Good public transportation; Montagne de Bueren; Delicious waffles
Run-down in parts; English is not widely spoken
Look Beyond Liège's Rough Exterior for the Treasure Within.
Place Saint-Lambert is the heart of Lüttich. Nowadays it is a wide open space in modern design. This square is about the only area in the city centre which has brand new pavement. Works were still in progress in summer 2012. (For reasons explained on the intro page, the topic of pavement has a special meaning to me. It was on this new pavement...more
The "museum of Wallonian life" occupies the former convent buildings of the Minorite monastery, a renaissance complex of four wings around the cloister plsu some side buildings. The former abbey church is used for temporary exhibitions. The style of the facades show the typical elements of the Maas/Meuse region's renaissance architecture, very...more
This street leads from Ferronstree up the hillside to the quarter au Péri and the citadel. The "street" consists of one single stairway with all in all 374 steps - number according to Wikipedia, I did not count them because I needed my breath for climbing them. The top side of each stair is inclined so the ascent is even more than it seems. The...more
Route de Malmedy 7, Stavelot, Liege, B-4970, Belgium
Good for: Business
Rue de Maastricht 100, Battice, Liege, Liege, 4651, Belgium
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
This hotel is directly across the road from the station in Liege and the door is oddly situated...more
This restaurant is a subsidiary of the original Sushi Time in Ans so the website is unfortunately geared towards the bigger first establishment.We went here on our visit to Liege and were originally directed to what is now a tapas bar but thankfully they were used to the question "Eeerm didn't this used to be a Sushi bar?" and were happy to hand us...more
Greate service, with an owner who creates a familiar atmosphere. Like in most places i Liege the personnel only speaks French, but you get by with pointing at the English menu. You don't see English menus that often in Liege.On the weekend you will find a live band in the resaurant, and the place will be packed with peoples. I ate one of the best...more
Andre is a small sandwich and waffle shop on a narrow side street near the Place Saint Lambert. At Andre, I ordered a Gaufre de Liège (Waffle of Liège).If you like local specialties, you cannot leave the city without having tasted a Gaufre de Liège. When most people think of Belgian waffles, they think of the rectangular, Brussels style. The Liège...more
In the eldest part of the old city in Liège, you can find this beautiful old-fashioned Café-Chantant in an ancient house. Here does everybody sing the song of his old french chanson hero. Here the 1950s are not over yet. This is Europe like it was in the old days.It is not a karaoke bar. If you want to sing, there is a pianist (big moustache, black...more
If you want to taste Belgium, but you are not a beer drinker, or you want something else for a drink, la Maison du Peket is a paradise.Situated near the Place Saint Lambert, it is in the heart of the old city of Liège.You can get beer, but only to accompagny them with the 'peket' , a local liquor which is like a dutch 'jenever'or a german...more
Throughout Europe, in fact throughout the world, different bike sharing programs keep appearing, some intended for tourists, some for locals and some for both.The Blue Bikes, which are available at 41 railway stations in Belgium, are intended mainly for people who do a lot of travelling by train within Belgium and want to use a bike when they...more
The French name of this museum is Musée des Transport en commun du Pays de Liège. It is located in the old tram depot in the district of Vennes-Fétinne.The museum includes public transport vehicles from two centuries, starting with a horse-drawn stage-coach (diligence) and including horse-drawn trams, electric trams, buses and trolleybuses. When I...more
Like most cities, Liège made the mistake of phasing out its extensive tramway system in the second half of the twentieth century. Fortunately some of the old trams (aka streetcars) were saved and are now on display at the Museum of Public Transport.Now, in the twenty-first century, planning is well underway to construct a completely new tram system...more
When I first saw the signs pointing to “médiacité” I thought it had something to do with mendacity, but actually it means Media City and is a new shopping mall and urban development project that was inaugurated in 2009.Though I generally have something of an aversion to shopping malls, I must say that I immediately felt right at home in this one...more
La Batte open air market It's one of the biggest markets of Belgium. You find so every thing there. But it's known for the diversity of world food. I must say that Liège have a great multicultural population.---oooOOOooo--- C'est un marché parmi les plus importants du pays.Vous trouverez ici tout ce que vous pouvez imaginer. Mais je dois dire...more
Just about everywhere in Liège you can see these typical brick houses, often built in the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries.The three houses in these photos were all built in the year 1896. I took these photos on the street called rue Auguste-Buisseret (formerly rue de Kinkempois) in the Guillemins district at the south end of Liège, near the...more
Easter custom. During the period of Easter, (and not only at Liège but also in of other regions of Belgium) a tradition is to offer the eggs to the friends and knowledge. Often one in chocolate offer but equally of "true" eggs. Traditionally people coloured them. It was visible at the time of our visit to the market of La Batte ---oooOOOooo---...more
I dont like writing tips like this but although Liege is a pretty city with narrow cobbled streets and old houses, I found it dirty.
If you ran your hand along a railing whilst strolling along by the river it would turn BLACK with the dirt that is covering it. The whole city looked a bit grey. It is probably down to the fact the local authorities dont have so much money to clean all the streets which is a shame. Liege has great potential if it could be cleaned up a little it would look even better!
Now... wash your hands!
This is a district at the northern (downstream) end of Liège. I rode through on my bicycle one evening, following the bike route signs which led through reasonably quiet streets, and had the impression that Saint-Léonard was rather drab and not very prosperous.Later I found out that Saint-Léonard is one of seven urban neighborhoods in the border...more
When I first saw the signs pointing to Angleur I though it had something to do with fishing, but that’s probably just a silly anglophone mistake. I suppose there might be some fish in the canal or in the Ourthe River, but I didn’t see anybody trying to catch them.Angleur is a district of Liège at the southern end of the city. I went there looking...more
This little castle is now the town hall of Angleur. It is the only town hall I know of that has a moat around it. This is where people who live in this district of Liège can go to get identity cards, marriage certificates, passports, etc. (Residents can also apply for a special card which gives them permission to drive a motor vehicle into the...more
Standard de Liège would be the third biggest team in Belgium, closely followed by Racing Genk, but Club Brugge and Anderlecht are bigger. And most of the time even better :-) I went to see the away game in Liège and we beat them by 1-4! It was a great game, the referee waited for us (seriously!), we played very well, we won the prono, it was a brilliant day!
Equipment: Make sure you carry enough liquids, you might get thirsty of all the screaming and the cheering!
The Meuse is one of those confusing rivers, like the Rhine or the Elbe, that flow more or less from south to north, so that upstream is at the bottom end of the map and downstream is at the top. This confusion of course has more to do with our map-making conventions than with the river, since the river was here before we were.The Meuse has its...more
The Ourthe is a shorter and smaller river that joins the Meuse at the south end of Liège, though actually most of the water from the Ourthe flows not directly into the Meuse but into a canal called the Dérivation de la Meuse, which was built in the nineteenth century to replace various arms of the Meuse which had existed up to that time.Second...more
Near Place Saint Lambert, I came across a place called Telecoms City that advertises internet, telephone, fax, photocopies, and more. Therefore, if you need any telecommunications or internet access while in Liège, Telecoms City is in a very central location.more