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.
Marvelous architecture can be found across Flanders, especially the historical buildings in cities such as Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven and Ypres.
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.
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.
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