Curious and CuriouserSpanning Flemish masters to colossal art institutions, Flanders’ cultural delights are by no means restricted to the major cities.
Regional GastronomySniff out the perfect lambic beer (more on that later), try some traditional Flemish locales and get waited on hand and foot.
Pieces of distinctionFrom Ghent to Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp – Flanders’ hubs are abuzz with style, from the traditional glove shop to high-end concept stores.
Social constructsA mighty timber construction in Brussels, eye-catching art nouveau and a chat with architect Vincent Van Duysen.
Hit listFrom beautiful botanics to taking a wander around a castle: experiences you just can’t miss out on.
Here to stayEver wanted to stay in a former nunnery? Or how about an art-filled single suite? We have you covered.
Produced in partnership with Visit Flanders
Dutch might be the official language of Flanders but you can expect to hear plenty of tongues. At this cultural crossroads in northern Belgium, diversity is part of life. Be prepared for surprises along the way in a place where the contemporary is just as alluring as the grandiose medieval edifices. Though small, Flanders has one of Europe’s densest rail networks, so getting around is easy. Recent times have made us all consider how we travel. If less but better is the answer, Flanders ticks all the boxes: it’s a place where you can engage with people, places, history and culture.
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