Two Belgian attractions among the best in the world


2016 promises to be an extraordinary year in the field of art, architecture and parks. According to the Agrotis Travel ranking, two Belgian attractions are among the 25 most exciting global openings this year, namely the La Boverie Museum in Liège and the 'Holy Food Market’ in Ghent.

The inhabitants of Liège have much to be proud of their city. With its significant advances in architecture, design and cuisine, the city of Liège is considered one of the best tourist destinations in 2016. The upcoming opening of La Boverie, scheduled May 5, also represents significant progress in art. This tourist attraction from Liège will serve both as a Fine Arts museum and as an exhibition center of international importance. The first exhibition will be called "Outdoor" and will reveal the relationship between the man and his environment from the 18th to the 20th century. It will exhibit works by names such as Renoir, Monet, Manet, Evenepoel, Pissarro, Cézanne, Van Gogh or Boudin.

Next fall, the Ghent residents will attend the opening of a gastronomic wonderland in a unique venue: a chapel built in the 16th century. Indeed, the Baudeloo Abbey in Ghent will be converted into a covered market under the name of 'Holy Food Market'. This concept, likely to lavish all types of gourmands, will offer a wide range of culinary possibilities under its vaulted ceilings. A dozen food shops, along with a restaurant and a bar will be open to satisfy one’s hunger and thirst. The central nave of the chapel will be converted in rest area with seating to eat or drink in peace.