Top things to do

International in Verviers

La Seigneurie

Quite a few Verviers restaurants deal in no-frills Greek/Belgian/North African combinations, with couscous royal alongside pork skewers and steak frites. This modishly redecorated spot sees the boss benevolently gre…
Museum in Verviers

Centre Touristique de la Laine et de la Mode

Within an 1803 former wool-processing mill, this audio-guided visit details the rise and fall of Verviers’ cloth industry and explains the well-preserved industrial equipment, from old wool combs to mechanical spinn…
Greek in Verviers

Eau 1725

Flavours are Greek but with a French twist here; stews are particularly tasty. There's no hint of faux-Hellenic statuary in this tastefully updated 18th-century townhouse with extra seating in an atmospheric brick-v…
Sweets in Verviers

Jean-Philippe Darcis

The tea room of one of Belgium’s foremost chocolatiers, famed particularly for his macarons (a gift box of 24 will set you back €35). It’s between Place Verte and Place du Marché on Verviers' central shopping street…
Pub Food in Verviers

La Boule Rouge

Popular rustic-style café with a half-timbered frontage, people-watching terrace, a wide range of beers and food that’s good and inexpensive. It’s between Place Verte and Place du Martyr.
Belgian in Verviers

Le Quai des Artistes

This classic corner brasserie facing the theatre has had a suave makeover and offers an impressive range of Belgo-French food. Good for a calm drink too.
Gallery in Verviers

Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Céramique

If you can catch it open, pop in to see this small but high-quality collection of 14th- to 19th-century paintings and remarkable ceramics.
Architecture in Verviers

Place du Marché

At the centre's eastern end, Vervier's most attractive little square is dominated by a stately town hall, with cobbled Mont du Moulin descending photogenically past ivy-draped and half-timbered buildings to the nort…
Village in Verviers


If you’re driving to Eupen, detour from Dolhain to this unusually well-preserved hill-citadel village (9km from Verviers) with its oversized church and extraordinarily uneven cobblestones in its long, picturesque ma…
Live Music in Verviers

Spirit of 66

One of Belgium’s foremost venues for blues-rock gigs, with a knack for finding and re-presenting half-forgotten former greats whose stars have passed…rather like Verviers itself. There's something on more days than …