Belgium - Insight Guides

date Nov 19, 2007
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: Belgium - Insight Guides
  • Year written/published: 2005
  • Book Source: Google Books, Library
  • Some extracts:


In Belgium, appearances can be deceptive. The picturesque cities of Bruges and Ghent resemble medieval tapestries woven around a skein of canals.

Same cities name equivalents…

  • Gand, Gent
  • Bruxelles, Brussel
  • Anvers, Antwerp
  • Mons, Bergen
  • Lousain, Leuven
  • Bruges, Brugges


An elegant Upper city and an engaging Lower City: central Brussels is characterized by the contract between the two. Both uptown and downtown districts are best explored on foot, with the Upper city a short stroll from the lower city. The villae basse (Lower city) encircles the medieval heart of Brussels, entwined around the Grand-Place and the port.

Some place to visit in Brussels and all within walking distance!

  1. Grand place – liveliest district in downtown Brussels
  2. Eglise Saint Nicolas
  3. Manneken Pis
  4. Notre Dame aux Riches Claires
  5. Place Saint Catherine
  6. St jean Baptiste au Beguinage
  7. Galeries Royales Saint Hubert
  8. Theatre Royal de la Monnaie
  9. Palais du Roi at Parc de Bruxelles
  10. Arc du Cinquantenaire
  11. Place Louise
  12. Atomium