Province of Liège

Provinces of Wallonia
Hainaut - Liège - Luxembourg - Namur - Walloon Brabant 
Cities & towns in the Province of Liège
Liège - The center of Wallonia's biggest aglomeration, this city on the Meuse river is the region's main center for education, employement and culture. Though it has a rough, industrial edge, it is also a city of many surprises. Those who take their time to explore it will discover over a 1000 years of history in its winding backstreets. They will also discover a lively city with an almost mediterranean atmosphere and active nightlife.

Population: 197,355 Aglomeration; +/- 500,000
Provinces of Wallonia 
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By Ruben Alexander

Bike ride to Borgloon

BELGIUM – One Sunday, when it was exeptionally nice weather, I decided to cross one more town from my list of Belgian towns I haven’t visited yet: Borgloon. To do this, I cycled north along the N20 from Liège to Tongeren, where I turned west on to the N79 to Sint-Truiden. I didn’t make many…

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By Ruben Alexander

Suburban Liège and the Hesbay (1)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Suburban Liège and the Hesbay

BELGIUM – Situated in the steep-sided valley of the Meuse river, the city of Liège lies at the meeting points of several distinct regions. To the north and west, the craggy landscape surrounding the valley merges with the plateau of the Hesbaye, an empty agricultural region of more gradual hills. The extensive suburbs of Liège…

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By Ruben Alexander

Under the High Viaduct

BELGIUM – I have long found the region of eastern Belgium just south of the Dutch border, and just west of the German border, to be particularly interesting. So close to the Netherlands, yet so different, this empty land of hills and old villages seems like time stood still, and feels strangely mysterious to me….

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By Ruben Alexander

The Original Spa

BELGIUM – Hidden in the wooded hills of the eastern Ardennes, lies the backdrop for stories by Aghatha Christie, a town where the rich and famous (including kings, queens, tsars and tsarinas) used to meet on their holidays. That town is Spa, the place that gave us the word for all resorts with thermal springs….

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By Ruben Alexander

The Real Limburg

BELGIUM – Limburg is the name of two provinces, one in the Netherlands, and the other in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Neither has much to do with the historic Duchy of Limburg, which was an independent country from the 10th to 18th centuries. Most of the Duchy of Limburg lay to the south…

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By Ruben Alexander

The Far East of Belgium

BELGIUM – It is well known that Belgium is divided into two roughly equal parts: Dutch-speaking Flanders in the north and French-speaking Wallonia in the south. But it is less known that a small part in the east of the Walloon province of Liège is German speaking. Part of an area nowadays simply called Ostbelgien,…

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