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.
Marvin Gaye was drawn to the largest town on the Belgian coast before Lonely Planet had even written the guidebook. With majestic buildings steeped in history, golden beaches just off the beaten track, and the best pancakes this side of the Atlantic, it’s easy to see why. The town just seems to inspire everyone who visits. Buildings boast giant murals, sand sculptures line the water’s edge, and markets and festivals pop up throughout the year. Got 24 hours to spare? Here’s our handy guide to what to do in Ostend.
Chocolate, bunnies and egg painting – the Easter holidays are nearly upon us. This colourful religious festival is celebrated across the world with everything from egg hunts to church services and, most importantly, time spent with family. To help you and your loved ones enjoy a fun escape away, check out our top Easter holiday ideas.