Fountain with kneeling youths

Five identical figures around the top of a water basin. It’s “Fountain with kneeling youths, designed by George Minne in 1898.The artwork is part of the collection of MSK museum in Ghent, the same city in which the artist himself was born. Despite the white color and the plainness of the artwork, the figure group…

Not only Brussels has it

Do we find Art Nouveau only in Brussels? Of course not! Let’s talk about this beautiful façade located in Tournai! This Art Nouveau house was built in 1903 by the architect Georges de Porre for Valentin Hoër, a German jeweler. After being damaged during the Second World War, it was acquired by the architect Walter…

Manolo in Bruges

My assistant Manolo really wanted to enjoy the last day of Christmas vibes in Bruges. We went there and walked all day around the city. I showed him narrow hidden streets and beautiful churches. In one of the pictures, you can see Manolo admiring the tondo in enameled terracotta, depicting a Madonna with Child (a…

Discovering Belgian art with a Spanish group

Cold weather and traffic cannot stop me! I met the bravest tourists ever, never afraid of discovering Belgium! Walking around with freezing temperatures and queuing on highways are a big part of my job as a tour guide in winter time. But I have to be honest with you, what do I remember about the…

At Ooidonk Castle

I finally had the chance to visit again the Ooidonk Castle with a group. The castle is nowadays home to the 6th Count and Countess t’Kint de Roodenbeke and their children. A fellow colleague led us into many beautiful rooms finely decorated and furnished, and let us discover artworks and historical facts about the previous…

My last weeks

Where have I been in the last weeks? A bit everywhere in Belgium with different groups. One of the tours lasted 5 days. My favorite moments of it: – Meatballs with tomato sauce and a Curtius beer (top left).  – A walk in the Minnewater park in Bruges (top right). – The Strépy-Thieu boat lift…

A walk on the Blankenberge beach

A walk on the Blankenberge beach, the best way of starting the day. Waking up early gives me a head start on my day. It makes me feel more energetic during guided tours and help me get more work done during my office time (yes, tour guides have that too!). Belgium is the perfect country…

A gigantic whale in Ostend

An incredible artwork by Dzia & Sons This gigantic whale is located at Parking P1 Station-Zee, just a few minutes’ walk from the Ostend train station building.

Het Steen

Het Steen is certainly one of the most important sights of Antwerp. It was originally built as a fortress and during the centuries has served the city in many different ways, such as home for disabled soldiers at the beginning of the 19th century. Het Steen today a visitor center that allows you to discover…