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Belgium – Antwerp: MAS and Red Star Line

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Antwerp has so much to offer… shopping, parks, restaurants, art galleries, the historic city center and… museums!

The coming weeks I will do three travelposts about Antwerp museums. Today I will take you to the neighbourhood ‘Eilandje’ to visit the MAS and the Red Star Line Museum…

 

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Belgium : In Flanders Fields – part II

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View towards Diksmuide and the river Yser from the roof terrace of the Yser Tower.

Last week you could read part I of my In Flanders Fields trips. This week I tell you more about a short trip I did with my youngest daughter Elizabeth on a windy Saturday at the end of July. As my husband and son went to a football match, Elizabeth and I wanted to spend our time more wisely and we went to Diksmuide.  Read about our trip to Diksmuide!

Belgium: In Flanders Fields – part I

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Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke.

I made 2 trips with the Great War as a theme. One trip I made recently with my youngest daughter Elizabeth. The other trip I made in August 2014 with my husband and my 2 youngest children.

Today I will tell you about the trip we made last year in August. As 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, I wanted to do a trip to the Westhoek, the part of Belgium that suffered most during the Great War. I thought it was important for our 2 youngest children to join us, as I wanted to make them aware what happened 100 years ago and which part our country played in this war the whole world was affected by. Read more about our daytrip to Ypres and surroundings!