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Location: Lovaina

Day 1 - 1 Feb 2021

Leuven Station

Lovaina, Leuven Station

Content: Taking a train from Leuven, the city where I did an exchange student programme, you can start exploring the small, yet beautiful country that is Belgium! 🇧🇪

Location: Antwerpen

Day 1 - 1 Feb 2021

Estação central de Antuérpia

Antwerpen, Estação central de Antuérpia
Antwerpen, Estação central de Antuérpia
Antwerpen, Estação central de Antuérpia
Antwerpen, Estação central de Antuérpia

Content: Arriving to this stunning station in Antwerp. It is already a good impression right? 🤩 💯 10/10

Meir Antwerpen

Antwerpen, Meir Antwerpen
Antwerpen, Meir Antwerpen

Content: From the station you can walk directly to the city center and have a walk in the main shopping street of the city 😊 More than many shops, this street has beautiful buildings and several cafes! 💯 10/10

Stadsfeestzaal

Antwerpen, Stadsfeestzaal
Antwerpen, Stadsfeestzaal
Antwerpen, Stadsfeestzaal
Antwerpen, Stadsfeestzaal
Antwerpen, Stadsfeestzaal

Content: In the shopping street, you can find these beautiful Galeries! You have here several stands with tradicional Belgium products, shops and a supermarket. However, the best is really the building itself as you can see from the photos 😍 💯 10/10

Nello & Patrache Statue

Antwerpen, Nello & Patrache Statue

Content: You can take a walk and reach this cute statue 😅 Right behind it you also have a famous beer traditional shop: BELGIAN BEERS AND BREWS - ABBEY N 8! It is an amazing place for you to get some Belgian beer 😊 💯 8/10

Grote Markt

Antwerpen, Grote Markt
Antwerpen, Grote Markt
Antwerpen, Grote Markt
Antwerpen, Grote Markt
Antwerpen, Grote Markt
Antwerpen, Grote Markt

Content: Heading to the most famous square: the Grote Markt! It is actually similar to the Grand-Place in Bruxelles (you can check my previous BRUXELLES itinerary if you want to go there during this trip 😉). Here you have beautiful buildings as well. It is surrounded by cafes and restaurants and people usually relax sitting in the middle of the square having some beer 🍻 Plus, you have right in the middle the famous Brabo’s Monument. 💯 10/10

Compagnie Belge

Antwerpen, Compagnie Belge

Content: If you wish to have some gelato you have right in the square this shop where you can buy some icecream! It is not a Belgian specialty but this one was pretty good. 💯 7/10

Steenplein

Antwerpen, Steenplein
Antwerpen, Steenplein

Content: I also really enjoyed walking in the “riverside”! There are a lot of people that sit here and enjoy the sunset. The environment is chill and festive ✌️

Meir

Antwerpen, Meir

Content: Going back to the train station you can again pass through the shopping street and grab a waffle to go in one of the trailers!! They are pretty good, and I advise going to the ones that seem less “fancy”, they are more tradicional and usually better 🤤😉 💯 10/10

Location: Gent

Day 1 - 1 Feb 2021

Gent Sint Pieters station

Gent, Gent Sint Pieters station
Gent, Gent Sint Pieters station
Gent, Gent Sint Pieters station
Gent, Gent Sint Pieters station

Content: Arriving to Gent St Pieters station! This station also has a cute entrance hall, I recommend looking above to the ceiling 😍 It is the most central one in the city! 💯 8/10

GHENT RIVER

Gent, GHENT RIVER

Content: This hotel was recommended by some friends of mine. The location is great and the rooms are comfortable. A good option when going to Gent! 😊

Location: Gent

Day 2 - 2 Feb 2021

Korenmarkt

Gent, Korenmarkt
Gent, Korenmarkt

Content: You can reach the main square of the city easily by bus. Here you find a lot of turistic attractions, a mall, supermarkets and several cafes and restaurants 😍 💯 10/10

St. Nicholas' Cathedral

Gent, St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Gent, St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Gent, St. Nicholas' Cathedral

Content: Right in the square, you can visit the St. Nicholas Church. It is one the oldest and remarkable landmarks in the city! It is famous for its gothic style and its stunning organ. Ps: It kind of remembers me of Winterfell (GOT lovers) 😍😅 💯 8/10

St Michael's Bridge

Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge
Gent, St Michael's Bridge

Content: If you go up the street, you can arrive to the most famous bridge in Ghent, if not Belgium! This one is really worth it. Not only the bridge itself is beautiful but also the view you have over the river and cute Belgian buildings is stunning. 💯 10/10

