Ethnographic places in Belgium

Kortrijk

An ancient Belgian town with a beguinage.

The city is often referred to as City of Groeninge or City of the Golden Spurs, referring to the Battle of Courtrai or the Battle of the Golden Spurs which took place on 11 July 1302 on the Fields of Groeninge in Kortrijk. In 1820, the Treaty of Kortrijk was signed, which laid out the current borders between France and Belgium.

www.kortrijk.be/toerisme

 

City Hall of Kortrijk

The City Hall of Kortrijk is situated on the main square of the Belgian city of Kortrijk/Courtray. The facade of the late-Gothic, early Renaissance city hall is adorned with the statues of the Counts of Flanders.

 

Ghent

City located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university.

http://www.visitgent.be/

 

The House of Alijn

A museum of folklore and traditions. In the museum, ordinary objects and curiosities offer a startling introduction to our common inheritance. They reveal the spirit of the times as well as ways and customs and they remind us of days past.

www.huisvanalijn.be

 

Boat trip through Ghent

A nice way to see lots of things in a little time.  The boat trip gives you the opportunity to get to know the historical heart of the city.

 

Brussels

The capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU). Brussels has grown from a 10th-century fortress town founded by a descendant of Charlemagne into a metropolis of more than one million inhabitants.[ The metropolitan area has a population of over 1.8 million, making it the largest in Belgium. The architecture in Brussels is diverse, and spans from the medieval constructions on the Grand Place to the postmodern buildings of the EU institutions.

visitbrussels.be

 

The European Parliament – Brussels

Brussels is at the heart of the European Union. Along with the European Council and the Commission, Brussels also hosts the Parliament. The EP's committees meet here and Parliament also holds some of its plenary sessions in Brussels. Spend just half an hour in the EU quarter and soak up the ambience... the suits, black cars, take-away coffee and familiar faces from the TV news. It is all there!

 

The Rodenbach brewery – Roeselare

Rodenbach was a brewery and a brewing family from RoeselareBelgium. The brewery is now owned by Palm Breweries. It is noted for its production of barrel-aged sour beers in the Flemish tradition.

www.palm.be

 

Callebaut – chocolate factory  - Wieze

Callebaut was a Belgian company and a major producer of chocolate for consumers and for professional chocolatiers. As of 1996 it is a part of the Swiss company Barry Callebaut. Callebaut is now one of the major brands of the combined company.

www.callebaut.be