Memorable sunny days

It is really sunny here in Brussels and the last days were memorable! I traveled around Belgium with a nice family. We visited Brussels, Bruges and Ghent. We had lunch in Damme to avoid the crowd!

The Orient-Express at Gare du Midi

Yesterday morning I gave a guided tour at the Orient-Express exhibition at Train World. In the afternoon I managed to arrive on time at the Gare du Midi to see the Orient-Express Train during its stop in Brussels! It was great! I admired the cars and their internal refined marquetry decorations. I have to admit…

In Waterloo

Last Friday I spent the day in the Walloon Brabant with an English-speaking group. In the afternoon we visited the Waterloo battlefield and followed a guided tour of the Lion’s Mound and the panorama. The Lion’s Mound was covered with a fresh blanket of snow and the bravest ones in the group climbed its 226…

René Magritte, Untitled

René Magritte, Untitled (The night), ca.1963. Today I gave a tour at the Magritte Museum and the teenagers in the group really appreciated this painting. I have to admit that it gives me a feeling of peace.

Guided tours at Train World

Last week I was very happy to give several guided tours in Frech at Train World. I also gave a guided tour in Italian organized by Guide Italiane in Belgio and it has been great to guide in my mother tongue. The Orient-Express exhibition will last until April 17 and I strongly recommend a visit!

Discovering the comic book route in Brussels

Yesterday I followed my colleague Francesco during his guided tour focused on the comic book route in the city center of Brussels. It was an amazing experience! The tour has been organized for an Italian-speaking public by Guide Italiane in Belgio, an association of which Francesco and I are members. Francesco showed us many hidden…

A shining Art Nouveau facade

It’s such a sunny day here in Brussels! The sky is blue and the splendid Art Nouveau facades are shining. This one is one of my favorites and certainly one of the most extravagant you can find in Brussels, the Saint-Cyr house, located in Square Ambiorix. It was designed by well-known architect Gustave Strauven at…

The maturing room of the Timmermans Brewery

I’m always happy to take my groups to breweries! In September 2021 I went with an English-speaking group to the Timmermans Brewery for a guided tour and beer tasting. The participants were really satisfied, especially during the tasting part! This special place is located in Itterbeek, a few kilometers away from Brussels, and is the…

A Romanesque cloister

The Romanesque cloister of the Basilica of Our Lady of Tongeren. Part of it dates from the 12th century. You can enter the cloister  and  the garden at the end of a tour of the Teseum, which houses one of the largest and richest church treasures in the Low Countries. This view is just icing…

Self-portrait by Antoon van Dyck

Even though this portrait was frequently attributed to Rubens, a recent investigation proved that it was painted by Van Dyck himself. The magnetic gaze of the young artist catches the eye of the visitors inside the Rubens House in Antwerp.