FLANDERS - ART & HISTORY

Flanders is the northern Dutch-speaking half of Belgium, including cities of Ghent, Bruges, Ostende, Antwerp, Mechelne, Hasselt, Ypres, and others.

Flanders has played a key role in European history. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the wealthiest and most populated regions of Europe. The propserous taspestry weaving & lace making industries helped to create a very sophisticated culture, with impressive achievements in architecture and arts, rivaling those of northern Italy.

Flemish painting flourished from the early 15th century until the 17th century. Flanders delivered the leading painters in Northern Europe and attracted many promising young painters from neighbouring countries. These painters were invited to work at foreign courts and had a Europe-wide influence. Since the end of the Napoleonic era, Flemish painters had again been contributing to a reputation that had been set by the Old Masters. (Wikipedia) 

For "à la carte" tours please contact us. 

A la carte day tours include

  • KNOKKE & OSTENDE (seaside resorts) 
  • LIERS
  • LEUVEN
  • MECHELEN
  • OSTENDE
  • VEURNE/FURNES

For more info : http://www.visitflanders.com/en/