The Guide for Expats in Belgium

Your friendly English-language resource for eating, shopping, living, discovering and escaping this amazing, diverse and exciting country.
2 Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

2 Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

Not all Chinese food is bland and boring in Belgium. We recently found two authentic Chinese restaurants in Brussels that aren’t afraid to spice up your life!
Where to Eat in Belgium, Summer 2014

Where to Eat in Belgium, Summer 2014

Every few months I write a round up of the restaurants in Belgium we’ve enjoyed recently. Some are places we’ve written entire reviews on, others are places we enjoyed, but didn’t write full articles about. If you’re venturing beyond the borders of Brussels, here are five great restaurants in Flanders and Wallonia worth a taste.
Our Favourite Food & Drink Festivals in Brussels, Belgium

Our Favourite Food & Drink Festivals in Brussels, Belgium

While Brussels, Belgium has great food to choose from year round, we’re sure to mark our calendars when these 7 food and drink festivals take place each year.
Visiting Val-Dieu Abbey Brewery in Aubel, Belgium

Visiting Val-Dieu Abbey Brewery in Aubel, Belgium

Settled under the shady trees in the Berwinne Valley, just a ten-minute stroll from the Aux Berges de la Bel B&B is the stately Renaissance Abbey of Val-Dieu. Besides simply admiring the beauty of the architecture in this tranquil setting, there are four great reasons to visit Val-Dieu.
Aux Berges de la Bel Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant, Aubel, Belgium

Aux Berges de la Bel Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant, Aubel, Belgium

The Aux Berges de la Bel bed and breakfast in Aubel, Belgium, has a sunny terrace, quiet rooms and a fantastic restaurant. It’s the perfect weekend escape from Brussels.
Latest entries

The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – A Photo Tour

Back in the spring, we made a special visit to Keukenhof tulip gardens in the Netherlands. During our stay in Holland, we finally took the time to visit another Dutch landmark that was on my bucket list for years – The Rijksmuseum.

8 of our Favourite Ethnic Grocery Stores in Brussels, Belgium

Our weekend shopping excursion turned into a scavenger hunt for international cuisine. The result was discovering a variety of great ethnic stores in Brussels.

Exploring Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy and Reader Contest!

Today our guest contributor, Lee, shares a few of her not-to-be-missed places in Bolzano, a town in Northern Italy where she lived for several years. The town is also the setting for her lighthearted memoir, Life on a Gelato Diet: Everyday Expeditions with an American in Bolzano. Lee is offering CheeseWeb readers a chance to win a special prize in conjunction with the book, so read on!

Visiting Cambrai and Nord-Pas- Calais, France

An accidental hotel booking landed us in an undiscovered part of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. After finding six great things to do in the Cambrai region, we’re ready to return for more.

Discovering Modern Design in Munich, Germany

While visiting Munich, I was surprised by its vibrant and creative food scene and how deep its Bavarian roots run. However, my biggest surprise was Munich’s distinctive modern design culture. Far from the traditional biergartens and lederhosen, Munich innovates in fashion, architecture, and industrial design. Munich radiates an entrepreneurial spirit and creative flair I wasn’t expecting, but was thrilled to find.

Exploring Bavarian Tradition in Munich, Germany

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Munich, a German city I knew little about. The theme of my visit was ‘Tradition and Design,’ and while Munich’s abundance of modern design surprised me, so did the richness and diversity of its tradition.

A Day at Technopolis, The Flemish Science Center, Mechelen, Belgium

Today, Adriana takes us inside Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre near Mechelen, where kids can learn, experiment, and have plenty of fun.

Our Top 10 Foodie Destinations in Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany surprised me with its variety of foodie offerings, from shops and markets to restaurants. Today I share my 10 favourite foodie finds in the capital of Bavaria.

Visiting Alden Biesen Castle and Gardens in Limburg, Belgium

A gorgeous castle and garden await your visit in Flanders’ Limburg province. Alden Biesen Castle is one of Belgium’s finest and best of all admission is free.
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