Tours from Amsterdam with a 8 passenger van. A combination of driving and walking. Tours are fully customizable and you will decide the tempo. Off the beaten tracks. Small groups and a lot of personal attention. Flanders Belgium: Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and first World War battle fields. This is no 'drive-by' tour. Twelve hours touring. To Bruges is a three hour's drive. Best to stay overnight in Bruges or Ghent and enjoy these cities when the balance between tourists and local residents is perfect. This is no 'drive-by' tour. At least twelve hours touring. Maybe too far away for a day trip. Best to stay an overnight in Bruges or Ghent. (Price per group, max 8)
Suggestions and ideas are: Ghent is the famous Flemish town, with lots of monuments on the UNESCO heritage list.
Brussels is the Belgian and European capital.
But most picturesque is Bruges, a wonderful town from the Middle Ages.
Ieper is base for exploring the First World War battlefields. First by visiting the ‘In Flanders Fields Museum‘. Vladslo Soldatenfriedhof, German cemetery of 25,644 soldiers. The Menin Gate to attend the Last Post ceremony and it contains the names of 54,896 soldiers. Tyne Cot War Cemetery lies on British soil and it is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in the world. Located near Passchendaele, famous for its battle by Australian, Canadian, British and New Zealand divisions.
'In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row'.
John McCrae (1872-1918)
Another famous Belgian battlefield is Waterloo near Brussels!