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Visit Genk, Belgium: Quick travel guide

Visit Genk, a town in Belgium in the Limburg province! Known to have some history rooted in Celtic culture, the once small village of Genk was converted to Christianity in the tenth century. First named Geneche, the town had small beginnings and wasn’t formally a city until the year 2000, Genk wasn’t really known until the early 1900s when a good quantity of coal was discovered in the region. It wasn’t long before the coal miners came to Genk for work. The city soon grew with the mass movement of immigrants, and when the coal drive finally settled in the …

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How to spend a beautiful afternoon in Ghent

We arrived in Ghent Belgium from the Netherlands with a rental car. After a week of visiting cities like Leeuwarden, Delft, Gouda, and Makkum, I was no longer surprised by the architecture of the town’s medieval center we saw on our afternoon in Ghent. I was already used to the narrow houses lined up along the elegant canal, all similar in shape and style, but each different from the neighbors’. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, The Travel Bunny will earn a small commission if you click through …

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Visit Ghent, Belgium: Quick travel guide

Ghent, also known as Gent, is a popular destination in Belgium. The word Gent is actually the Dutch spelling for the town of Ghent, Belgium, and the two words are sometimes used interchangeably. When you visit Ghent, you will discover it is packed with interesting things to see and do. Travelers will immerse themselves in Belgium’s culture and history by visiting a multitude of abbeys, beguinages, churches, castles, historic monuments and museums spread across the city of Ghent. Once, Ghent, Belgium was second only to Paris, France, in terms of success and scale. In the 1830s, Ghent showed clear signs …

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Visit Brussels: A brief travel guide

When you visit Brussels (Bruxelles), you get to discover a modern city, rich in both medieval and art-nouveau buildings. The capital city of Belgium has a long history behind it and you will get to discover it through its many museums and galleries. It also has a lively cultural life. Brussels city is also the administrative center of the European Union, which has given the city the title of capital of Europe. The business sector in Brussels is booming with foreign agencies embedded in the region, but not at the cost of rich cultural history. The juxtaposition of past and …

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Day trip to Bruges with Belgian beer & chocolate

Surrounded by an almost circular canal with a few branches, Bruges (Brugge) is also called The Venice of the North. A representative UNESCO heritage site thanks to its well-preserved medieval buildings, this Belgian city simply invites travelers to wander. You can go on a day trip to Bruges and explore classic markets surrounded by old buildings, the canals guarded by narrow houses, bridges that offer unique views. You’ll want to keep walking and walking just to see what comes up around the corner. This Belgian city is quite small and you can see almost everything there is to see on …

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10 best things to do in Bruges

A timeless spectacle, medieval Bruges (Brugge) is a charming travel destination. Its architectural treasures are a feast to the eye, showing a city with a rich history. Beautiful canals and narrow cobbled streets capture your imagination and entice you to discover more and more. So here are the best 10 things to do in Bruges to keep you going! Top 10 things to do in Bruges 1. Visit the Markt (Market Square) Probably the most popular choice of things to do in Bruges, a visit to the Market Square is a must! There, you can watch the world go by …

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Visit Bruges: A short travel guide

When you visit Bruges (Brugge), you will explore the capital of Flanders, one of Belgium’s three regions. Its name comes from the Old Norse word Bryggja, which means place of mooring. This ancient city, with its natural links to the sea, became in the early medieval period a commercial hub for European trade. It was a port full of ships carrying wool, grain, and wine. Within a short time, the door opened for trade with Mediterranean nations, and the first fleet of ships arrived from Genoa, Italy. With the rise in foreign trade and capital inflows, Bruges quickly became an …

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