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New Museum Opens in Brussels

The Musée Fin-de-Siècle opens its doors on December 6, 2013, to showcase the art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which was the heyday for Art Nouveau in Brussels. The museum offers an interdisciplinary look at creativity during the period, thanks to the collaboration of several institutions, including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, the Royal more »

5 (more) things to do in Brussels with kids

We don’t want to brag, but we wrote the book on Brussels with kids. Really, you can find it on Amazon! But what with all the publishing and globetrotting excitement of the past year, we realize we haven’t been too proactive about updating All Over the Map’s Brussels section. So here, at long last, is more »

The Royal Palace in Brussels is open to the public

Each year, the Royal Palace in Brussels is open to the public for a short time while the royal family takes a holiday. This year, the palace will be free and open for visitors from August 1 until September 8. The massive palace was commissioned by Leopold II in the 19th century and completed in more »

Review of Brussels with Kids on Wandering Educators

Well here’s a nice thing to wake up to on a Monday morning! A very nice review of our ebook, Brussels with Kids, on Wandering Educators.

A new e-book, and a new website, about family travel to Belgium

– Chocolate. Comic books. Underground palaces. Cobblestone streets. All in a modern city that’s right in the heart of Europe. Brussels is simply a can’t-miss family destination. All Over the Map launches Brussels with Kids, a new e-book guide to Belgium especially for families. Véronique Autphenne and Paige Conner Totaro have written an information-packed, user-friendly more »

Antwerp Bicycle Culture: A photo essay

We arrived in Antwerp on a sunny Wednesday afternoon and were immediately struck by the number of bikes crowding the wide bike lanes. People of all ages, including kids, were heading home either for their lunch break or, in the case of the children, because they are off from school every Wednesday afternoon. If you more »

5 Things to Do in Antwerp with Kids

It’s hard not to feel the energy of this busy port city. It boasts a beautiful medieval center and has recently undergone major renovations, with more green space, fantastic bike paths, a revived riverfront, and new museums like the upcoming Red Star Line Museum. It has so much to offer families, it may be hard more »

Foreign Field Trip Faux-Pas: A mortifying travel tale

Hmmm, I thought, this is either a particularly well-behaved class, or there’s some truth to that annoying “European children are better behaved” theory.  Then why did these chaperones have the same bleary-eyed weary look that befalls all of their American counterparts?  Let me introduce Raphael… From the get-go, it was clear Raphael was the class more »

Our latest e-book

We are thrilled to announce the release of our e-book, Brussels with Kids, a guidebook for families traveling to the European capital. With added bonus - a comic book just for the kids by illustrator Sharon Emerson!

Brussels with Kids

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