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Are you Belgian and want to see Belgium from a new angle or are you visiting Belgium and want to discover what this country has to offer? Then this article is made for you!
City of Dendermonde
When discovering Dendermonde, be sure to get close to its history and take an interest in these 2 famous processions: The giants and the Bayard horse of Dendermonde, one takes place every year and the other every 10 years.
The procession of the giants is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and takes place on the last Thursday evening of August. The 3 giants: Mars, Indian and Goliath make a triumphal tour through the city. During this tour, about 1.000 extras persons dressed in medieval clothes accompany the giants and ensure that visitors and residents are carried into the atmosphere of the celebration.
The 2nd procession: Rosbeiaard, also an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a procession that takes place once every decade with a horse called the 'Bayard horse'. According to the legend, the horse was thrown into the water at the confluence of the Dender and the Schelde. Like the giants, the horse makes a triumphal tour of the city with 4 children from the same family on its back (certain conditions must be met in order to ride the horse, such as: the children must be 4 boys, they must have been born and always lived in Dendermonde like their parents, etc.).
The giants also join the tour of the Bayard horse along with other elements.
Don't miss the next edition of the Bayard Horse on 29 May 2022!
St Alexius Beguinage: A UNESCO Heritage Site since 1998, this beguinage is an oasis of tranquillity in the city. Even if you are not a religious person, you can still go there to enjoy the peace and quiet of this place full of history.
If you want to know more about this beguinage, you can visit their website or the museum to step back into the 19th century.
Green Dender: In the heart of the city, this space is ideal for families, if some wants to rest or eat a pick-nick at their ease, certain wants to climb on the games and let their energy go. This place gathers several natural elements such as a flower field, an insect hotel, ... The school of the city also participated in this oasis of delight in the centre of the city since the pupils of the school realized a 15 meters long wooden table where you can settle to eat.
If you want to find out more things to do or information about the city, take a look at their website: https://www.toerismedendermonde.be/
If you are more of a sports lover or if you just want to get away for a day, it's possible! Come and visit Namur by bike or by foot, the choice is yours!
City of Namur
Citadel: an activity for young and old in the heart of the city. The citadel offers 2 possibilities of visits. You can visit the citadel by passing through the underground galleries or take advantage of the panoramic views offered by the touring train. If you want to see the city from both angles, that is also possible!
Cruise on the Meuse: If you don't want to walk too much while discovering the city of Namur and its surroundings, various cruises are available! For example, you can take a boat from Namur to Wépion (capital of the strawberry) and let yourself be carried along by the water for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Sclaigneaux nature reserve: A little further away from the city of Namur, this reserve is perfect for getting some fresh air and enjoying the flora and fauna that surrounds us. Whether on foot, by bike, with man's best friend or even on horseback, this reserve offers breath taking scenery and a total change of surroundings.
If you want to discover other towns in Wallonia, don't hesitate to visit the Wallonia Belgium Tourism website. This site also allows you to get away for a walk alone, with family or friends.
If you want to discover the different walks you can do, click here. https://walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/3/jaime/wallonie-a-velo
City of Brussels
In the capital of Europe, we have the must-sees such as the Atomium, the Grand Place and Manneken Pis, but there are also other things to see such as the Autoworld Museum if you are a car fan, which is located right next to the Parc du Cinquantenaire. This park is great for sitting in the sun or taking a walk with your dog.
If you're here for some good beer, the Delirium Café is the place to be. This bar is known for its trays and beer caps on the ceiling and for the good atmosphere.
If you want to visit Brussels from a different angle, take a look at the Visit.Brussels website or click here: https://visit.brussels/fr/article/11-tresors-caches-a-decouvrir-dans-les-rues-de-bruxelles