Everyone is amazed by Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven, or Mechelen. These are just some of the impressive cities that can be enjoyed in this region.
Why you must visit Flanders?
Flanders is the cradle of great warriors, powerful merchants of the Middle Ages, skilled craftsmen and noble women leaders. Its history goes back to a majestic past that was not always free of conflict. Its works of art and imposing architecture have attracted thousands of travellers since the beginnings of more systematic tourism. And, before that, it has suffered numerous invasions, from the Romans to the Vikings, attracted by all the wonders these lands had to offer.
This region has also all the coastline of the country. In addition to the best known and most publicised cities, we can add others such as, for example:
- OSTEND, with its quays full of gastronomy and one of the best preserved military batteries of the two world wars.
- YPRES, where you can visit a line of World War I trenches that once stretched as far as Switzerland, the famous The Last Post ceremony every day and the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world, Tyne Cot Cemetery.
- TONGEREN, full of antique markets and a fantastic Gallo-Roman museum.
- HASSELT, with one of the largest Japanese gardens in Europe and its famous gins (jenever) which are a delight to taste.
There are so many reasons to visit Flanders. What’s yours?