Provincie West-Vlaanderen Favorites

  • Already in 1915 Ieper was unrecognisably damaged
    Already in 1915 Ieper was unrecognisably...
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  • Train Station in Brugge
    Train Station in Brugge
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  • Belfort - Belfry.
    Belfort - Belfry.
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Provincie West-Vlaanderen Favorites

  • City Square/ Grote Markt

    Brugge Favorites

    In the third chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, Hugues Viane spends a week stalking the streets of Brugge, looking in vain for the young woman who resembles his dead wife. After a week, he finally catches sight of her again and follows her through some parts of the city that he normally avoided on his solitary walks, starting with the Grand’Place,...

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  • Down on the Beach

    Oostende Favorites

    It's not exactly the French Riviera, but the beach in Oostende is a wide and sandy place that on a sunny day, could be quite enjoyable. However, this is the North Sea, so you can expect cold water and gusty winds at any time throughout the year.

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  • History of Ieper

    Ieper Favorites

    A folder was passed down to my brother and I from my father and in turn from his father, Col. Ernest Edward Gawthorn, OBE. Col Gawthorn served with the Royal Engineers and was based for some time at Weisbaden in the British occupied Rhineland, Germany, in post World War One. He was within the Postal Division of the Royal Engineers. He joined the...

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  • Statues and Friezes

    Brugge Favorites

    North and East of the center of Brugge on the way to the windmills, you might happen across two lovers in the middle of an argument. He is appealing to anyone who will listen, steadfast in his knowledge that he is correct. She is brooding, going over the argument again and again in her head wondering why he can’t see reason. Don’t come between...

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  • Fish Market

    Oostende Favorites

    Night and day the 'VISSERSKAAI' is a wonderful place to walk and let your eyes feast on what is going on there.......and believe me there is a lot to be seen. Strolling around can be so very rewarding and....never forget your camera! having breakfast/luncheon/dinner/tea someplace on the boulevard, where you can let your eyes travel to the...

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  • War Memorials/Military Cemeteries

    Ieper Favorites

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains over a million war graves as well as hundreds of memorials honouring the 750,000 war dead who have no known grave. An important task of the CWGC is to keep the inscriptions on headstones and memorials legible. The commission has set criteria for the legibility: the inscriptions should be legible at a...

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  • Walk or relax around the City

    Brugge Favorites

    Bruges is a very easy and compact city to navigate on foot. From the moment we left the train station we walked and explored Bruges on foot even though it was a bit cold and raining, which of course never stops me from exploring a beautiful city like Bruges.

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  • Harbour / Docks

    Oostende Favorites

    Ostend is 'The City on the Sea'. It became popular just before the 1900's and a lot of the architecture reflects this. Ostend has literally everything - its own beaches, a world famous casino and racecourse, and outstanding shopping. Nightlife, as you would expect in a major resort and city, is excellent - many bars close when the last person has...

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  • Menin Gate

    Ieper Favorites

    The Menin Gate is a Memorial and record of the more than 54 000 men that lost they're lives in the Ieper Salient up to 1917 and have NO KNOWN burial location. Those that were lost after 1917 and have NO KNOWN burial location,approximately 12000, are listed on the Memorial at Tynne Cott Cemetery.In addition to these two memorials the men of New...

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  • Churches/ Cathedrals.

    Brugge Favorites

    Still in the second chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, Hugues Viane goes into the Church of Our Lady, (in Flemish Vrouwkerk, in French Notre-Dame), where he spends some time thinking about death (what else?) and gazing in quiet despair at the tombs of Charles le Téméraire (1433-1477) and his daughter Marie de Bourgogne (1457–1482). He emerges from the...

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  • St Petrus & Paulus Church

    Oostende Favorites

    when you arrive in oostende you can see the twin towers of this impressive church. this neogothical church was built in 1904-1905. the use of sandstone sets it apart from other churches in the province of west-flanders that are mostly entirely built with bricks. inside the church is the mausoleum for belgium's first queen louise-marie who died in...

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  • Canals/Bridges .

    Brugge Favorites

    In the first chapter of Bruges-la-Morte we learn that the widower Hugues Viane lives on the Quai du Rosaire, which in Dutch is the Rozenhoedkaai and in English the Quay of the Rosary. The author doesn’t say which house it was, but since there are only seven houses on the Rozenhoedkaai it must have been one of those in the photos. In the...

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  • City Tours

    Oostende Favorites

    ride the KUSTTRAM all along the coast.......a joy to do, time and again...... The person that sells the tickets can tell you everything about the many possibilities and there are many!! This is a hop on - hop off experience not to be missed. The lengths is 100 km.......and there is a stop at every seaside resort.... So start...

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  • Het Minnewater /Love lake .

    Brugge Favorites

    The eighth chapter of Bruges-la-Morte is the only chapter that is not told from the point of view of Hugues Viane. Rather, we follow his middle-aged Flemish housekeeper, Barbe, as she makes use of a rare free day to visit a relative who lives at the Béguinage. She walks to the Béguinage by way of the Minnewater, the Lake of Love (or ‘Lake Which...

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  • Mercator

    Oostende Favorites

    At the occasion of "Oostende voor Anker" many fans of sailing and "flipping" meet each other.A highlight is definately visiting "The Mercator" - Flag ship of the Belgian Marines This three-master builded in 1931 - cost about 75.000 euro that time-and weight about 800 tons. It was used by the belgian Navy until 1960 - as from that date it serves as...

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  • Medieval Architecture .

    Brugge Favorites

    The gingerbread/candy-looking houses are unique in the world. The city is like from a fairy tale. The canals - like a mini-Venice. Very good athmosphere. Good beer. The athmosphere, the nice people, the Belgian HUGE variety of different (good) beers, the town that is so beautiful that it made me feel like I was in the middle of a fairy tale....

