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Mechelen

city in the province of Antwerp, Belgium

16km

51.01674.4667

Brussels

city and municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region, capital of Belgium

26km

50.846434.3517

Flemish Brabant

Flemish Brabant is one of the five provinces of Flanders (Belgium). The province completely surrounds Brussels, the national capital. Brussels however is not a part of the province. The capital Leuven is one of Belgium's largest student cities. The university is one of the oldest universities in this part of Europe and makes the city one with an impressive student tradition.

29km

50.91674.5833

Leuven

city in Flemish Brabant, Belgium

40km

50.88334.7

Rotterdam

city in the Netherlands

49km

51.92394.4623

Namur

city in the belgian province of Namur and capital of Wallonia

74km

50.46674.8667

Ghent

city in East Flanders, Belgium

75km

51.053.7333

Amsterdam

capital and largest city of the Netherlands

96km

52.3666674.9

Bruges

municipality in West Flanders, Belgium

130km

51.20943.2249

Lille

commune in Nord, France

154km

50.63723.0633

Düsseldorf

capital city of the German federated state of North Rhine-Westphalia

265km

51.23336.7833

Paris

capital and largest city of France

283km

48.8562.351
Sights

Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp)

Roman-Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium

95m

51.220555564.40055556

Vleeshuis

museum and former guildhall in Antwerp, Belgium

156m

51.22274.3992

Plantin-Moretus Museum

The home of 16th-century bookbinder and printer Christoffel Plantin. Regarded as one of the finest museums dedicated to printing in the world. Its extensive collections of important books and printing presses along with its role in spearheading the technology of printing have seen it added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

265m

51.218333334.39777778

Het Steen

This is a rather small medieval castle on the banks of the river Schelde. It used to function as a city fortification and now houses a naval museum (open air only, inside closed). It is the starting point of the Wandelterrassen, a scenic boardwalk with a cafe/restaurant at either end.

294m

51.22274.3974

Boerentoren

skyscraper in Antwerp, Belgium

515m

51.2186114.404167

Museum aan de Stroom

Large museum that tells about Antwerp in the world. You can visit the building for free, with an very wide view across Antwerp on the rooftop. The viewing platform on the roof is accessible without a museum ticket.

814m

51.2294.4048

Fotomuseum Antwerp

Renovated in 2004.

1.6km

51.2090354.387551

Antwerpen-Centraal railway station

Even if not arriving or leaving by train the station is well worth a visit. Platforms are on three levels, all constructed beneath the very impressive original structure.

2.4km

51.217222224.42111111

Maison Guiette

2.7km

51.183666674.39325

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium

15km

51.028888894.47833333

Hof van Savoye

16km

51.02864.4863

Werchter

section of Rotselaar, Belgium

37km

50.966666674.7

Keizersberg Abbey

abbey in Leuven, Belgium

40km

50.88854.6966

Collegium Trilingue

40km

50.881111114.70027778

St. Peter's Church, Leuven

church in Leuven, Belgium

41km

50.87954.7013

Musée Hergé

45km

50.67124.613

Binche

city in Hainaut, Belgium

63km

50.44.16666667

Thuin

city in Hainaut, Belgium

63km

50.333333334.28333333

Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes

You can visit a silex mine dating back to the Neolithic period. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

72km

50.430773.97879

Campo Santo, Ghent

This monumental cemetery is located on a small hill in the suburb of Sint-Amandsberg. Many famous and important Belgians that lived in Ghent are buried here.

73km

51.06453.7498

Belfry of Mons

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, dates from the 17th century and is the only Baroque-style belfry in Belgium.

73km

50.454166673.95011111

Citadel of Namur

The primary tourist attraction of Namur, the Citadel is a fortress at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. Its original design dates from Roman times, with foundations laid out in 937. Throughout history it was captured, destroyed and rebuilt several times. It underwent major expansions under Dutch control between 1631 and 1675. Its current topology was designed by Dutch architect Menno van Coehoorn and improved by Vauban after the siege of 1692. A variety of positions were added in the 18th century, but the complex was finally disestablished as a military post in 1891 when it was superseded by a ring of forts around Namur to provide better protection against the improved range of artillery at the time. It saw battle a last time during the German invasion of World War I, after which the new fortifications took over its defensive role. The Citadel is classified as a Walloon Major Heritage site, and together with the citadels of Dinant, Huy and Liège it forms part of the so-called Meuse Citadels. For those unable to climb the hill, a tourist train is available for an additional fee.

