10 of the best things to do in Belgium: readers’ travel tips
Boring Belgium? ‘No’, say our tipsters, who have explored art nouveau in Brussels, kayaked in the Ardennes – and even stayed at a bowel hotel
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This chapel/art installation by Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh is modelled on the traditional village church, but constructed from horizontal steel plates so that from some angles, it appears solid, while from others it dissolves into the landscape. We visited on a bitterly cold December day, with snow still on the ground, but were awed by the beauty and tranquillity of the spot (in Limburg province). A quasi-religious experience, or simply a very pretty hidden treasure.