Belgian dining for farewell dinner

Belgian dining for farewell dinner

Before students set out for free travel on their final weekend, we enjoyed a farewell dinner in Belgian restaurant where we enjoyed traditional Flemish cuisine at a relaxed Belgian pace. An unhurried dining experience over three hours long … a real cultural experience! A nice way to wrap up our common adventures of the past weeks.

Cathedral and Ghent Altarpiece

Cathedral and Ghent Altarpiece

The massive tower of the Ghent St. Bavo cathedral is undergoing restoration. The scaffolding all the way to the top is impressive, however, in and of itself.

Inside the breathtaking cathedral we viewed the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the world’s most impressive and intriguing works of art from the middle ages (1432).

Panorama Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag

A visit to the amazing panorama, painted by Mesdag. It’s an 360 degree canvas depicting the beach near The Hague. You stand in the center and enjoy the optical illusion that you’re literally standing on a nearby dune. One of the world’s finest panoramas.

Delft

Delft

The Nieuwe Kerk of Delft is where the Royal Family has been buried through the centuries. Central to in the impressive church is the mausoleum of William the Silent, the Father of the Fatherland. Students are seen standing in front of it.