I'm not talking about the Colin Farrell movie, I'm referring to one of the most beautiful towns in Europe ~ Bruges. Too bad it was a rainy day, so we couldn't enjoy the outdoor cafés. However, Bruges has some of the best restaurants. Our favorite, Gruuthuse Hof, was closed for the day. So, we ended … Continue reading In Bruges
Hometown of the family, Lier is situated in the outskirts of Antwerp. We can trace our roots here back to the late 1700s at least! Lier is known for its lovely town square, quaint shopping, and the famous Zimmertower. Part of the town is a walled city, of sorts, called Beginhof. This area used to … Continue reading Lier
Mom grew up in Antwerp, and all of her family is still located here and in the surrounding areas. First, we went to see cousin Anny and her husband Ludo in their beautiful country home. Next up was cousin Lucienne and her husband Johnny in Lier. Just follow Johnny on his bike - he'll show … Continue reading Familie!
Waking up in Antwerp, we decided to go for a walk outside our door. Just in front of the building is De Keyserlei leading to Antwerpen train station, and across the way was the pedestrian only shopping street, Meir. Antwerp got its name from a legend of a giant who lived near the Scheldt river … Continue reading Talk to the Hand in Antwerp
Au revoir, Geneve! Dag, Belgium! We checked into the Coco-mat Residences, an apartment style hotel in central Antwerp. The enormous apartment on the 6th floor had huge windows with sweeping city views, two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Parking (not to mention driving!) is difficult in the center of town. … Continue reading Wheels Up!