High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Publications

High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Series

Tour of Flanders

You may know the beautiful art cities Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels. But Flanders also has many other places that are well worth a visit. In this series, British journalist Derek Blyth crosses through the provinces and discovers the communities, traditions and sights of smaller towns. Curious about what these places have to offer? Join Derek on his ‘Tour of Flanders’.
With the support of the Flemish Government

Dimpna altaarstuk Paneel 2
society Derek Blyth
12 min reading time

Mad about Geel

On a trip to Geel, Derek Blyth discovers a murdered Irish saint, a community that cares for strangers, and a mellow city that is simply crazy about reggae.

Maneschijn dewolkendirigent c Miriam Van Damme
society Derek Blyth
16 min reading time

Ode to Mechelen

On a trip to Mechelen, Derek Blyth discovers lost mediaeval rivers, Beethoven’s Flemish roots and the world’s oldest carillon school.

Jenever kopie
society Derek Blyth
11 min reading time

Don’t Worry, Be Hasselt

On a trip to the capital of the Belgian province of Limburg, Derek Blyth finds comforting food, innovative architecture and 25 places to be happy.

Jaarmarkt a 1932 stad Vilvoorde min
society Derek Blyth
15 min reading time

Horsing Around in Vilvoorde

Derek Blyth discovers a monument to an English martyr, a traditional horsemeat restaurant and a waterfront that looks like Brooklyn.

Peloton cafe
society Derek Blyth
14 min reading time

Gear Up For Oudenaarde

Derek Blyth discovers a battlefield that shaped European history, a cafe dedicated to cycle racing and a tapestry with a secret message.

Zimmertoren Jubelklok c Visit Lier min
society Derek Blyth
14 min reading time

The Sweet Pleasures of Lier

Derek Blyth discovers a wedding that changed history, the world’s most complex clock and some of life’s sweet pleasures.

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