74km

50.46054.864

Maison Van Gogh

Cuesmoise the house where he lived from August 1879 to October 1880, was saved from ruin in the 1970s and is now accessible to the public.

76km

50.441388893.92527778

Graslei

street in Ghent, Belgium

76km

51.0553.72083333

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

contemporary art museum in Ghent, Belgium

78km

51.038055563.70388889

Marche-les-Dames

81km

50.49224.9725

Dour

Walloon municipality in Hainaut, Belgium

89km

50.43.78333333

Huy

city in Liège, Belgium

105km

50.516666675.23333333

Han-sur-Lesse

section of Rochefort, Belgium

116km

50.126111115.18777778

Bouillon

city in Luxembourg, Belgium

125km

49.79555.068

Basilica of the Holy Blood

A beautiful church on the Burg square. It houses a relic - a vial of blood that is said to be that of Jesus - and was built in the Gothic style. Try and get there early so you can view the chapel when it is quiet and not filled with tourists. And don't forget to visit the chapel underneath, in heavy Romanesque style - a contrast to the lovely light Gothic above.

130km

51.208166673.22672222

Groeningemuseum

Known as 'The city museum of Fine Arts', it houses a collection of artworks that span several centuries (14th-20th), focusing mainly on works by painters who lived and worked in Bruges.

130km

51.206111113.22638889

Choco-Story

This museum is a must see for chocolate enthusiasts as it describes chocolate's transition from cocoa into chocolate. Its low-cost tasty exhibits make it well worth the time (and Belcolade's gently overt marketing). Be sure to stay for the chocolate making exhibition to get some excellent samplers.

130km

51.210555563.22611111

Church of Our Lady, Bruges

A fascinating church with architecture from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. In the east end of the church are very fine tombs of Charles the Bold and his daughter Mary of Burgundy - in contrasting Gothic and Renaissance styles, despite their superficial similarity. The church also houses one of the few Michelangelo sculptures outside of Italy, the "Madonna with child". To see the "Madonna with Child" an entrance fee of €5 for 18 to 26, 26 to 64 is €6, over 65 is €5, and under 17 is free.

130km

51.204722223.22444444

Old St. John's Hospital

Sint-Janshospitaal contains a museum of six paintings by Hans Memling, within the early medieval hospital buildings.

130km

51.2043.224

Ten Wijngaerde (Begijnhof Brugge)

In the history, many women couldn't find a man, as men were more likely to die in accidents or in a war. Those women could "marry God" and become a beguine. The beguinage, also known as the convent, offered protection for those single ladies. It lies between the centre of the city and the station, with white painted small houses and fine plane trees, is a quiet place to walk - groups are discouraged.

130km

51.201222223.22255556

Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew

was the last of 7 "collégiales liégeoises" to be built, near the end of the 11th century. Recently renovated, it is home to the masterwork of the Liège goldsmiths from the Middle Ages: the baptismal fonts from the old parish church of the cathedral.

137km

50.64795.5828

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Antwerp

Belgium
Antwerp is a large city and the capital of the eponymous province in the region of Flanders in Belgium. At a population of just over half a million people, it is the second largest city in Belgium, and it has a major European port. Due to its long and culturally rich history, the city of Antwerp houses many interesting historical buildings from different historical periods, as well as a lot of interesting museums. Antwerp is also known as the global diamond trade hub - more than 70% of all diamonds are traded in Antwerp.

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Average temperatures

Jan

6.2°C0.7
Precipitation: 69.3 mm

Feb

7°C0.5
Precipitation: 57.4 mm

Mar

10.8°C2.8
Precipitation: 63.8 mm

Apr

14.4°C4.8
Precipitation: 47.1 mm

May

18.4°C8.8
Precipitation: 61.5 mm

Jun

20.9°C11.7
Precipitation: 77 mm

Jul

23.2°C13.8
Precipitation: 80.6 mm

Aug

23.1°C13.2
Precipitation: 77.3 mm

Sep

19.7°C10.6
Precipitation: 77.2 mm

Oct

15.3°C7.4
Precipitation: 78.7 mm

Nov

10.1°C4.1
Precipitation: 79 mm

Dec

6.6°C1.5
Precipitation: 79.5 mm