Graslei

Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei
Gent, Graslei

Content: If you go down the stairs in one of the sides of the bridge you can arrive to the Graslei! A small harbor in the center of the city, where you have many cafes and restaurants. A great view to have a meal or take some pictures 😉 💯 10/10

Location: Temse

Day 2 - 2 Feb 2021

Grasbrug

Temse, Grasbrug
Temse, Grasbrug
Temse, Grasbrug

Content: If you continue walking further you can find more bridges (yet smaller). This one is cute and you also have a good view to the tradicional houses and river 😍

Location: Gent

Day 2 - 2 Feb 2021

Gravensteen

Gent, Gravensteen
Gent, Gravensteen
Gent, Gravensteen
Gent, Gravensteen

Content: Another castle! ☺️ This one is impressive since it is surrounded by water and it is huge 😍 If you wish to enter you can buy the tickets in site or book in advance online! 💯 10/10

Korenmarkt

Gent, Korenmarkt

Content: Coming back to the main square, you can find the famous Cuberdons! There are two trailers selling them near the supermarket (I leave here the map). This is a typical sweet from Gent. Not everyone likes it, you need to have a sweet tooth 😅 but I loved it. 💯 10/10

Location: Gante

Day 2 - 2 Feb 2021

Belfort van Gent

Gante, Belfort van Gent
Gante, Belfort van Gent
Gante, Belfort van Gent
Gante, Belfort van Gent
Gante, Belfort van Gent

Content: Another remarkable attraction in Gent is the belfry! It represents the city’s independence and prosperity and it is part of UNESCO WORLD Heritage. You can actually buy a ticket and go up to have a view over the whole city! 💯 10/10

Location: Gent

Day 2 - 2 Feb 2021

Veldstraat

Gent, Veldstraat

Content: Gent has the biggest pedestrian shopping area in Belgium! In the south of the city, you have shops nearly everywhere. A very famous street is the Veldstraat. For the time I lived in Belgium, it was one of my favorite places to shop! 😊 💯 10/10

Citadelpark

Gent, Citadelpark
Gent, Citadelpark
Gent, Citadelpark
Gent, Citadelpark
Gent, Citadelpark
Gent, Citadelpark

Content: Coming back to the train station you can visit the biggest park in the city! It is really beautiful during autumn since it becomes all orange 😍 also it has a cute lake with swans! It is also near the University of Gent. 💯 8/10

Location: Bruges

Day 3 - 3 Feb 2021

Brugge, Station

Bruges, Brugge, Station

Content: Arriving to probably the cutest town in Belgium! 😍 We are going to spend 2 days here to really enjoy the city! From the train station (Brugge Central) you can easily head to the city center by bus.

Location: Brugge

Day 3 - 3 Feb 2021

Hotel De Orangerie

Brugge, Hotel De Orangerie

Content: This place was recommended by some friends of mine. The location is perfect and the decoration is just amazing 😍 When I am back to Brugge I will definitely stay here.

Grote Markt

Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt
Brugge, Grote Markt

Content: One of the most iconic places in Belgium!!! The Grote Markt in Brugge is something from another era 😍 The cute little houses are stunning, the colors, the atmosphere, everything 😍 Here you can find several touristic attractions as well as cafes and restaurants! A great place to take some pictures, but if you intend to do some come early in the morning 😉 Ps: I also leave here some pictures for you to see how it looks like during Christmas! 🎄 💯 10/10

Campanário de Bruges

Brugge, Campanário de Bruges
Brugge, Campanário de Bruges
Brugge, Campanário de Bruges

Content: Right in the square you have the Belfry of Brugge! It is one of the main symbols of Brugge. You can again climb it and have a view over the city 😍 💯 10/10

Steenstraat

Brugge, Steenstraat
Brugge, Steenstraat
Brugge, Steenstraat

Content: After the sightseeing, you can head to the main shopping street in the city. Here you have several shops as well as trailers that sell waffles and Belgian friture!

