I visited the Flanders region in northern Belgium in August 2012 on a Flanders is a Festival blog trip. I’d only been to Brussels, the Belgian capital previously, so it was fun to explore more of the country. Based on my trip, here are my Flanders travel tips.
My first night was in Bruges (pictured below) staying at Hotel Lucca Bruges. Bruges is really beautiful and some of things to do there are visiting the Gothic Hall, climbing the Belfry and taking a canal cruise.
The Belfry in Markt Bruges
Meir the main shopping street in Antwerp
Fireplace at the Design Museum Ghent
Canalside house in Mechelen
Sculpture in grounds of Paus College Leuven