5 based on 341 reviews
Fly a real Boeing 737 simulator. European Flight Simulator is an adventure for everybody, even if you have no experience at all. You'll have the opportunity to live an unique and unforgettable experience. After 30 minutes of briefing, you'll take place in the simulator, with a professional pilot by your side to assist you during the flight.
After a 30 minutes briefing to learn the basics of flying, you take place in a "real" cockpit, ready for your first take-off. The instructor is helping you with the secondary commands, give you the right tips to take off, and a bunch of instructions during the flight. After a first landing, I made a second take-off and after a few minutes flight, a barrel (all the alarms of the plane were beeping ! ), followed by another approach of Brussel International. This was really nice ! The instructors are really helping, and giving good advices.
One negative point is the video they suggest you to buy 25€. I bought it and i'm disappointed, as the quality is not that good and you get better view plan from inside the plane (if you have a passenger with you in the plane)
5 based on 1 reviews
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The experience was incredible, I have the opportunity to fly at another center before but it was a fixed base trainer with no motion. This experience was an whole other story, you real feel the acceleration, the air underneath your wings and the turbulences or bumps on ground…. I really was excepting that much fun…
4 based on 12 reviews
This museumn is devoted to the battle of Ligny 17th June 1815, the Prussians suffered a clear defeat here , 16000 casualties , the French 12000 ; the scale of the slaughter at Ligny was appalling. Before visiting the Museum take a walk through the town to the Farm of En Haut , this formidable defensive structure changed hands several times during the battle. It was fiercely defended by the Prussians. The Museum contains maps , models ( a very good model of En Haut ) & artefacts picked up on the battlefield. During my tour of the Waterloo Battlefields this was my favourite museum. Check the opening times before visiting.
4.5 based on 310 reviews
Villers Abbey (abbaye de Villers) is an ancient Cistercian abbey located near the town of Villers-la-ville, 50 minutes from Brussels. Founded in 1146, the abbey was abandoned in 1796. Most of the site has since fallen into ruins.
The Cistercian abbey of Villers was founded in 1146 and flourished particularly in the thirteenth (first golden age) and eighteenth (second golden age) century. The complex was sacked in 1789 and 1794 before permanent abandonment in 1796.
The visit starts with a small museum with touch screens and a scale model. Next up you can discover the ruins with the help of information panels and reconstruction drawings. The latter are most useful since the topography of the area has changed (construction of streets and a railroad) and several buildings have been altered or demolished (home and infirmary of the converts, dormitory of the monks).
An audio guide is available for people with a deeper interest in the history of the abbey and the life of the monks.
Three reasons to visit the site :
Villers is a fine example of a Cistercian abbey. The typical layout is easily recognizable and numerous thirteenth century structures have been preserved. Highlights include the home of the guests, the church, the refectory of the monks, the cloister and the prison.
The atmosphere is serene and peaceful despite the vicinity of a railroad and streets. You can relax in the sun with a book or enjoy a family pick nick.
The ruins are very picturesque. A lot of people seem to come here to take photos. We noticed several marriage couples, Goths and even some fashion models !
Honor and praise to management and staff for their efforts to make the site accessible for disabled people (installation of lifts) and for their language skills (multilingual audio guide, shopkeeper fluent in dutch) !
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Went here for team-building activity.
The tour in the brewery was superb, you see when people are proud and engaged about there installation and when they surprise you with their huge knowledge on the beer topic.
The tasting and food afterwards was also superb and from a higher standing.
The farm is hidden in the fields but certainly worth a visit
4.5 based on 307 reviews
UNESCO World HeritageTo the South of Charleroi (Belgium), the Bois du Cazier has become a place of life and meetings set against a background of industrial heritage. Situated in the hollow of a setting of greenery, this architectural whole, crowned by two head frames, is encircled by three slagheaps which are ideal places for walks.Scene of a terrible mining disaster, the Bois du Cazier is a mmuseum route devoted to coal, steel and glass includes three sites: the 8th August area, the Industry Museum and the Glass Museum.
We had some time to kill while waiting for a connecting from the airport (CRL) and this was one of the few attractions in the area (not to mention one open on a Sunday). We spent approximately three hours here and enjoyed the experience.
We traveled from the airport using the bus to Charleroi South train station (stop to the extreme left as you exit the airport), and then got a taxi to the museum (were we doing this again, we would have got a taxi straight there). The drive itself isn't fantastic - Charleroi isn't renowned for it's beauty or wealth - but it was quick.
The museum itself is modern and beautiful. It actually consists of three museums: a museum on the industrial age machinery, a museum on glassworks and a museum on the Bois du Cazier mining accident. Each of these museums had numerous permanent exhibits. None of these exhibits will blow you away, but combined they are interesting enough to hold your attention for a few hours. The giant mine elevator shafts are also a great sight on a good day.
The industrial age machinery and mining accident parts of the museum provided info placards in Dutch, French and English (sadly the glassworks museum only provided Dutch and French). In addition, it is possible to get an audio guide for 1€ that provides some context about the museum and site. This audio guide provided in a conversational style (two people talking, with one supposed to be a former miner). I wasn't a fan of this and stopped using it after some time but other people may enjoy it.
Outside of the exhibits, the museum also provides a cafe and the obligatory gift shop. Once again, neither of these will stun you but you may pick up the odd interesting trinket.
The museum is not by itself a reason to visit Charleroi (there aren't many, it seems). However, as the title suggests it is a great option should you be killing time during a layover in Charleroi Airport (or Brussels South, as Ryanair like to refer to it). It is well enough run, sufficiently interesting and (most importantly?) close enough to the airport to warrant a visit.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Visite intéressante, certaines parties sont d'ailleurs très agréables et pédagogiques, l'ensemble se suit avec plaisir ! Pour des visiteurs amateurs, c'est top, pour les autres, cela reste une vulgarisation de très haut niveau si vous voulez TOUT lire !
5 based on 41 reviews
I wanted to surprise a friend of mine who came to visit me from the UK, but it was very last minute. I called him around 5pm to arrange something the day after. He went out of his way to look at a possible time (weather wasn't going to be good) and agreed to do this (even though I suspect he actually did not have much time that day).
We ended up being incredibly lucky - or he just really knows how to read weather maps - and we went on a great tour with him. Even though he must be doing this for quite a while, his enthusiasm and passion for flying really makes the flight worthwhile (on top of the obviously thrilling in-the-air-experience of course). Because there wasn't too much activity on the base, he even showed us what a helicopter can do when we came back: 360, up, down, back, left, right, very fast,... Honestly, could not have wished for a more kind, experienced and enthusiastic pilot!! The bubbles at the end were the perfect end to a perfect experience.
If you're thinking of a helicopter ride in Belgium, this would be my number 1 pick!
3.5 based on 12 reviews
Visited this site as we stopped off in Spy for a quick bite to eat. This is Spy's tourist attraction and is a little wooded area that will take about 10 minutes to walk to from the free carpark. The actual cave is not that big but has a plaque on it to tell you what was found here.
The wooded area is very p;lesasent and it contains some very attractive wooden climbing frames that will keep children interested.
3.5 based on 7 reviews
Parc d'attractions avec grande plaine de jeux destinée à tous les âges et créée au fil des années par son directeur. Ferme pédagogique, parcours santé, espace multisports, zones pique-nique, coin barbecue (sur réservation), taverne et petite restauration, etc...Ouvert les mercredis, vendredis, samedis, dimanches et jours fériés.
Organisation de multiples activités. Le parc, situé dans une zone rurale entre Charleroi et Namur, est bordé par une rivière, la Biesme.
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