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  • Statues / Monuments

    Oostende Favorites

    On the Vissersplein (Fisherman's square), you see 'De Eeuwige Toeschouwer' (The Eternal Spectator) and are from the hand of the sculptor Bernhart Vandenberghe. The statue unveiled for public on 24 June 2000. As you can see on our model Pollon (Chiara), nice pictures can be taken here ;-)

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  • Canal Boat Tours/ other Tours.

    Brugge Favorites

    Brugge-the old city can be seen by walking in 2-3 days. I am an artist, so for me just walking around the city was a favorite past time. In Bruges, there isn’t much difference between the street and sidewalk; everything is cobblestone. It’s a small quaint town with a very “old world” feel. On every street and alley, there was a picture to be taken....

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  • Leopold Park

    Oostende Favorites

    In Leopold Park, you can admire this beautiful flower clock. It’s flowerbed have a diameter of 9 meters and the big brass pointer (4 meters) covered with gold foil weight 90 kg, the small pointer (3 meters) 70 kg. The clock dates from 1748 and every year the city plant about 15.000 flowers on it. It is a real masterpiece.

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  • Belfry Tower/ Belfort .

    Brugge Favorites

    In the third chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, the Belfort Tower or Belfry of Bruges is described as being “immense and black, defending itself against the invading night with the golden shield of its dial.” This bell tower is known in Flemish as Halle en Belfort and in French as La Tour des Halles. It is at least 83 meters tall (88 meters according...

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  • Albert I Promenade

    Oostende Favorites

    THE PROMENADE : In Ostende, the promenade, named after King Albert I, is the sunniest part. It would be a sin to leave Ostende without taking a walk on the traffic-free promenade. Our late King Leopold II and his family gave us the example to follow. Next to the many tearooms with terraces there is also a sandy beach. During the Summer there’s a...

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  • Belgium Beer or other drinks

    Brugge Favorites

    Our day began with a bit of a whirlwind tour of the city’s sights before stopping in at the charming café De Gare for some beer and snacks. It was great fun with the five of us quaffing some beers and joking. Still, this was the romantic café I had sat alone previously wondering what it would be like to stare into a beautiful girl’s eyes. We...

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  • City Stores

    Brugge Favorites

    There are chocolate shops all over Brugge. Be sure to load up because once you start sampling them you won't be able to stop! I was also suprised by how cheap the chocolates were! You get your euros worth!

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  • Lace making

    Brugge Favorites

    I couldn't believe how fast she was moving and seemingly not making any progress....its such a time consuming and intricate endeavor....making a lace something or other... : O ] I'm the WRONG person to ask...all I know is that whatever she was making it was tiny ? I stumbled across this lovely woman just down the street from the "Church of our...

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  • Views from above the City .

    Brugge Favorites

    I loved the Churches and historic buildings in Bruges. Take time to go inside and really get a feel for them. The views from the Belfry were spectacular but be warned, there are a lot of stairs to climb and the staircase is very narrow and winding. Not for the claustrophobic! Howvever, it is well worth the effort and we treated ourselves with a...

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  • City / Town Hall .

    Brugge Favorites

    To the left of the Basilica is the beautiful 14th century façade. The foundation stone of the Gothic City Hall was laid by Count Lodewijk van Male in 1376. The façade contains portrayals of biblical figures as well as characters from Flanders' past.

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  • Beguinage/ Begijnhof.

    Brugge Favorites

    In the eighth chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, the author Georges Rodenbach describes the Béguinage as “a medieval hamlet, a small town apart from the other city, even more dead.” The Béguinage in the nineteenth century was not a convent, because the women did not have to take vows or give up their property, but they did have to be pious and...

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  • City Parks .

    Brugge Favorites

    Need some rest far away from the hustle and bustle of the touristic centre then the following public gardens are a good idea. In alfabetic order : Baron Ruzettepark : a small garden near Komvest (ring road) Graaf Visartpark : also a small park. A traffic circuit for children gives them the opportunity to learn every day traffic rules. Koning...

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  • Museums and Halls.

    Brugge Favorites

    Avoid visiting Brugge (Bruges) on a Monday. All the museums are closed. The Belfort Tower is closed. Also Monday is the day when the people of Brugge have their garbage collected so there will be dustbins and rubbish bags outside the houses.

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  • Damme

    When in West Flanders visit some of the smaller villages. Ofcourse Bruges is a must, but there are some lovely villages close to it. Worth a trip from the touristpath.Damme is an example. Cityhall is worth seeing and then there is the church. The church is partly just walls standing.....

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Provincie West-Vlaanderen Hotels

  • Ter Duinen

    Welcomed by the hosts in this charming hotel along the Langerei canal I was pleased to see the hotel...

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  • Golden Tulip Bero Oostende

    Standard single : 57 EURO. Superior single : 62 EURO. Junior suite single : 85 EURO. Standard double...

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  • Hotel Ariane

    We stayed in hotel Ariane during a weekend in august 2006. Our room was located on the second floor,...

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  • Hotel Messeyne

    I have stayed two nights.Elegant hotel. Abosultely recommened. So close to centre ( 3 min by walking...

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  • De Speye

    Damse vaart zuid 5-6, Damme, 8340, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Saint Saveur

    Happy to have booked for one night only. Found this on the internet where it is described as a...

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  • Hotel Atlas

    Brusselaatraat 13-15, Zeebrugge, 8380, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Binnenhof Hotel

    Nellenslaan 156, Knokke-Heist, 8300, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Chamdor

    Robaardstraat 10, Roeselare, 8800, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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