Discover Benelux | Flemish Brabant | The Ultimate & Unforgettable Destination
Photo: © Jokko
Flemish Brabant was created on 1 January 1995 by the division of Brabant into Brussels, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant, making it the youngest province in Belgium and Flanders. But do not let that fool you: Flemish Brabant is inherited from the Duchy of Brabant, and is bursting with history.
Get ready to explore Flemish Brabant is the heart of Belgian beer country, with more than 30 breweries producing around 250 beers. Foodies will not be disappointed either as the province is famed for its culinary specialties. Want to build up an appetite? Flemish Brabant’s beautiful countryside is waiting to be explored, either on foot or two wheels: you can explore 1,800 kilometres of interconnected cycling paths. The Cycle Node Network ensures you can find your way to the next beauty hotspot or bicycle café with ease. Do not miss
the magnificent Hageland with its charming provincial towns and rolling farmland. Other highlights include the Huizingen Domain, a former chateau and grounds with rowing pond, outdoor swimming pool, large forest and much more.
Lively Leuven Flemish Brabant also has plenty to offer those seeking the adventures of city life. As Flanders’ oldest university town, Leuven is brimming with history, culture and superb nightlife. Not to be missed is the iconic town hall, which was built in a Brabantine Late Gothic style between 1448 and 1469, and is famed for its ornate lace-like architecture. Look out for the impressive sculptures by Constantin Meunier inside. Meanwhile, culture vultures will not want to miss Leuven’s state-of-the-art gallery, the M, which hosts an array of world-class expos and is home to a coveted collection of contemporary and historic works.
The delightful city of Leuven. Photo: © Lander Loeck
Issue 49 | January 2018 | 11
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.