have a weakness for waterscapes, so a visit to the Gileppe Dam was high on my wishlist. The Dam is located near the small but cosy town of Jalhay on the Gileppe river and was built in the 19th century in order to provide the nearby bigger town of Verviers of drinking water. By the way, this place is…

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Château d'Antoing

The Devil And The Castle – Part 3


Let’s start with the bad news: most of the castle is not open for visitors. And that is a shame because that is where most of the film was made. You will have to do with a visit to the watchtower. But first some more exterior shots. And finally, it is time to enter the castle (or at least the…

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Château d'Antoing

The Devil And The Castle – Part 2


The castle where La Plus Longue Nuit Du Diable was actually filmed is the Château d’Antoing, also known as the Château des Princes de Ligne. Antoing refers to the town where the castle is located and the Princes de Ligne to the present owner. Although the beginning of the movie suggests that the castle is located in the middle of nowhere, it…

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The Devil And The Castle – Part 1


I have always been a big movie fan – I even wrote articles for an online movie magazine for some years – and a genre that I can really appreciate is horror movies. Imagine my surprise when not so long ago I was introduced – by Vanessa Morgan – to a Belgian horror movie that has even reached cult status:…

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Planckendael

An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 2


Let’s continue our walk in Planckendael and meet some of the stars! “Kai-Mook Zwanger” means “Kai-Mook Pregnant”. Why is this big news in Belgium? Kai-Mook was the first Indian elephant born in a Belgian zoo, the one in Antwerp to be more precise. It was a huge event which we Belgians could follow via webcam; on 17 May 2009, she…

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Planckendael

An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 1


The visit was unexpected, because after Pairi Daiza Lars and I had not planned a visit to another Belgian zoo this year. But then a promotion came up with a discount of 50% for the entrance and parking fee and we decided to go to Planckendael anyway. This zoo is affiliated with the one in Antwerp – probably the best-known…

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