Brussels is one of our favourite cities! We recently spent some time living and working in the beautiful Belgian capital. Now if there is one thing that I love it’s a good museum but if there’s one way to turn on the “whinge” mode in Master 7 it’s a good museum. Thankfully when visiting Brussels you’ll find some fantastic child friendly museums that are sure to please even the toughest…

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A few weeks ago we visited a gorgeous Japanese Tuin (Flemish word for garden) that is nestled in the lovely city of Belgian city of Hasselt, around an hours drove from Brussels. The gardens were gifted to Hasselt by the Japanese city of Itami, to celebrate the two cities becoming sisters cities in 1985. We visited just in time to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom! The gardens start…

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Belgium is famous for its culinary delights! Waffles, beer, moules frites and of course chocolate. But did you know the Belgium is always famed for its Flemish stew (stoofvlees) and meatballs (boulettes)? Whilst exploring Brussels we stumbled across such a great food treat I had share. We spent the day meandering through the streets taking in the granduer of Grand Place and doing a bit of shopping. After a few…

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We took a little overnighter to Antwerp recently and decided to explore the Port area of the city (Eilandje). It’s an area we haven’t really spent much time in so with the sunny shining our first port of call (pun intended!) was the Red Star Line Museum. This Musuem is dedicated to telling the story of emigrants from all over Europe who journeyed on the Red Star Line ships across…

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During a recent stay in Antwerp we booked the Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City North for one night. We booked via booking.com as we always tend to do. We booked a family room for a Friday, the rate included a continental breakfast. Parking is available at the hotel at a cost of €17 per night (correct 2017). It’s worth mentioning that the parking entrance is about 100 yards past the…

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