Brunch & Culture • Royal Museums of Fine Arts

Living in Belgium is a real delight thanks to the wide variety of cities and landscapes to visit. There's just one catch to our country: the weather. If you're often faced with the question "what to do when it's cold or raining" I might have the answer: Grab a friend, go for brunch and visit a museum! For this first "Brunch & Culture" post, let's head to Brussels and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Coloma Rose Garden

I once read somewhere that "travel and adventure are a way of life for rose-lovers". This quote made it crystal clear that the rose is my signature flower. It comes as no surprise then that the Coloma Rose Garden in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw is one of my favorite places to go to in summer. A little piece of paradise where I feel like I jumped into the world of Alice in Wonderland. The fragrances and the colors of the thousands of roses make it a sensational experience. As a rose garden of international level, it is a true hidden gem of Belgium.

A weekend in Hasselt • Part two

If you wish to stay in Hasselt, I highly recommend Villa Saporis. This beautiful hotel is a listed monument in Hasselt and is just a 10 minutes' walk away from the city center. They have 9 rooms, each with a different atmosphere (and a different price). You can go for comfort in the Saffraan room or you can go for luxurious indulgence in the Engelkruid Suite.

A weekend in Hasselt • Part one

Hasselt is often referred to as the "Hoofdstad van de Smaak" (the capital of taste) and that's not without a reason. In the city famous for its jenever and speculaas, you'll find plenty of restaurants and coffee houses, but also great shopping spots. Because the city center is rather small, everything is on walking distance, which makes it a very pleasant city to wander in. Regardless of the city's size, you can fill an entire weekend with things to do. Therefore I hope you enjoy this two part city guide of Hasselt!

A day in Leuven

Everybody knows Leuven as a student city. But it’s also a great place to visit after your academic years! Leuven is located near the village I grew up so I’m very familiar with it. But it’s only in recent years that I started looking for its hidden treasures. Because it’s rather small, I feel very at ease when coming here, since there’s not much pressure in terms of things to do. Hereunder you may find my travel journal of a Saturday spent in this cute, historic, down-to-earth city.