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Early music events: Flanders, Bruges and more

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

Best Christmas Markets in Belgium

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.

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Get off the tourist trail: Alternative cities to visit in Belgium

If you’re a sucker for Brussels and Bruges, you’ll love these lesser-known cities to visit in Belgium. All the style without the crowds, get off the beaten track and experience the breweries of Leuven, the stunning architecture of historic Ypres, and the freshest fish and frites in Ostend.

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