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Old 11-04-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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what to do and where to go in Belgium

I've got 4 weeks in Belgium wouldn't mind seeing the sights ( bike shops) unfortunately I have to work during the week but have weekends off .

I'll be based in Nivilles

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Old 11-04-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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Totally not what you're asking, but make sure you try out the beers over there. There is a huge variety of some of the best beers in the world.

Bruges is worth a visit. Ypres, the Menin Gate, the Flanders Field Museum, plenty of WW1 sites of significance especially with so many centenary memorials and ceremonies happening.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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Beer I'm an Aussie we have beers for breakfast ,
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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In that case, simply head to the nearest bar and have a great month!
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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Don't, it's ours...

Seriously though. The WWI sights mentioned already are pretty interesting if you're into that kind of thing.
If you're more of an engineering type, there's a pretty cool boat lift at Strepy-Thieu and the "inclined plane" at Ronquires, both pretty close to Nivelles.
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If you are interested, there is an old F1-circuit in the north of Nivelles.
Nowadays it's an industrial zone and a part of the track is prohibited. But you can still see clearly where the pits used to be AND there is a long curve where you can lay your bike down if you want.
Be careful though! It's also a popular place for learner-cagers and the police station is positioned at the entrance.

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what to do and where to go in Belgium

don't forget Antwerp ;). ( also a ktm dealer nearby if you need it )
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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The main thing I want is an new Airoh Helmet so like to find a desler with good stock or otherwise I order one and get it delivered to the office .
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:11 AM   #9
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Check out the world War 2 Memorial. Big 5 sided thing. And some badass castles there too.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:55 AM   #10
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The main thing I want is an new Airoh Helmet so like to find a desler with good stock or otherwise I order one and get it delivered to the office .
There's a RAD shop in Nivelles. But I think they no longer stock Airoh. Plenty of other choices though.
http://www.rad.eu/shop.aspx?shopid=3

To be honest, I have seen fewer and fewer of the large shops in Belgium selling Airoh helmets.
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Beer I'm an Aussie we have beers for breakfast ,

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Then you would want to get to know a Belgian red.

In Antwerp, Our Lady Cathedral and then Pater's tavern 3 meters off the southeast corner. The privy was built before women came in so they gave women space on the other side of the men's. Heads up if you are shy. Love the grooves worn by foot traffic in the granite.
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I'll be based in Nivilles

cheers Mudders
IMO, the best part of Belgium is the Ardennes in the south-east corner next to Luxembourg. Bastogne is in the middle of some great twisties and scenery, which you can enjoy in a car as well as on a bike, or nearly as well.

This is the five side thing that Camper 292000 calls it.

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Old 11-11-2014, 03:52 AM   #13
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and once you are done with the sights in Belgium, take the two hour train ride to Amsterdam and get off at Centraal Station. From there you can go to the Red Light district, museums etc. Lots to do!!!
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