08/1989 - Belgium

6-day trip to Belgium visiting Brussels, Bruges, Knokke, Ghent.

The symbol of Brussels is the monument Manneken-Pis. It is a fountain made famous by the little boy urinating into its basin.
The heart of Brussels is the “Grand Place”, the wonderful central square surrounded by magnificent buildings.
The charm of this square increases considerably when the flower market takes place, and it is marvelous at night thanks to a spectacular lighting.

Bruges is the capital of West Flanders. It preserves important monuments and for its many canals, it has earned the name of “The Venice of Belgium”.

In Knokke, the main Belgian seaside resort, in the cold waters of the North Sea, many surfers enjoy going surfing thanks to the strong wind, even with “roller surfboards”. Note the “group surfing “

The city of Ghent is dominated by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders (S’Gravensteen).
The city is rich in monuments. Stand out in importance: the “Sint-Baafs Abbey” (Saint Bavo Abbey) and Graslei district with its unique row of historical buildings. The most important is a Romanesque one known as the ” House of the Grain Weighers”