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Walking in the forests near us

The COVID-19 crisis forced us to alternate in our family-activities: there really wasn’t much we could do for almost the entire year 2020. Walking and cycling were the only options. Even when there were (temporarily) more possibilities, we decided to stay closer to home and discover the nature that surrounds us. In this blog post …

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Gent – the veggie capital of Europe

Gent is in many ways an innovative city. One of these ways is that the city has been supporting and promoting the consumption of less meat. Since 2009 the city supports “Donderdag Veggiedag”, meaning the active promotion of eating vegetarian for (at least) one day in a week. This also means that in all school …

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Searching for dragons in one of the most underestimated museums of Brussels.

Capitals. Aren’t they intriguing? A capital is supposed to be the political and administrative centre of a country, but is it also the cultural centre? Is a capital representative for its country in terms of its artistic, architectural and culinary identity (presuming here that these three aspects are the focus of attention for many travelers)? Probably not, and …

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Muziekbos

We love fall. The colours of the leaves, the fresh air, the food, the cosiness at home… What’s not to love about it? One of our favourite things to do in fall is go to a forest for a nice, long walk. Forests in Belgium are hard to come by. One of our best is …

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China Light Zoo

The zoo in Antwerpen is the oldest zoo of Belgium. In 2014 they celebrated the holidays the Chinese way: with a light festival. We decided to check it out and didn’t regret it. A big part of the zoo is illuminated with all kinds of animals, making it a light festival both adults and children can enjoy. …

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Planckendael

A zoo is always a great idea with children. They all love animals and it’s a very educational place for them. We, as parents, especially like zoos with enclosures that simulate the natural habitat of the animals. For that reason, we have been visiting Pairi Daiza the last couple of years. They’ve got great enclosures, …

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Hallerbos: a magical forest

Bluebells in Hallerbos. Near Brussels, in Halle, you find Hallerbos – a forest that turns completely blue at the end of April. This phenomenon is created by the thousands of bluebells that bloom in that period. It makes for a fairytale experience and a must-do excursion if you happen to be in the area of …