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Flanders, a cultural hotspot with lots of leisure opportunities

Flanders, full of history

Flanders is the birthplace of many of the world’s great artistic masters, including Pieter-Paul Rubens, Jan van Eyck, Anton van Dijck, Jacob Jordaens and the Brueghel family. It was also home to internationally-recognized modern painters Roger Raveel, René Magritte, Leon Spilliaert and James Ensor.

Lam Gods painting in Sint-Baafskathedraal, Ghent - Belgium

Marvelous architecture can be found across Flanders, especially the historical buildings of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.

Bruges by night

Sports, leisure and hobbies abound

Chances are, if you live in one of the main cities of Flanders (and in many of the small towns too), you’ll be right around the corner from an abundance of museums, galleries, theaters and cinemas. Countless cafes and fine restaurants featuring exquisite cuisine are common.

City of Mechelen - Flanders-Belgium

Football and cycling are the most popular sports of Flanders, but a diverse range of sports clubs open their doors to members of all ages and backgrounds. Other popular sports include ice hockey, basketball, tennis, rugby, rowing, fencing, golf, ballet, martial arts and many more.

Cycling

Ready for a well-deserved break? You have endless options if you live in Flanders! You’re just a hop, skip or a jump away from:

  • the countryside
  • the beach
  • a weekend getaway in London, Paris or Amsterdam
  • an Alpine skiing trip
  • a holiday in the Mediterranean

Map of Flanders with nearby capitals and travel time

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