Enjoy a relaxing or sporty holiday from a holiday home in Flemish Brabant. This province, full of culture and nature, is the perfect holiday destination for families, groups of friends and couples! From the Hageland in the east to the Groene Gordel in the west, Flemish Brabant has a varied landscape. The impressive city of Brussels is a prominent feature of this province. Flemish Brabant can be quite surprising, with its hilly landscape of rolling fields, meadows, forests, orchards and vineyards. Our holiday homes are located among charming villages and castles. Your holiday in Flanders is complete with a visit to the quaint, historic art and student city of Leuven, Rent a holiday home in Flemish Brabant and explore this varied province on a weekend break.
From a holiday home or apartment in Leuven you can explore this ancient university city from every side. Culture, historic buildings, magnificent monuments and quaint little squares; the charming city of Leuven has something for everyone. This city is definitely worth a visit. Leuven is, quite rightly, proud of its rich history and cultural heritage. Numerous sights remain from the past. The city has four abbeys: Keizersberg Abbey, Park Abbey, Vlierbeek Abbey and Saint Gertrude Abbey. These unique buildings, each with their own history, are stunning to look at. You won't be able to take it all in while on holiday in Flemish Brabant! There's a good reason why Leuven's Beguinage was recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000. This complex of buildings consists of a series of streets, squares, gardens and parks, with dozens of traditional houses and convents. A notable attraction in this city are the botanic gardens. Leuven's herb garden is the oldest in Belgium. A marvellous place to walk around while on holiday in Flemish Brabant.
Do you fancy learning a bit about the history and culture of Leuven while on holiday in Flemish Brabant? Then you should visit one of the many museums in this city. The most impressive building is Leuven's town hall. This 15th-century Gothic town hall is one of the most beautiful in Europe. If you feel peckish following all that sightseeing while visiting Leuven, you could call by one of the many eateries. You could chill at a terrace café or restaurant in the various markets and squares. From your holiday home in Flemish Brabant, Leuven is closer than ever!
Are you preparing something tasty in your holiday home in Flemish Brabant or are you going out for the evening? Whichever you choose, you will certainly enjoy some culinary delights while on holiday in Flemish Brabant. Famous beers from this region include: Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Grimbergen, Lambiek, Geuze and Kriek. Sample the various different flavours of these regional beers in a café, or enjoy a cold drink on the terrace of your own holiday home in Flemish Brabant! Try the crisp white wine from the Hageland with a regional dish such as chicory or asparagus.
A holiday home in Flemish Brabant offers plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling. The province is a magnificent backdrop for sporting activities. The Hageland, the fruit region, features orchards and vineyards, and in spring, you can enjoy the wonderful blossom! Stop off in villages such as Diest, Zoutleeuw or Tienen. In the hilly Groene Gordel you can walk or cycle through forests, meadows and castles. A 300-kilometre signposted cycle route network has been set up between Leuven and Brussels. Mountain biking is also possible, of course! You can jump on your mountain bike at your holiday home in Flemish Brabant and go explore nature. You will also find hiking trails, and no fewer than nine walks have been mapped out in and around the Sonian Forest alone! It is clear to see that you can also pursue a whole wealth of sporting activities while on holiday in Flemish Brabant. Finally, you could take the children to one of the "Provinciedomeinen": Halve Maan, Het Vinne, Huizingen or Kessel-Lo. So they, too, could experience the holiday of a lifetime while staying in a holiday home in Flemish Brabant.
The important places to visit in Flemish Brabant are the Leuven, Town Hall, Old Market Square, Neuhaus Factory Shop, and Kasteel van Beersel.
Some of the must-do activities in Flemish Brabant are:
Travelers from the UK can reach Flemish Brabant via train, bus, drive, ferry or by connecting flights.
Some of the recommended dishes in Flemish Brabant are Waterzooi, Carbonnade, Sneeuwballen, Preisoep, and Potjevleesch.
The ideal time to visit Flemish Brabant is in the months of April and May.