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Active vacation in Belgium - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Small but hospitable, Belgium is all year round ready to offer its guests the opportunity to relax actively, cheerfully and with benefits. In the city of Peer, you can go skiing and snowboarding in the center of “Snow Valley” at any time of the year. Snow Valley is a large indoor building where it is always winter: there is a lot of real snow, there are artificial slopes for beginners and professionals, as well as a large flat area. This is a good place to have fun with the whole family. Sports shoes and skis can be rented, and after a walk in the snow, you can go to a cafe located right there. For those who wish to spend time in nature and have their mind blown away, it is worth going to the commune of Boussu, where “Natura Parc” is located. This is a rope town with a zipline and several levels of difficulty that will occupy visitors for several hours. In the municipality of Jalhay, there is an “AccroPark” where you can climb for a long time, up and down among lush greenery.
Belgium is not the most popular country for tourism. However, there are wonderful hotels and motels here, some of which are unusual and unique. The …
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You can take a boat trip to Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Dinant, Zeebrugge, and Kinrooi. Depending on the city and company, tourists can choose between being in a group walk and conducting a private walk, a forty-minute ride or a few-hours tour, choose a holiday cruiser or a boat. They can also decide whether to rent a boat for themselves or employ the services of a guide. If you decide to take a ride along the canals and rivers of Belgium, you will get to see the country from a completely unexpected side and enjoy its nature and architecture. Professional guides will tell you a lot of interesting details about the culture and history of Belgium.
Relaxing on the water is fun and healthy. “Wavekarting” in Nieuwpoort offers a boat trip on the canal. In the municipality of Wachtebeke is located “Provinciaal domein Puyenbroeck” – a large park for rest, slow walks, cycling (you can rent a bicycle), running and other activities. Here there is clean air and lots of greenery. You will also find fountains and a flower garden, which also serve as decoration for the Park. In addition, the Park has two swimming pools, a restaurant, a playground, and even places for camping and golfing. You can also go boating on the lake and chat with farm animals. It is better to visit the park on weekdays when there are fewer people in it. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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You can dive under the water with a mask or scuba gear in the “TODI center” in Beringen. With the aid of modern equipment, you can conduct an absolutely safe swimming session in warm clear water among a really great variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors – what could be more attractive for passionate diving enthusiasts? The professionalism and courtesy of instructors, a restaurant with a large selection of dishes, large locker rooms, swimming among the “sunken” cars, buildings and other items, will make your experience truly unforgettable. The Brussels’ Center “Nemo 33” and “Transfo duiktank” in Zwevegem offer a similar experience of immersion in the safe and warm water of large indoor pools. Such an amusement will interest not only professionals and enthusiasts but also those who have never submerged under water.
Brugge Everyone dreams of going up in the sky in a balloon, but not everyone confesses. This activity is exciting and romantic, thus a great event for married people or love birds. Belgium will help you realize the dream of a wonderful, exciting flight. The “European Balloon Corporation” is located in Rhode-Saint-Genese, which provides clients with a wonderful experience of a safe flight over the beauties of Belgium. In addition to balloons, guests can fly a helicopter. “Bruges Ballooning” in Bruges allows you to look at the city from above, especially its ancient center, which is of course absolutely beautiful. You will definitely want to repeat this experience.
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It is recommended for brave and thrill-seekers to go skydiving. For beginners, there is the opportunity of practicing flying in a wind tunnel, the safety of which is guaranteed by the “AIRSPACE Indoor Skydiving” in Charleroi. Such an event will appeal to experienced skydivers. Another company that is ready to offer such an experience is “Fly-In” in the municipality of Grace-Hollogne. “RSRSpa” in Francorchamps is an opportunity not only to really jump with a parachute but also to take part in races on real race cars. In Suarlee, you can fly an airplane, performing aerobatic stunts with “Sensation Voltige”.
Those that prefer walking and hiking are advised to go to Aywaille – a great place to explore the nature of Belgium. Hills, streams, and forests give travelers vigor, thanks to the cleanliness and a huge amount of greenery. All you need are good shoes and a map or navigator. You can enjoy nature in “Stadspark” in Aalst. There is a lot of space here for walking and running. During the summer, musical performances are organized inside the Park. In the village of Nonceveux, travelers will find a beautiful valley, where it is good to walk among the trees, enjoy the closeness of water, the quietness and the clean air.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Belgium
♥   Restaurant '’t Kantientje' Ramskapelle. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '’t Kleine Fornuis' Hasselt. Type - Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '’t Kleine Genoegen' Hasselt. Type - Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '’t Kookpunt' Hasselt. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '’t Korennaer' Nieuwkerken-Waas . Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Belgium
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Molenheide' Houthalen-Helchteren. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Plopsaqua De Panne' . On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Belgium
♥   Amusement park 'Circus Bruul' Geel. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Euro Space Center' Transinne. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsa Coo' Stavelot. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsa Indoor Hasselt' Hasselt. On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Belgium

Nemo 33 Pool

From the series “The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World”
Nemo-33 is one of the deepest pools in the world, located in the Belgian town Uccle. The depth of this pool is 33 meters, 7 years was spent for its construction. This pool was built especially for divers, its complex construction includes many caves and courses - ideal conditions for training. More than 3 million euros was laid for the construction of the pool. It is so large that 2.5 million liters of water are needed to fill the pool.

