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Time in Lissewege seems to move just that tad slower. With its picturesque canal, whitewashed polder houses and extensive fields and meadows this polder village is a classic example of how every Flemish village once looked: lively, charming and a touch nostalgic.
(in Dutch: Ieper) was one of the main martyr towns of the First World War. A few months after the German invasion of Belgium on 4 August 1914 the front came to a standstill near the small, mediaeval town.
(in Dutch: Antwerpen), daughter of the River Scheldt and second largest city of Belgium is located at about 1 hour drive and 1 and a half ourby train from Bruges. The 500.000 inhabitants call it the ’Metropolis’ (Antwerpians are known in Belgium for not being too modest).
Today the name Brussels (in Dutch: Brussel) stands for an agglomeration of 19 communes forming one of the three Regions of the federal Belgian state; the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium; the headquarters of the French and Flemish Communities.