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Top sigths of Belgium

The town of Lier is also worth closest attention. The most famous sights of the town are Zimmer Tower and old astronomy clock. Continue your travel, and you will reach Kalmthout Nature Reserve that is located nearby. The reserve features simply unforgettable combination of sand dunes and dense forests. Tourists, who wish to see more historic places, are welcome to visit Gent, the central part of which is a true open-air museum. Such magnificent sights as St. Bavo’s Cathedral, St. Peter’s Abbey, Van Der Meer Palace, St. Jacob Church and Royal Palace on Breydelstraat Street are definitely worth closest attention. Travellers, who enjoy going to museums, will be pleased as well as there are more than ten large museums in Gent. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Leuven

Active recreation

For those wishing to have a good time after dusk, it is worth mentioning several bars and clubs. Among the best facilities of this kind are Fiere Margriet with its spacious atmosphere, Bardot Leuven gathering dancing enthusiasts, as well as The Beer Capital where, as the name implies, the main emphasis is put on beer - and its selection is really mind-blowing. In Café Belge, you can try authentic Belgian draft … Open

Advices for travellers

4. Local people are very sociable and friendly. However, foreign tourists should stay away from some of the topics of communication, which are considered taboo. It is unpermitted to discuss the royal family and to question the importance of certain historical events. Locals don’t like comparisons with the French; it’s not worth to touch the theme of inter-ethnic relations in conversation. 5. … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Kinepolis Leuven Shopping and Entertainment Center is another popular spot with fans of shopping. This center also houses one of the most advanced cinemas in town. A large part of the stores in this mall is aimed at budget customers. It has an excellent pavilion with handbags, the prices for which start from 15 euros. Tourists with kids are attracted to numerous children's stores where clothes for children are sold … Open

Leuven for children - what to visit

Walking around shops cannot be called classic children’s entertainment, unless of course, we are not talking about toy stores. In Leuven, there is a rather original store “Tartufo” which is definitely worth a visit with children. It is housed in a beautiful historical building. This shop offers customers a wide selection of sweets and chocolate products. Some sweets and cakes resemble real works of art in … Open

Travel guide to Leuven

The starting point of many sightseeing programs is the beautiful Grote Market Square. It is one of the oldest places in the city. This area was built simultaneously with the construction of the university. Now the huge area is surrounded by incredibly beautiful historical buildings in the Gothic style. In many buildings there are attractive restaurants and souvenir shops. For many years, the most important public … Open

Traditions and mentality of Leuven

Travelers wishing to get acquainted with the traditions and lifestyle of local people would probably be interested in visiting Leuven during major holidays. Very interesting celebrations take place on city streets on Easter Day, while winter season boasts the highest concentrations of festivities. The time for winter carnivals and fairs here begins long before the New Year and Christmas holidays. In the early days … Open

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