The opening of the pool took place in 2004, the author of the project was the world-famous diver John Birnerts. Initially, the center was used to train professional divers, and later it was used for filming. Today, one of the deepest swimming pools in the world is accessible for free visits. Absolutely all fans of diving can swim in it, but only if there … Read all

Chateau Miranda

From the series “Deserted Places Causing the Feeling of Chill”
One of the most frightening abandoned buildings in the world is found in the Belgian city of Celle. It is the beautiful Miranda Castle, which was built by the French aristocracy in the post-revolutionary period. During the Second World War, the castle was converted into an orphanage. It came to desolation in 1980. Today the castle attracts paranormal researchers from around the world. A lot of scary legends are telling about it. Many witnesses claimed that they have met ghosts while walking through the dark corridors of the castle, as well as have heard unexplained creepy noises.

The castle stays in complete desolation since 1991. Now it’s life-threatening to stay inside. Over the years, the castle became dilapidated and destroyed. Its ceilings and stairs can collapse at any time, and … Read all
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New Elite Scotch Club Opens in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

The design of the new club was designed by Olga Polizzi. She tried to reflect the rich whisky heritage of Edinburgh in the look of SCOTCH. Aged elements and subtle lighting underline that whisky is not just a drink, it is also art. The bar also features limited edition artworks by The Macallan and displays a true treasure – bottles of The Macallan Red Collection 40 Years Old. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Belgium

Brussels
Sparrow Club is known far beyond the city. Here you can hear music of various directions, from energetic salsa to soul. A cozy and delightful bar is another distinct feature of this club. There are always a welcoming atmosphere and a huge selection of cocktails here. The location of Le Mirano club is old cinema building. Club Le Mirano is a constant venue of conducting various fashion shows. On weekends this place is the location of colorful theme parties. Such rich cultural program of the club … Read more
Brugge
Bruges will be surely liked by nightlife lovers and people who enjoy entertainments. B-in is considered one of the most popular nightclubs of the city. It is located on Mariastraat Street. A cozy bar with the same name is located next to the night club. It offers to visitors a huge selection of exotic cocktails, beer and branded snacks. The Cactus club will definitely attract lovers of various musical styles. On evenings, numerous dancing enthusiasts move their feet to the club. Several times a … Read more
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You will find best Belgian beer in Den Engel Pub; De Vagant bar is no less popular. However, these are not only great places for lovers of this amazing drink. We suggest visiting Kulminator bar, where guests can enjoy more than 700 types of beer, as well as most unusual and exotic snacks. There are surely many nightclubs in Antwerp. The most popular of them are Noxx, Red & Blue, Pure, Nanno sur l'O and Café d'Anvers. The majority of nightclubs, restaurants and bars are surely located in the … Read more
Oostende
The Albert I Promenade named after the King Albert I is the best place for hiking. It will be a perfect leisure not only for hiking enthusiasts but for gamblers as well. The Promenade is a place of location of the most popular casino in the city named Oostende Kursaal. This gambling house features luxurious interior design and plenty of gaming tables. The casino offers as well a large hall with slot machines where fans of this gambling leisure will find up to 40 types of games. Guests of the … Read more
Gent
Shopping lovers should visit the trading center named Groot Vleeshuis, which is located in the building of the 15th century. Here you can buy fresh seafood, sweets and fruits. On the territory of the city you will find numerous trading pavilions. Travelers are attracted mainly by local textiles and handmade crafts. Fans of nightlife may consider the city a little boring, as there are not so many bars and clubs on its territory. The majority of entertaining facilities works only on weekends. … Read more
Spa
Thermes de Spa is the center of attraction for tourists of all ages and nationalities in the town. Do not think that any water entertainment is always associated with slides, jumps, and splashes. Even if you had such associations when thinking about a vacation in the Water Park before, a visit to Thermes de Spa will definitely change everything forever. But it is worth noting - this is a very popular place. There are really a lot of people in any weather on the weekend here. So if you would … Read more
Liege
The Galerie Liege-Opera shopping center is the best place to find some brand clothes and accessories. Apart from numerous boutiques and departments with clothing and footwear the shopping center offers souvenir shops as well. One of the most popular souvenirs among city guests is undoubtedly cheese, to find some sorts of local treat one should set off to the St-Remy shop. Visitors will have a chance to try desired sorts of cheese before purchasing. The shop offers different sorts of cheese … Read more
Kortrijk
A lovely place to walk and relax with children is Queen Astrid Park. This historic park is currently adorned with mighty trees, which were planted here several decades ago. Fountains are turned on in the park in the summer. A number of beautiful decorative pools are quipped here as well. Local residents appreciate the park for sports and playgrounds built throughout its territory. It would be a great place for enjoying active recreation with the whole family. In summer, hiking and cycling … Read more

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