World Heritage Sites of Belgium

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Belgium has a large number of World Heritage Sites in a relatively small area. Here are the photos of my visits to them.
Bruges, BelgiumBrugesBelgiumIn Bruges, there are the churches and the grandiose public buildings. They symbolise the medieval settlement that was once a commercial and...Hôtel van Eetvelde, Brussels, BelgiumHôtel van EetveldeBrussels, BelgiumIt is actually quite hard to get into the four Victor Horta houses that have been listed as a World Heritage Site. Only the Horta Museum has...Tassel House, Brussels, BelgiumTassel HouseBrussels, BelgiumIn Brussels, there are four houses that have been listed together as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. They were all designed by an architect called...Horta Museum, Brussels, BelgiumHorta MuseumBrussels, BelgiumUnlike the other three Victor Horta houses in Brussels that are part of the World Heritage Site, this does give you the opportunity to go inside...Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai, Tournai, BelgiumCathédrale Notre-Dame de TournaiTournai, BelgiumThe cathedral is pretty much closed for restoration work which has been going on for years and still has years to go. When I arrive, I find that...Grand Place, Brussels, BelgiumGrand PlaceBrussels, BelgiumThe Grand Place is one of the most important sites in Brussels and almost every visitor and tour comes through at some point during the day. I get...Site minier du Bois-du-Luc, La Louvière, BelgiumSite minier du Bois-du-LucLa Louvière, BelgiumIt closed down in 1973 and has been a museum since 1983. What’s so great about this site is the way that it’s been protected. There are new...Ancien ascenseur à bateau, La Louvière, BelgiumAncien ascenseur à bateauLa Louvière, BelgiumThe four lifts are located along a seven kilometre stretch of the Canal du Centre and it’s easy to walk along to see them by yourself. The path...Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, BelgiumPlantin-Moretus MuseumAntwerp, BelgiumWhen you visit the Platin-Moretus Museum, there are a few different elements to explore. The first is the building itself, which is architecturally...Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, BelgiumWoluwe-Saint-PierreBelgiumThe Stoclet House has always been private - which is unfortunate for something that's now listed as a World Heritage Site. It was the home of a...Beguinage, Bruges, BelgiumBeguinageBruges, BelgiumThere’s a central square here but this one is full of bright yellow flowers. They sit in clumps, pointing up to the sky which is momentarily blue...Begijnhof O.L.V. ter Hoyen / Klein Begijnhof Gent, Ghent, BelgiumBegijnhof O.L.V. ter Hoyen / Klein Begijnhof GentGhent, BelgiumIn the centre of Ghent, though, is an original beguinage, established in 1235. It feels much older. It has a large communal grass square, with bare...Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth, Ghent, BelgiumGroot Begijnhof Sint-ElisabethGhent, BelgiumIn the city of Ghent, west of Brussels, there are two beguinages. The first I visit is on the outskirts of the main part of the city. It is the...Groot Begijnhof, Leuven, BelgiumGroot BegijnhofLeuven, BelgiumThe beguinage here in Leuven is now owned by the local university and it feels a little like university accommodation. Students occasionally ride...
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