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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

Margaret of York's Palace

Margaret of York PalaceThis is the former entrance hall to the Palace of Margaret of York. After her husband Charles the Bold died, Margaret of York made Mechelen her main residence. The palace was built in the 15th century in Brabantine Gothic style and is now the city theatre.

View location in Mechelen, Belgium.


Margaret of Austria's Palace

Margaret of Austria's PalaceThis 16th century building was constructed by Rombout II Keldermans as a residence for Margaret of Austria. She was the Regent of the Netherlands and lived here from 1510 until her death in 1530. At that time this building was one of the first in Renaissance style in the Low countries. The palace is now being used as the city courthous.

View location in Mechelen, Belgium.


The Brussels Gate

Brussels GateThe Brussels gate is the only remaining part of the old medieval walls which once encircled the entire city of Mechelen. The gate dates from around 1300 and has 180 centimetres thick walls at the towers. After having many different uses, the Brussels gate is now the home of theatre society "Het Firmament".

View location in Mechelen, Belgium.


The Mercator

Mercator The Mercator is a three-masted barquentine, designed by the Antarctic explorer Adrien de Gerlache. It was used as a training ship for the Belgian merchant fleet from 1932 until 1961 and made 41 voyages altogether. Since 1964 the Mercator lies at anchor at Ostend and serves as a museum.

View location in Ostend, Belgium


Ostend

Ostend is the most popular city at the Belgian coast. It is located in the West of Belgium in the Province of West-Flanders. It has many interesting places to visit and a great esplanade for a walk with a beautiful view on the sea.

Ostend beach
Ostend
Ostend beach
Ostend casinoThe fine-sand beaches in Ostend with in the back the casino.

Ostend beach
Ostend Leopold IIStatue of King Leopold II.

Ostend beach
Ostend memorialMemorial statue for those who died on the sea.
Ostend harbor
Ostend museumFishing boat close to the docks open for visitors.

Ostend ship
Ostend ship
pier esplanadeThe pier esplanade with a view on the beach and the ships leaving Ostend.

Ostend esplanade
Ostend centre The centre of Ostend.


Sint-Petrus-and-Paulus Church

Sint-Petrus-and-Paulus Church

Sint-Petrus-and-Paulus Church

Sint-Petrus-and-Paulus ChurchThis beautiful Neo-Gothic church in Ostend was built between 1899 and 1908. It was constructed on the ashes of the previous church that occupied the site and is modeled after Cologne Cathedral and Vienna's Votivkirche.

Next to the church you can see an older tower, the Peperbusse. This is a remainder of the former church that stood here and was destroyed by fire. The first stone of this tower was laid in 1478, it now houses a small museum.

Peperbusse

Peperbusse


Hasselt

Hasselt is the capital of the province of Limburg in Belgium. It's located about 85 km from Brussels and Antwerp.

Paardenkracht Paardenkracht(Horse Power), made by Jan Desmarets.


Drugstore_Main Market

Wembley_Main Market

't SweertThis house above is called 't Sweert (the sword), one of the oldest timbered houses in the Low Countries. It was built in 1462 and renovated in 1659, it now houses a pharmacy.


BorrelmannekeStatue of the Borrelmanneke, a symbol for the Genever industry in Hasselt. During the annually Geneverfeesten real Genever comes out of this fountain.


Batopillo_Panamerenko Batopillo, made by Panamerenko.


Virga Jesse Basilica The Virga Jesse Basilica, constructed in 1727-1728.


Heilig PaterkeThe sacred little father, he entered the Franciscan order and practised his priestly ministry in Hasselt for 50 years. He died on January 1st 1905, his body is entombed in this building.


Hasselt

Quitinus CathedralSt.-Quentin's Cathedral. The lower part is a reminder of a Romanesque church that stood here during the 12th century. As from 1250 this church was transformed in Gothic style. The steeple of the tower dates from 1725.


Hasselt

Hasselt

Hasselt

Beguinage in Hasselt The Beguinage of Hasselt.



View location of Hasselt, Belgium.