Things to do in Belgium this winter

Belgium is a stunning place to visit and witness the fusion of traditional infrastructure and modern art. The best thing about winter in Belgium is the Christmas festive vibes that is celebrated for a month. With lights welcoming cobble stone street, the horse chariot, the markets with handmade stuffs, makes you really appreciate the country. Snow in winter is not much to be expected, but … Continue reading Things to do in Belgium this winter

Week of fries in Belgium

It is a controversial topic of how fries ended up being named as ‘French fries’ while it was originally discovered in Belgium. The Belgians in general speak three different languages, dutch, french and german. Some source say that, fried potatoes were served by french speaking natives to American soldiers who arrived in Belgium during World War I. As the deep fried potatoes were served by … Continue reading Week of fries in Belgium

Valkenburg

Valkenburg aan de Geul is a city situated in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. River Geul flows in the town of Valkenburg, hence the name ‘aan de Geul’. Major tourist attractions which we visited includes Valkenburg castle, the Grendel gate and the city centre Castle ruins: This attraction is just a remainder of what was once a towering castle, with the beautiful view of the … Continue reading Valkenburg

Maastricht underground

Maastricht is a city located in south east of the Netherlands. Some of the main attractions of Maastricht includes Christmas market, the university, man-made caves and river Meuse (dutch: Maas). In the valleys of river meuse is mount saint Peter, which is rich in limestone, an excellent building material. From about 1000 years, the mountain was used by miners for excavating this limestone. Digging of … Continue reading Maastricht underground

Drielandenpunt

In the region of Vaals, Netherlands there is a major tourist attraction, a point where borders between three countries: Belgium, Netherlands and Germany (Duitsland) meet. It was established in 1918. Drielandenpunt in Dutch means a land where three points meet and is the highest point in Nederlands. Below is the map of Drielandenpunt, showing the intersection of country borders. Number 13 in map is where … Continue reading Drielandenpunt

Spa, Belgium

Have you ever wondered, what is the history and origin of resort Spa, which offers beauty treatment? Well, Spa word is originated from one of the touristic town of Belgium, located in Wallonia region. Spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs, Formula 1 race track, hiking and skiing. Spa mineral water is also produced in this town and is exported worldwide. A logo of … Continue reading Spa, Belgium

Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a small neighbouring country of Belgium. The country also shares its border with Germany and France. One part of Luxembourg is hilly region with mixed forest and the other part is modern urbanised region. The country boasts to have excellent wine and sparkling wine. We visited a small village, Esch sur Sauer in north western region of Luxembourg, near the border of Belgium. A … Continue reading Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg