The smaller Béguinage (Klein Begijnhof van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyen) in Violettenstraat in the southeast part of the city dates back to 1234, when it was founded by Johanna of Constantinople and her sister Maria. The present day site with its cottages around a large tree-lined lawn has remained unchanged since the 17th C.
The former House of Commons has 29 floors and is 114 metres high - it is thus Bonn's highest building. The Bonn people still call it Langer Eugen after the then President of Parliament Eugen Gerstenmeier.
The scupltor Hubertus von Pilgrim began work on the two metre high bronze head in 1981. The head of the former mayor of Cologne and first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany stands on a low bronze base.
Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic orphanage, this museum tell the history of Amsterdam through its vast collection of art and artifacts from medieval times to the present.
For more than two years Anne Frank and her family lived in the annex of the building at Prinsengracht 263 where Anne’s father, Otto Frank, also had his business. The Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer hid there with them.
The Artificial Light in Art Centre houses a range of paintings, sculptures and works of art which focus on artificial light. There is all sorts to see in this unusual museum, from light bulbs and neon to black light and strip lighting. The museum continues the light theme which flows throughout the city, thanks largely to the role of the Philips museum over the decades.
The 6 ha archaeological park with its life-size reconstitution, located in the natural zone of the Parc du Héron, relates the habitat evolution in the North of France, from the Neolithic to the late Middle Ages.
The Atomium was originally built for the 1958 World Fair and since its construction it has become the symbol of Belgium. The 102-metre-tall steel and aluminum structure is meant to be a symbol of the atom concept, increased by 165 billions times!
The Expressionist painter August Macke lived in this Classical house on the Borheimer with his family from 1911 onwards. His studio is to be found in the attic: this is the place where over 350 of his works originated.
Featuring two chapels - the ground floor St Basil's Chapel dating from the 1100s and the ‘upstairs' one housing the Relic of the Holy Blood. Includes a museum, whose centrepiece is the bejewelled gold and silver Shrine of the Holy Blood
The Begijnhof is an enclosed courtyard dating from the early 14th century. The beautiful houses overlook its well-kept green garden, include the Amsterdam's oldest surviving house Het Houten Huis dating from around 1420.
The Belgian Comic Strip Centre is housed in a charming art nouveau building designed by the creator of Lucky Luke, Spirou, the Smurfs and Gaston Lagaffe - Victor Horta. In the museum you will see how cartoons are made, learn about production techniques and see antique cartoon strips of many recognisable characters.
The collections of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum span the periods from the Middle Ages up to the present day with old art, prints and drawings, decorative arts and modern art all represented. Old masters such as Rubens and Rembrandt are present alongside modern European artists including Dali and Magritte.
The Garden has always played a major role in the coordination of floristic research in Belgium and Europe. The participation in the publication of a distribution atlas of the flora of Belgium and Luxembourg, long before the same type of works appeared in other European countries, was a culminating point.
The Belfry tower is no less than 83 metres high! On your way to the top you will discover the old treasury room, an impressive clock mechanism and a carillon with 47 bells. After 366 steps, your athletic efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking view of Bruges and its surrounding countryside.