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Grimbergen

municipality in Flemish Brabant, Belgium

10km

50.93334.3833

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.

14km

50.91674.5833

Antwerp

municipality in the province of Antwerp, Belgium

16km

51.22064.3997

Brussels

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

17km

50.846434.3517

Leuven

city in Flemish Brabant, Belgium

27km

50.88334.7
Sights

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium

1.5km

51.028888894.47833333

Hof van Savoye

2.3km

51.02864.4863

Woluwe

river in Belgium

9.5km

50.883333334.45

Maison Guiette

14km

51.183666674.39325

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.

14km

51.217222224.42111111

Boerentoren

skyscraper in Antwerp, Belgium

15km

51.2186114.404167

Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp)

Roman-Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium

16km

51.220555564.40055556

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.

16km

51.218333334.39777778

Fotomuseum Antwerp

Renovated in 2004.

16km

51.2090354.387551

Vleeshuis

museum and former guildhall in Antwerp, Belgium

16km

51.22274.3992

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.

16km

51.22274.3974

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.

16km

51.2294.4048

Wavre

city in Walloon Brabant, Belgium

25km

50.716666674.6

Werchter

section of Rotselaar, Belgium

26km

50.966666674.7

Keizersberg Abbey

abbey in Leuven, Belgium

27km

50.88854.6966

Collegium Trilingue

27km

50.881111114.70027778

Walloon Brabant

province in Wallonia, Belgium

27km

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St. Peter's Church, Leuven

church in Leuven, Belgium

27km

50.87954.7013

Musée Hergé

29km

50.67124.613

Thuin

city in Hainaut, Belgium

52km

50.333333334.28333333

Binche

city in Hainaut, Belgium

54km

50.44.16666667

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.

59km

50.46054.864

Marche-les-Dames

67km

50.49224.9725

Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes

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

68km

50.430773.97879

Belfry of Mons

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

69km

50.454166673.95011111

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.

72km

50.441388893.92527778

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.

79km

51.06453.7498

Graslei

street in Ghent, Belgium

82km

51.0553.72083333

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

contemporary art museum in Ghent, Belgium

84km

51.038055563.70388889

Dour

Walloon municipality in Hainaut, Belgium

87km

50.43.78333333

Huy

city in Liège, Belgium

92km

50.516666675.23333333

Han-sur-Lesse

section of Rochefort, Belgium

101km

50.126111115.18777778

Bouillon

city in Luxembourg, Belgium

109km

49.79555.068

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.

126km

50.64795.5828

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.

138km

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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.

138km

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.

138km

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.

138km

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Old St. John's Hospital

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

138km

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.

138km

51.201222223.22255556

Ardennes

low mountain range in Belgium

143km

50.255.66666667

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Mechelen

Belgium
Mechelen is a historically important city located on the river Dyle in the center of Flanders, one of the three regions in Belgium. It lies about halfway between Antwerp and Brussels and has approximately 80,000 inhabitants.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

6.2°C0.8
Precipitation: 69 mm

Feb

7°C0.6
Precipitation: 57.5 mm

Mar

10.8°C3
Precipitation: 64.8 mm

Apr

14.5°C4.8
Precipitation: 46.5 mm

May

18.5°C8.8
Precipitation: 62 mm

Jun

21.1°C11.6
Precipitation: 72.7 mm

Jul

23.4°C13.8
Precipitation: 75.5 mm

Aug

23.2°C13.2
Precipitation: 71.8 mm

Sep

19.7°C10.5
Precipitation: 70.9 mm

Oct

15.3°C7.4
Precipitation: 71.9 mm

Nov

10.1°C4.1
Precipitation: 74.4 mm

Dec

6.5°C1.6
Precipitation: 75.3 mm
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