While the term refers to pieces composed between 500 and 1600, early music is far from being stuck in the past. In fact, today’s early music scene – spanning medieval, renaissance and baroque genres – is thriving, bringing together a huge number of instruments in harmonious and immersive performances. A number of talented musicians are taking to the stage this year for concerts in York, as well as Bruges and Leuven in Flanders. Continue reading Early music events: Flanders, Bruges and more
Whether you like your Christmas markets big or small, traditional or original, you’ll find your favourite festive stop in Belgium. Stroll through magnificent streets illuminated by fairy lights and the warming glow of market stalls as the scent of freshly-sugared treats fills the air. Attracting a huge number of vendors from all over the world, these markets combine local gifts with international goods, making them the perfect place to stock up for your Christmas festivities. Here’s our pick of the best Christmas markets in Belgium.
Encompassing everything from the sandy beaches of Ostend to the diamond city of Antwerp and surrounding the Belgian capital of Brussels, Flanders is the perfect choice for a short family break on the continent.
The European music festival scene has some unforgettable experiences to offer, attracting visitors from across the globe who come to listen to amazing live music and soak up all-round good vibes. Here are four of the best weekender events coming up across the continent over the next few months.
An hour and a half’s drive from the port of Zeebrugge brings you to Antwerp, the most expansive city in Belgium. Bursting with sophistication, style and Flemish heritage, it’s home to some of country’s best architecture, fashion outlets and food. For those on a flying visit, we’ve put together a list of must-see sights to ensure you make the most out of a day trip to Antwerp.
Exploring some of Europe’s most scenic driving routes couldn’t be easier when starting your journey with P&O Ferries. From Calais, to Larne and Zeebrugge, join a path to discovery and be wowed by vibrant cities, areas of natural beauty and fascinating historical sites. To help inspire your next trip, we have put together some of the best ways to make the most of your car this summer.
When planning a short break, it’s easy for thoughts to turn to classic destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Dublin. However, there’s a real sense of adventure to be found in exploring the undiscovered, untrodden parts of Europe that few get to see. From the incredible Irish culture of Limerick to the centuries old Dutch city of Utrecht, these are the best alternative destinations for weekend wanderers.
If you can’t get enough of Gothic naves or you’re on the constant look out for stunning stained glass windows, Belgium may be the perfect place for you. With some of the most striking cathedrals in the world, this European country is full of hugely important and historic places of worship. Each inspirational building is the result of a lifetime of hard work, and every masterpiece inside has its own extraordinary story. Inspire your own adventure in this country by checking out our guide to five of the most beautiful churches in Belgium.