One or more of the many museums in the Ardennes should be a mandatory stop during your stay. History, culture and art, science,... Nourish your hunger for knowledge! Liège or Namur? Or one of the smaller cities in the region, like Bouillon, Bastogne, Spa or Malmedy? There are many unique museums in the Ardennes, some of them really typical for the area.
The Abbey of Stavelot is a wonderful building just next to the river Amblève. Three museums are located inside the building. Besides the art expositions, you can also admire cool cars.
Aquarium-Museum of Liege[Province of Liège]
Come and discover the water world in the centre of Liege. People of all ages will be impressed by this colourful world.
Liege Archeoforum[Province of Liège]
Enter the bowels of the Place Saint Lambert in Liège and discover the fabulous history of this exceptional place, which is the Archeoforum of Liège!
Through videos and slideshows on giant screens, animated models of the fortress and fascinating voices and music, you will relive the great adventure of the Crusades at the Archeoscope Godfrey of Bouillon.
Christmas cribs from all over the world and in many different sizes and materials are shown in the Arskrippana Museum in Bullange at the edge of the Belgian Ardennes. The museum was founded in 1975 and is a great spot to get into the Christmas mood.
The Perfume Studio Guy Delforge, unique in Northern Europe, explains the many delicate stages of the perfume production process. All this takes place in the Namur citadel, on the edge of the Belgian Ardennes.
The Bastogne War Museum in Bastogne is located just next to the world famous Mardasson Memorial. The museum tells the story of the Second World War, and more specifically of the Battle of the Bulge.
Baugnez 44 Historical Center[Province of Liège]
Baugnez 44 Historical Center commemorates the massacre of 84. They are honoured with the «Baugnez 44 Historical Museum». A collection of small stories and reconstructed scenes, with personal belongings of the owner, absolutely worth having a look at.
In Erezée, you can find Chocolatier Defroidmont. He makes 100% artisanal chocolates, made out of cocoa butter. Make a little detour and visit the Defroidmont Chocolate Factory to give your holiday in the Belgian Ardennes some extra flavour.
December 44 Historical Museum[Province of Liège]
The Historical Museum December '44 is completely dedicated to World War II and more specifically the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. The Belgian Ardennes has been an important battleground near the end of the war.
The Château Fort de Logne museum is located in Ferrière. Lots of documents retrace the castle''s history, you will take a journey through the particular universe of medieval fortresses and lords.
Dans les trois anciennes écoles du village, plusieurs espaces sont consacrés à l'écrivain génie Arthur Masson.
The Val Saint Lambert crystal from Liège is famous all over the world. Just next to the factory there is na little shop where art and utensils are available for sale. Guided visit are possible and you can stop by for a meal in the restaurant.
This old Ardennes farm was built around 1850 and renovated at the end of the 20th century. Delicious Ardennes ham from the 'sanglochon' (a hybrid between a wild boar and a normal pig) is being produced on the domain. Salted, smoked or dried... In the restaurant there is, of course, special emphasis put on locally produced foods.
The Fourneau Saint-Michel Domain is located in the heart of the Ardennes forest, very close to Saint-Hubert. Put the three museums, the ponds and the beautiful green environment together and you have got an impressive area waiting to be discovered.