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Antwerp: Visiting this Belgian gem on a budget

Antwerp: Visiting this Belgian gem on a budget

Antwerp, the capital of Flanders, is an oddly overlooked charmer in spitting distance by train of several big European cities, most notably Brussels (only 1 hour away by train), Amsterdam, Paris, London and Cologne. The city, long a diamond trade and fashion industry motor, is stylish and self-possessed. There are loads of reasons to visit » Read more

Bruges on a Budget: The perfect weekend itinerary

Bruges on a Budget: The perfect weekend itinerary

Bruges has a hassle-free vibe, wrapping locals with a warm blanket of comfy taverns, bakeries and romantic wanders. Weekends pass slowly and satisfying as people embrace the feeling of this 14th century sleepy Flemish town. Plus, there’s no lack of affordable hotels and hostels in town starting at $47. But where do you begin to » Read more

Holland and Belgium: Consider smaller destinations beyond the capitals

Holland and Belgium: Consider smaller destinations beyond the capitals

Avoid the crowds. That’s always a good travel maxim, and it is especially true in the Netherlands and Belgium. The great majority of travelers heading for the Netherlands make straight for Amsterdam, and for British holders of InterRail passes Amsterdam has become almost the de rigeur first stop on the continent. In Belgium, it is » Read more

Cruising the Belgian Coast: The world’s longest tram route

Cruising the Belgian Coast: The world’s longest tram route

Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries report from the coast of Belgium— A surreal experience Tucked away along the Belgian coast are some quite remarkable spots. And the tram route that every 20 minutes links communities along the coast is an essay in surrealism. The tram binds René Magritte’s magnificent murals at the casino in Knokke » Read more

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