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    13 July 2021

    Summer recos from the THoMers: top 10 places to visit

    For you to get inspired this summer: a top 10 of places to visit, tested and approved by our THoMers.

     

    Summer recos from the THoMers: top 10 places to visit

     

    #1 Kruidtuin botanical garden

    📍 Kapucijnenvoer 30, 3000 Leuven

     

    #greenery #garden #summerwalk 

     

    The botanical garden in Leuven is the oldest one in Belgium. Built in the 1700s, it continues to attract tourists from all over the world. Plant lovers and those who are into romantic walks will definitely enjoy this place.

     

    There is a wide range of plants on display, including herbs, medicinal plants and (sub)tropical species. Regular exhibitions are held in the orangery, the gatehouse and in the open air. 

     

    #2: Exposition Banksy: Genius or Vandal?

    📍 Grand Place 5, 1000 Brussels

     

    What seduced us?

    • The impressive reproductions and contextualization of street art pieces 
    • The experience of a multisensory artistic immersion  

     

    #3: Blikfabriek

    📍 Krugerstraat 232, 2660 Antwerp

     

    What seduced us?

    • The diversity of the activities: football, climbing, racing and skating  
    • The local cafe, Cantin, located in a cozy green setting 

    #4: Museum MAS

    📍 Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerp

     

    What seduced us?

    • The architecture and location of the building 
    • The great view from the rooftop  

     

    #5: Magritte Museum

    📍 Place Royale 1, 1000 Brussels

     

    What seduced us?

    • The collection of Margritte's most famous and well-known art pieces  
    • The remarkable stories about the artist explained by passionate guides of the museum 

     

    #6: Villa Empain

    📍 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, 1050 Brussels

     

    What seduced us?

    • The impressive art deco architecture 
    • The garden and terrace with a large pool 
    • The temporary exhibitions, workshops for kids & summer parties (in August) 

     

    #7: Havenhuis Antwerpen

    📍 Zaha Hadidiplein 1, 2030 Antwerp

     

    What seduced us?

    • The extraordinary architecture  
    • The interesting explanations about the past, present and future of the port of Antwerp 
    • The impressive views of the city and the port 

     

    #8: Leie yachting

    📍 Goubaulaan 2, 9031 Drongen

     

    What seduced us?

    • The forest and houses on the water 
    • The well-organized routes to take by boat

    #9: Park at Tervuren

    📍 Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren 

     

    What seduced us?

    • The beautiful historical monuments 
    • The Africa museum 

     

    #10: Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville 

    📍 Rue de l'Abbaye 55, 1495 Villers-la-Ville

     

    What seduced us?

    • The incredible ecclesiastical architecture  
    • The meditative trail or other well-indicated walks in the neighborhood 
    • The plays and concerts that are held during summer 
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