Around Bruges

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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.


Damme’s history is closely connected to that of Bruges.  It thrived during the heydays of Bruges and suffered too when the sea canal silted up.


(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 : Gent) is the fourth largest city of Belgium with about 250.000 inhabitants. It is not as big as Antwerp but bigger than Bruges.


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. 


(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).