Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels Is Charming

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Jun 20, 2023 @
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Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels

Cinquantenaire Park Brussels:

This post wraps up our lovely visit to Belgium. We had fun in Bruges. We certainly liked Brussels a lot, and we loved Ghent.  One of the places in Brussels that is easily overlooked is the Parc du Cinquantenaire or Jubelpark.  It is a national landmark. The name translates to mean “Park of the fiftieth anniversary”. It was built to celebrate 50 years of Belgian independence during the reign of Leopold II.

The Cinquantenaire Park is located close to the European Quarter, where the E.U council and all the other important buildings are. We found the park one day as we were coming out of the Central train station. There is an arch that is impressive from afar (looked like Berlin’s Bradenburg gate). We thought we’d investigate.


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Cinquatenaire gate in Brussels and the park itself, along with the museum should definitely be on any Brussels itinerary.

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Visit Bruges – Just like in the movie!

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Last Updated: Bruges: Visit Bruges on a trip to Belgium! Consider it good advice. Sure it’s touristy, but it’s still worth seeing. On our vacation to the beautiful little country that is Belgium, that l highlighted on my previous post, we visited Bruges on a fun day trip from Brussels. I first heard of Bruges …

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Why Ghent Is A Must Visit in Belgium

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This is why Ghent is a must visit in Belgium.I really, really liked Bruges, but Ghent?! I am totally, completely in love with the city. In all honesty, it seems most people either love one or the other. The difference is like saying you prefer 5 fluffy pancakes topped with 20 cut-up strawberries, slathered in …

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Brussels Belgium Top Highlights (Must See Places)

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I’ve wanted to visit Brussels for over twenty years! Imagine that! Ever since l discovered the Muscles from Brussels, also known as Jean Claude Van Damme :-). Who can forget him in classics like Lionheart and Bloodsport, among others? I appreciate all my golden oldies B action movie stars. Anyhow, I’m not sure why it …

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Why Fear Should Have Your ears, Not Your Balls & Podcast

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Updated: Sep 19, 2019 @

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You don’t want to miss gorgeous sites like this if you can help it.

Why fear should have your ears, not your balls you ask? I will do my best to explain why. With the recent events that have happened not just in western countries like Brussels and Paris but also in far-flung third world countries such as Ivory Coast, Kenya and  Istanbul.


It would be impossible to say that fear is not at the forefront of every traveler’s thoughts. We are only human. To us and hopefully to you, life is still a precious thing. The same thing can not be said for the cowardly terrorists that are sprouting up like weeds all over the world.

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