For just three weeks each year the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are open to the public. King Leopold II had the greenhouses constructed adjacent to the royal palace as a “little winter garden”. This little garden encloses plants from all over the world beneath 270,000 square feet of glass and steel. The greenhouse itself is an architectural jewel and the plant collection includes many rare and valuable species as well as specimens form King Leopold II’s original collection.
You will feel like you walked into a fairy tale as you explore the enchanting medieval town of Bruges, Belgium. Often called the Venice of the North, Bruges is one of Belgium’s jewels, with cobblestone streets, romantic canal views and historic architecture. The medieval center of Bruges is remarkably well preserved with vast amounts of medieval architecture including the 13th-century belfry with its 47-bell carillon that plays every fifteen minutes. Tucked among 19th cent
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Chinese Garden, Huntington Library and Gardens, CA