Koningin Astridpark

Brugge, Koningin Astridpark
Brugge, Koningin Astridpark

Content: This is a nice park for you to visit in the city! It has beautiful fountains and you usually see many people here walking their cute dogs 🙈 💯 8/10

Gruuthusemuseum

Brugge, Gruuthusemuseum
Brugge, Gruuthusemuseum
Brugge, Gruuthusemuseum

Content: If you like art there is a big museum in Brugge for you to visit! It is located in the medieval Gruuthuse. Even in the outside it is beautiful ☺️

Jan Van Eyck Square

Brugge, Jan Van Eyck Square
Brugge, Jan Van Eyck Square
Brugge, Jan Van Eyck Square
Brugge, Jan Van Eyck Square
Brugge, Jan Van Eyck Square

Content: A great way to end the day is heading to this location. You can have a walk along the river and have this view of this stunning buildings, bridges, lights and their reflection on the water 😍 💯 10/10

Location: Brugge

Day 4 - 4 Feb 2021

Djiver Apartment

Brugge, Djiver Apartment
Brugge, Djiver Apartment
Brugge, Djiver Apartment
Brugge, Djiver Apartment
Brugge, Djiver Apartment
Brugge, Djiver Apartment
Brugge, Djiver Apartment

Content: This is one of the most iconic views in the city 😍 The Djiver Mansions! You can have great light during the end of the day/sunset for pictures! This place is also famous for having BOAT TOURS that you can book. After all, Brugge is the “Venice of the North” 😍⚓️ 💯 10/10

Wollestraat

Brugge, Wollestraat
Brugge, Wollestraat
Brugge, Wollestraat
Brugge, Wollestraat
Brugge, Wollestraat
Brugge, Wollestraat
Brugge, Wollestraat

Content: You probably go through this street several times when in Brugge but I cannot not mention it. It the street that leads to the Grote Markt but in it you not only have several restaurants but also a LOT of Belgian chocolate traditional shops!! If you want to buy real Belgian Chocolate this is the place!!! 😍 💯 10/10

House of waffles

Brugge, House of waffles
Brugge, House of waffles

Content: If you want to have a waffle (not in take away 😅), I totally recommend this place! It is more expensive but the portions are big and they have homemade Belgian chocolate 🍫😍 how amazing is that? 💯 10/10

Location: Bruges

Day 4 - 4 Feb 2021

Graaf Visartpark - Brugge

Bruges, Graaf Visartpark - Brugge
Bruges, Graaf Visartpark - Brugge
Bruges, Graaf Visartpark - Brugge
Bruges, Graaf Visartpark - Brugge

Content: After getting lost in some streets (which I totally recommend since the city is full of wonders every time you turn the corner ✨), you can head to the his park to have a walk or ride a bike. 💯 10/10

Location: Brugge

Day 4 - 4 Feb 2021

Sint-Janshuismolen

Brugge, Sint-Janshuismolen
Brugge, Sint-Janshuismolen
Brugge, Sint-Janshuismolen
Brugge, Sint-Janshuismolen
Brugge, Sint-Janshuismolen

Content: In Brugge you can also find WINDMILLS! 😍 This is just one of them but if you walk further right on this path you can find more. It is really cute to see and some of them are still active! 💯 10/10

Location: Blankenberge

Day 5 - 5 Feb 2021

Blankenberge beach

Blankenberge, Blankenberge beach
Blankenberge, Blankenberge beach
Blankenberge, Blankenberge beach

Content: Going to spend a day on the BEACH 🌊 Yes, Belgium also has beaches! This one is not the most turistic but is really nice. It is located in a cute town that has a lot of traditional commerce and typical cafes and restaurants. It is also famous for having a lot of young people meeting in the beach! Even not during the summer is a nice place to visit since you can take a city break and breath some fresh air ☺️ Ps: you can arrive here also by train and there is only one station in the city. 💯 10/10

La Cuisine

Blankenberge, La Cuisine

Content: This is a recommendation from my Belgian friends! If you want to gave some good food in Blackenberge this is the place, also the restaurant itself is really pleasant 😊

Blankenberge Pier

Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier
Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier
Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier
Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier
Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier
Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier
Blankenberge, Blankenberge Pier

Content: In the end of the day you can head to the Pier and watch the sunset! It is a really nice walk to have, you are surrounded by ocean and you can have a great view over the beach and the town! 💯 10/10

Location: Dinant

Day 6 - 6 Feb 2021

DINANT Gare

Dinant, DINANT Gare

Content: Arriving to the smallest city that we are visiting on this trip. Dinant is just beautiful, I promise! 😍 From the train station you can walk to the city center, in Dinant there is no need to use transports.

