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favorite excursions in Belgium

Cathedral of Our Lady
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, or the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, was started in 1351 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been 'completed'. In Gothic style, its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans.

Chocolate Museum choco-story
To make known the story of the transformation of cocoa into chocolate and to promote the health and quality aspects of Belgian chocolate. Choco-Story, the Chocolate Museum is a source of data and historical, geographical and botanical information as well as recipes for industrial and individual chocolate makers teachers and students chocolate lovers.

Eyneburg Hergenrath
The Eyneburg in Hergenrath, Kelmis, is one of the most significant historical buildings in eastern Belgium. It is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful buildings in the Geul valley. As the River Geul flows through a rocky ravine, the medieval castle above guarantees a magnificent and unique visual experience.

The Castle of Ooidonk
The historically and culturally interesting site of Ooidonk is situated in one of the many meanders of the river Leie, between Ghent and Deinze, just beyond the centre of the village of Bachte-Maria-Leerne. The centre of the site is the 16th century stately home Ooidonk Castle built on the site of a 14th century fortress of which next to nothing is left.

Outstanding premises (castle and gardens) protected as exceptional inheritance of Wallonie (Belgium). Located along the Meuse, opposite to rocks (paradise of alpinists) looking down upon the river, surrounded by a wild and untouched nature. From the 14th century until today, 20 generations of direct descendants has developed here an enchanting feeling.

Rail-Bike Draisines de la Molignée
You will discover the joys of the draisine. Which offers you two hours of relaxation, pedalling at your own pace along the railway path which stretches through the picturesque valley of the Molignee.

Antwerp Zoo
Antwerp Zoo is a zoo in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium located right next to the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station. It is the oldest animal park in the country, established on July 21, 1843.

Caves of Han-sur-Lesse
The Caves of Han-sur-Lesse are a major Belgian tourist attraction (around half a million visitors per year) located on the outskirts of the village of Han-sur-Lesse.

Royal Museum of Fine Arts
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, founded in 1810, houses a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Alden Biesen Castle
Alden Biesen is 16th century castle in Belgium, located in the small village of Rijkhoven in the municipality of Bilzen. The castle is used today as a cultural centre and conference centre. Festivals such as the Scottish weekend or the International Story Festival are held there.

Mini-Europe is a park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Mini-Europe has the reproductions of the most attractive monuments in the European Union on show, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented.

The Atomium is a monument built for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by André Waterkeyn, it is 102-metres tall, with nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

Walibi Belgium
Walibi Belgium, formerly Walibi Wavre and then Six Flags Belgium, is a Belgian theme park located in Wavre, close to Brussels. During the 1998 to 2004 period, it was owned by Six Flags, Inc, an American theme park operator.