Discover Vlindertuin in Knokke-Heist, Belgium: A garden of flying flowers.


Discover Schedelhof in Herentals, Belgium: This impressive collection of skulls and bones was gathered by an ex-zookeeper who took advantage of a pig plague.


Discover Dadipark in Moorslede, Belgium: This Belgian theme park began as a refuge for bored church children and was closed down when a boy lost an arm.

Jacques Chocolate Museum

Discover Jacques Chocolate Museum in Eupen, Belgium: Museum covers every step of the chocolate-making process, from cultivation to the finished product.


Discover Sandworm in De Haan, Belgium: An undulating wicker beast looms peacefully atop a sand dune in Belgium.

The Grottoes of Folx-les-Caves

Discover The Grottoes of Folx-les-Caves in Orp-Jauche, Belgium: Ancient man-made caves underneath small town Belgium.

Giant Clothespin Sculpture

Discover Giant Clothespin Sculpture in Chaudfontaine, Belgium: Sculpture designed by Turkish artist and professor Mehmet Ali Uysal.

Power Plant IM

Discover Power Plant IM in Charleroi, Belgium: The vast chamber inside this abandoned cooling tower looks like something out of a sci-fi dystopia.

Heilige Geestcollege

Discover Heilige Geestcollege in Leuven, Belgium: Where George Lemaître discovered the expanding nature of the universe.

Leuven Historical Measures

Discover Leuven Historical Measures in Leuven, Belgium: Though they might seem like arbitrary scratches in the wall, these were once official measures of length.

Brian Johnson Statue

Discover Brian Johnson Statue in Namur, Belgium: Forget the hearse ‘cause he’s forever immortalized in a Belgian city where AC/DC performed a secret gig that pushed them forward.

‘Primeval Atom’

Discover 'Primeval Atom' in Leuven, Belgium: An installation that makes understanding the size of the universe a walk in the park.

Jeanne Dielman Mural

Discover Jeanne Dielman Mural in Brussels, Belgium: A mural recalls a fictional woman who once lived at 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels.

Birthplace of Audrey Hepburn

Discover Birthplace of Audrey Hepburn in Brussels, Belgium: One of Hollywood's most iconic actresses was born in an upscale Brussels neighborhood in 1929.

Museum voor Dierkunde

Discover Museum voor Dierkunde in Leuven, Belgium: This 19th-century zoological collection has withstood the test of time.

Le Caillou-qui-bique

Discover Le Caillou-qui-bique in Honnelles, Belgium: Local lore surrounds this unusual stone.

Tilleul de Gérouville

Discover Tilleul de Gérouville in Gérouville, Belgium: A 600-year-old elm tree with a built-in seat and thatched roof.

Hôtel Solvay

Discover Hôtel Solvay in Brussels, Belgium: This historic Art Nouveau townhouse was the former home of the son of a famous chemical inventor and industrialist.

Nike Laakdal Wind Park

Discover Nike Laakdal Wind Park in Laakdal, Belgium: Six turbines towering over a wide road for passersby.


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