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Winter Wonderland in Brussels – Part 2


Lars and I continued our winter walk to our favorite park. On most of the pavements and streets most of the snow and ice had already disappeared, but we were curious to see how the park would look like. If you have been following our blog for some time, you know that our favorite park is the Warandepark. Apparently this…

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The Hallerbos – A sea of bluebells


Not only does Brussels have a lot of parks, in and around the Belgian capital there are a lot of forests as well. A couple of weekends ago, we decided to explore the Hallerbos, which is situated to the south of Brussels. This forest was once part of the Silva Carbonaria, the dense old-growth forest of beech and oak that formed a natural boundary during…

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In the footsteps of Tintin – Not an ordinary hotel


We continue our walk to the hotel Métropole, which is located at the Place de Brouckère. This is the only hotel in Brussels, which was built in the 19th century and which is still operational. In 1890, two brothers started a pub at this place and when it became very successful, the family Weilemans-Ceuppens extended it to a hotel, by…

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In the footsteps of Tintin – Going to the theater


For the next stop on our Tintin walk we go to the Muntplein/Place de la Monnaie. Where does the name of the square come from? Many centuries ago, there used to be a place here where coins were produced. Coin is “munt” in Dutch, hence the name. The main point of attraction here is the beautiful theater building, which has…

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In the footsteps of Tintin – A special gallery


 A couple of steps away from the (in)famous Boutique Tintin, you have the next stop on the Tintin walk, the Koningsgalerij (King’s Gallery). There are actually three of these galleries, which are all linked together. In the Koningsgalerij (which is the biggest one), there used to be a theater, called the Théatre Royal des Galeries. It still exists, but at…

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A walk at an eerie place


Last Saturday, The Viking and I visited a place that we will not soon forget: the cemetery of Dieweg. The Dieweg is a road, located in Ukkel (Uccle in French), one of the 19 municipalities around Brussels. There is something special about this place… Like many other cemeteries in Brussels, this one was constructed right after a cholera epidemic in…

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Having a look at Robinson’s Island


Sounds exotic, doesn’t it? But this island is actually located in Brussels, in the Bois de la Cambre, the park I introduced to you yesterday! If you look closely at the pictures that I posted yesterday, you see that there is a small lake in the park. And in the center of this lake is an island with a beautiful…

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Spring in another park


Last Wednesday, I quite unexpectedly had a day off. The Viking and I didn’t feel like going on a big excursion, but staying inside with beautiful spring weather was out of the question too. We finally decided to visit another park in Brussels. One of the biggest and most beautiful parks in the Belgian capital is the Bois de la…

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