L'Inattendu "sur la croisette" Dinant centre

Dinant, L'Inattendu "sur la croisette" Dinant centre

Content: This place was recommended by some friends of mine. They really enjoyed it specially because of the location and the views over the river and the city! 😍

Charles de Gaulle Bridge

Dinant, Charles de Gaulle Bridge
Dinant, Charles de Gaulle Bridge
Dinant, Charles de Gaulle Bridge
Dinant, Charles de Gaulle Bridge
Dinant, Charles de Gaulle Bridge

Content: This is a very famous bridge! The bridge is also known as “Saxophone Bridge” since the father of the Saxophone, Adolph Sax, was born in the city. Therefore, in the bridge you can find several statues of artistic saxophones 🎷 Before actually entering the bridge, by the riverside, you can get the most famous view in the city: the river + cute colourful houses + church + giant hill. How amazing is that? 😍 Here you can truly feel the magic of the city and I swear that the photos are not fair to its beauty. 👏 💯 10/10

Notre Dame de Dinant

Dinant, Notre Dame de Dinant
Dinant, Notre Dame de Dinant
Dinant, Notre Dame de Dinant
Dinant, Notre Dame de Dinant
Dinant, Notre Dame de Dinant

Content: You can actually visit the cathedral! It is for free and it is so worth it 😍 It’s imponent and inside there are beautiful stained glasses. 💯 8/10

Dinant Citadel

Dinant, Dinant Citadel
Dinant, Dinant Citadel

Content: One of the most famous touristic attractions in the city is the Citadel! It is a fortress that you can visit by buying a ticket. Ps: I unfortunately didn’t go to this place but I’ve heard (from good sources) that it is REALLY worth it. You can get an amazing view over the city! 💯 10/10

Rue Adolphe Sax

Dinant, Rue Adolphe Sax
Dinant, Rue Adolphe Sax
Dinant, Rue Adolphe Sax
Dinant, Rue Adolphe Sax
Dinant, Rue Adolphe Sax

Content: Going down, we can have a walk now on the opposite side of the river and appreciate the view. Plus, there are tons of bars and restaurants here! On a sunny day is a great place to be at 🤗 💯 10/10

Café Leffe

Dinant, Café Leffe

Content: Are you a beer lover? If so, you should visit Café Leffe 🍻🇧🇪 It is a great place to have some beer, everything there is rustic and cool. Plus, the beer is just amazing. 💯 10/10

Maison Leffe

Dinant, Maison Leffe
Dinant, Maison Leffe
Dinant, Maison Leffe
Dinant, Maison Leffe
Dinant, Maison Leffe
Dinant, Maison Leffe

Content: If you are interested into the History of Leffe Beer you can always visit the Leffe museum in the abbey where the beer was first created and brewed 😱 Right now, the beer is no longer brewed there but it was for many years and it is really interesting to know their history. 💯 10/10

Patisserie-boulangerie et fabrique de couques Jacobs

Dinant, Patisserie-boulangerie et fabrique de couques Jacobs

Content: If you want to try some Belgian Patisserie This is the place. I am SERIOUS. This is a very traditional patisserie with AMAZING cakes, cookies, everything. I absolutely loved it. It is famous for having the Couque de Dinant (a very hard and sweet biscuit) but it also has several other amazing cakes. Totally recommend it. Ps: I ate a very sweet cake that was so good. It has the appearance of a small cheese 😅 💯 10/10

Au Village Gourmand

Dinant, Au Village Gourmand

Content: If you want to buy some Belgian beer that you cannot find in foreign countries or in the supermarket, this is the place. They have a HUGE selection of beers, of any type (really), from which you can choose from! 🤩 💯 10/10

Location: Leuven

Day 7 - 7 Feb 2021

Station LEUVEN

Leuven, Station LEUVEN

Content: Back to Leuven! This small city near Brussels has a lot to give and it is great for you to relax and live the Belgian lifestyle 🇧🇪 It is famous for its University and student life, therefore it is a city full of young people and places to hang out ❤️

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Leuven, Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Leuven, Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Content: I could not recommend this hotel enough! Great staff, well located (right next to the train station) and very good and comfortable rooms 😍 💯 10/10

Leuven Town Hall

Leuven, Leuven Town Hall
Leuven, Leuven Town Hall
Leuven, Leuven Town Hall
Leuven, Leuven Town Hall
Leuven, Leuven Town Hall
Leuven, Leuven Town Hall

Content: You can reach the Town Hall by walking through the biggest street in the city: Bondgenotenlaan. It connects the train station to the Town Hall and it is full of shops! This place is seriously amazing! The architecture is stunning and it is located in a square (Grote Markt) full of restaurants. It is also here that they put the giant Christmas Tree during winter and beautiful Christmas lights 😍 If you want you can visit it inside! 💯 10/10

Resto Cafe Agora

Leuven, Resto Cafe Agora
Leuven, Resto Cafe Agora
Leuven, Resto Cafe Agora
Leuven, Resto Cafe Agora

