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Tourist cities in Belgium

In Belgium, distances are ridiculously short, and the next millenium town is never more than a few tens of km away.


Jun 05, 2012 - - 791
Tourist cities in Belgium | Antwerp, city of Rubens and diamonds

Antwerp calls out to visitors and begs to be explored, together with a guide or at your own pace, the choice is yours. Take in the atmosphere either by tram, boat, horse and carriage, on foot or by bike... just get there!!

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Leuven, university town

Another medieval city, hosting since 1425 a catholic university which meanwhile has become one of the oldest in Europe.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Ghent, historic and authentic

At the end of November 2008, National Geographic published a top 109 of the most authentic destinations worldwide. The historic city centre of Ghent ranked third!

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Brussels, capital of Belgium and Europe

Medieval city with over a thousand years of history. Main residence of Charles V, former capital of the Spanish Netherlands and currently capital of Europe and seat of NATO.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Bruges, emphatically touristic

A town so unique that its entire historic centre was classified as part of UNESCO's World Heritage.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Kortrijk, where Flanders beat the French

The city of Innovation, Creation and Design. Just to give a few examples: the Tack Tower, the Skatebowl and the Groeninge-bridge

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Mechelen, former capital of the Burgundian Netherlands

A relatively unknown city, hosting 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Tournai, Belgium's most Roman city

2000 Year of History - One of the oldest cities in a country where the youngest city dates back to the 17th century. City of the Merovingian Kings Clotharius, Meroveus, Childeric and Clovis.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Namur, capital of Wallonia

Official website of the capital of Wallonia. Short description of the city and its various aspects. Links to the main regional actors.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Tienen, sugar town

Tienen, the Sugar Town, is situated in the heart of Belgium, the largest town of the Hageland, measuring 7.179 ha. As well as from Grimde, Overlaar and Oorbeek it also consists of the former municipalities of Bost, Goetsenhoven, Hakendover, Kumtich and Vissenaken.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Sint-Truiden, fruit capital

Saint Trudo was a Frankish noble who built a church and a convent around 650. The small community became a thriving abbey which would experience the ups and downs of the city till the end of the eighteenth century.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Ronse, where Saint Hermes rests

The Crypt with the remains of Saint Hermes is unique in Belgium and beyond.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Lier, a city obsessed with time

Charming, Burgundian, diverse, surprising, historic, romantic. These are just a few of the adjectives to begin to describe Lier.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Dinant, the origin of the saxophone

Small, picturesque city with over 1000 years of history. the birth town of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Hasselt, jenever capital

Dating from the end of the 12th century, a relatively young city, which currently acts as the capital of Belgian Limburg, but probably better known for its tradition in jenever production (a kind of gin).

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Tongeren, Belgium's oldest city

Atuatuca Tungrorum, the ancient name of Tongeren, was the administrative chief place of the district of the people (civitas) der Tungri in the Roman ages. These Tungri formed an administrative federation of a few indigenous tribes in the time of emperor Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD) . In the decades before, they rebelled against the Roman invasion army of Julius Caesar.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Huy, city with the oldest charter in Europe

City founded by a Roman emperor with a rich industrial, religious and military heritage.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Bouillon, centre of a hiker's paradise

Bouillon and its environs enjoy a fine architectural and archaeological heritage, with the Chateau Fort of Bouillon as the most obviously outstanding feature. But Bertrix, Paliseul and indeed Bouillon itself also possess many other houses, structures and religious works, illustrative of a rich past.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Thuin, Oozing history

Monasteries, castles, musea, ... Almost too much to handle for such a tiny town.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Mons, a city on a hill

The real story of Mons starts in the seventh century, however, when Waudru decides to devote his life to God. She retires to an oratory built on the hill that will house later the city of Mons.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Binche, a unique carnival tradition

Binche is located in the « Région du Centre » in the Province of Hainaut, between the cities of Mons and Charleroi. Binche covers an area of 6.063 hectares and is composed of Binche, Bray, Epinois, Leval-Trahegnies, Péronnes-lez-Binche, Ressaix and Waudrez. It currently counts 32.750 inhabitants on its territory.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Liège — Capital of a former Prince-Bishopric

Baroque city, with a rich heritage developed during 7 centuries as head of a principality. Important city during the 19th century industrial revolution. Currently the largest city in Wallonia.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Aalst, city of industrialisation and social combat

A medieval city, currently best known in Belgium for its resistence against the excesses of 19th century industrialisation, led by Father Daens.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Oudenaarde, city of tapestry

The tapestry industry of Oudenaarde flourished between the 15th and the 18th century. For more than 300 years, it was the city’s most important branch of industry and it brought wealth. The tapestries were sold all over the world.

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Tourist cities in Belgium | Zoutleeuw, a small town with a giant church