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... display, which paired nicely with the video we watched yesterday in Ghent's belfry on bell founding.
Our next stop was the Steen, with its statue of Antwerp's mischievous imp Lange Wapper out front (though my impression of it was a bit cruder than that). We wanted to hit the old printing house and museum, but got there too close to closing to make it worth paying to go in, so we contented ourselves with poking around the gift shop.
... You can look stuff up on the internet, check reviews on trip-advisor and do most things online. But wandering around and exploring remains purely experiential. We went out exploring this morning, took in the MOOF (an exhibition of cartoons and cartoon production in Belgium). A great little exhibition with some of our favourite European cartoons; Tin Tin, Asterisk and Obelisk, the Smurfs. As well as some unknown to us but pretty amazing; Franquin and a very cool ...
... Wonderful, for a budget hotel, such a great location! We set out pretty quickly to see the sights. A few steps away was the Grand Place, one of the most stunning market squares in Europe I would say. We stood looking up, almost with jaws dropping at the amazing buildings all around. Very impressive! I had visited Brussels once when I was 17 with Mum and Dad in the winter, I only remember seeing it at night when we arrived on our bus tour. All of the ...
... the brewing process. I am a very big Belgian Beer fanatic so this was certainly a memorable highlight of the trip for me. The Moortgat family began their brewing business over a century ago and has worked tirelessly to perfect it's usage of hops, yeast, and barley to generate a world renown top shelf beer. The tour guide within the brewery was very well educated and had walked us through the entire plant from ...
... first legal beer in a bar where everyone was of course watching the Euro Cup's Spain v. France game (Spain won 1-0 to all my fellow Americans reading this who have no idea what is going on in the Euro Cup). I went to another bar tonight with a friend from Georgetown, where I again experienced the European hype and atmosphere that goes into watching soccer (or football as they call it). The fact that I am writing this at 1am after returning via Metro from this scene is ...
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Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66