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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.

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Tervuren

municipality in Flemish Brabant, Belgium

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Kraainem

municipality in Flemish Brabant, Belgium

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Mechelen

city in the province of Antwerp, Belgium

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Brussels

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

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Antwerp

municipality in the province of Antwerp, Belgium

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Sights

Collegium Trilingue

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St. Peter's Church, Leuven

church in Leuven, Belgium

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Keizersberg Abbey

abbey in Leuven, Belgium

525m

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Werchter

section of Rotselaar, Belgium

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Wavre

city in Walloon Brabant, Belgium

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Musée Hergé

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Walloon Brabant

province in Wallonia, Belgium

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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were added in the 18th century, but the complex was finally disestablished as a military post in 1891 when it was superseded by a ring of forts around Namur to provide better protection against the improved range of artillery at the time.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.

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Marche-les-Dames

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Thuin

city in Hainaut, Belgium

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Huy

city in Liège, Belgium

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Binche

city in Hainaut, Belgium

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Han-sur-Lesse

section of Rochefort, Belgium

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Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes

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

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Bouillon

city in Luxembourg, Belgium

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Belfry of Mons

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

106km

51.06453.7498

Dour

Walloon municipality in Hainaut, Belgium

107km

50.43.78333333

Graslei

street in Ghent, Belgium

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51.0553.72083333

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

contemporary art museum in Ghent, Belgium

111km

51.038055563.70388889

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Leuven

Belgium
Leuven is a flourishing and lively city of about 100,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. It's a genuine university city which reflects in the streets. During the academic year the city is full of young people, especially on weekdays. Sometimes it may seem that there are no other people living in the city. Summer in Leuven in general is calmer, although a lot of summer events are organised. The university that was founded in 1425 and has more than 40,000 students is the oldest catholic university in the world. The historic centre is one of the most beautiful in Belgium.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

5.9°C0.5
Precipitation: 70.5 mm

Feb

6.8°C0.4
Precipitation: 59.5 mm

Mar

10.6°C2.7
Precipitation: 65.4 mm

Apr

14.4°C4.4
Precipitation: 50 mm

May

18.5°C8.4
Precipitation: 63.6 mm

Jun

21.1°C11.3
Precipitation: 70.4 mm

Jul

23.5°C13.4
Precipitation: 72.7 mm

Aug

23.2°C12.8
Precipitation: 71.3 mm

Sep

19.5°C10.2
Precipitation: 64.8 mm

Oct

15.1°C7.3
Precipitation: 71.9 mm

Nov

9.8°C3.9
Precipitation: 70.6 mm

Dec

6.3°C1.4
Precipitation: 76.1 mm
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