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In Flanders Fields (image courtesy of Bernt Rostad).

Ten museums in Belgium to visit

A guest post by Sofie Couwenbergh, a writer and travel blogger from Belgium. Belgium is mostly known for its food and drinks. Visitors to the country want to try our chocolate, waffles, fries and beer. What most of them don’t know is that we also have a very diverse museum landscape. There are museums dedicated […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Chocolate Christmas in Bruges

The medieval town of Bruges (or Brugge) in Belgium is famous for its chocolates… and even more so during the festive season. Read the accompanying post: “Picture Perfect Bruges“. Search for hotels in Bruges.

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Bruges canal

The medieval town of Bruges (or Brugge) in Belgium boasts a romantic, fairy-tale like atmosphere, beer and chocolates! Read the accompanying post: ‘Picture Perfect Bruges‘ See other Velvet moments: Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Angkor Wat, Cambodia Laguna Chaxa, Chile

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Leuven Town Hall

My velvet escape travel tip: Leuven

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. When I got the question, […]

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A quaint street in Bruges (Academie straat)

Picture perfect Bruges

Bruges or Brugge (in Flemish) is a stunning medieval town in the west of Belgium. This UNESCO World Heritage site is world-famous for its heritage buildings and canals, intricate lace and some yummy delights: mussels and fries (‘moules et frites’, or ‘mosselen en frieten’ in Flemish), CHOCOLATES and BEER! Yes, Bruges is a paradise for […]

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Monk fish, pancetta & couscous

velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Bruges

What: Christmas dinner in Bruges. Where: Assiette Blanche, Bruges, Belgium. Note: Bruges is a gorgeous medieval town in the west of Belgium. The town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is famed for its historic monuments, charming canals and wonderful medieval atmosphere, but also for its gastronomic delights. Some of the best restaurants in Belgium are located […]

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