Content: This is a great restaurant in the Grote Markt. The place itself is really pleasant and the food is very good (I recommend the filet mignon with cream cheese or the pasta with seafood 🤤) It also has a nice terrace 😊 💯 10/10

Groot Begijnhof Leuven

Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven
Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven
Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven
Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven
Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven
Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven
Leuven, Groot Begijnhof Leuven

Content: Heading to a famous and antique Belgian neighborhood! This place is so beautiful and different, all the houses are as you can see from the photos (made of bricks) and everything is well preserved. You also have cute bridges and I recommend getting lost in the tiny streets 🤩 💯 10/10

Kasteelpark Arenberg

Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg
Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg

Content: Finishing the day in the AMAZING place. This is the University Campus and it is located far away from the city center, in Arenberg. You can take a bus, a bike, or have a long walk. As you can see you have a pretty big park where you can sit and enjoy the view with that beautiful castle! You can also explore the area and see the several buildings of the university, the river and just enjoy the forest 🙏🏼😍 💯 10/10

Pinocchio Waffles and Ice Cream

Leuven, Pinocchio Waffles and Ice Cream
Leuven, Pinocchio Waffles and Ice Cream
Leuven, Pinocchio Waffles and Ice Cream

Content: Please don’t forget to come here!! This is a trailer next to Grote Markt that sells waffles for a cheap price. The waffles are pretty good and the chocolate is just 😍 A waffle with chocolate topping is only 3€!! 💯 10/10

Leuven Oude Markt

Leuven, Leuven Oude Markt
Leuven, Leuven Oude Markt
Leuven, Leuven Oude Markt
Leuven, Leuven Oude Markt
Leuven, Leuven Oude Markt
Leuven, Leuven Oude Markt

Content: Heading back to the city center, you cannot miss going to Oude Markt! This is the main square in the city for you to go out at night or during the end of the day and enjoy some bars and clubs. The environment is just great ✌️🍻 💯 10/10

Location: Leuven

Day 8 - 8 Feb 2021

Kruidtuin

Leuven, Kruidtuin
Leuven, Kruidtuin
Leuven, Kruidtuin
Leuven, Kruidtuin
Leuven, Kruidtuin
Leuven, Kruidtuin

Content: Starting the day in this beautiful garden 😍 This is the botanical garden of the city and it is famous for its stunning flowers all in shades of purple. The best time to visit is during SPRING when they are in full bloom and there is nice weather ✌️ The garden is super well preserved and treated. Really worth it 💜 💯 10/10

Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren

Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren
Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek en bibliotheektoren

Content: This is the biggest and most beautiful library in the city! As you can see it seems taken from a Harry Potter movie 🤩 The building itself is also pretty amazing and it is located in a nice square full of restaurants 😊 💯 10/10

Hawaiian Poke Bowl - Leuven

Leuven, Hawaiian Poke Bowl - Leuven
Leuven, Hawaiian Poke Bowl - Leuven
Leuven, Hawaiian Poke Bowl - Leuven
Leuven, Hawaiian Poke Bowl - Leuven

Content: If you are a poke bowl lover this is the place for you. The restaurant is original and all the dishes are SO tasty and well served (the portions are big). The ingredients are fresh and the taste is just great! 💯 10/10

Park Abbey

Leuven, Park Abbey
Leuven, Park Abbey
Leuven, Park Abbey
Leuven, Park Abbey
Leuven, Park Abbey
Leuven, Park Abbey
Leuven, Park Abbey

Content: If you want to have a walk in a really quiet and beautiful place, immersed in nature this is it 😍 There is a huge lake with swans and ducks, an old Abbey that you can visit and a great cafe/bar for you to seat and enjoy some Belgian beers 🇧🇪 💯 10/10

Quetzal chocolate bar

Leuven, Quetzal chocolate bar
Leuven, Quetzal chocolate bar

Content: You cannot leave Belgium without eating a brownie!! The ones from this place are just the BEST! I’ve never eaten one so good. The brownie itself has a great texture and the chocolate is just the best (and homemade!) 😍🤤🤤 💯 10/10

Downtown Jack

Leuven, Downtown Jack
Leuven, Downtown Jack
Leuven, Downtown Jack

Content: This is one of my favorite bars in the city!! The decor has a real American vibe, you have snooker tables and the beer, music and environment are great! It is also very good for when it is raining outside or it is cold (what happens a lot in Belgium) and it is not comfortable to hang out in terraces. 💯 10/10 As you can see, BELGIUM is a country full of history, antique attractions, great chocolate, amazing beer and places for you to enjoy at its fullest. I really enjoyed living here and I hope that when you come here it will be a memorable trip for you 😊❤️