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Undiscovered beaches: a holiday on the Flemish coast

Linger a while and you’ll find that the Belgian coast has a charm of its own.

City breaks: a weekend in Ghent

This little-known Belgian city is the ideal city break destination, but without the tourists.
Emma Thomson is an award-winning travel writer for the UK national press. She has lived in Belgium for nearly a decade and writes about the country for a slew of international newspapers, magazines and publishers. When she’s not exploring the quirky corners of Belgium and trying to master Dutch, she’s on the road reporting from off-the-beaten-track destinations, speaking at consumer travel shows and dreaming of the day she’s in one place long enough to have a dog.

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Festival fun in Flanders

From cat processions to medieval re-enactments, Flanders has one of Europe’s most colourful events calendars.

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The best Christmas markets in Flanders

Northern Belgium is home to some of the best festive markets in Europe.

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A historical tour of Ypres

World War I certainly left its mark on Ypres, and today the town is awash with cemeteries, memorials and museums. 

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