The “smallest town” on earth, Durbuy, is just 2 hours from Brussels. With a population of 500, Durbury has maintained its charming medieval setting, another Belgium village to relax and enjoy the beauty of history. The city’s first castle was built around 889, awarded “city” status in 1331. Today its pedestrian streets are narrow, flowered and cobbled, winding between the old bluestone homes and buildings, attracting tourists to its shops, fine restaurants and hotels. In December, the streets are alive with Christmas markets. Adventurists can also kayak or raft the Ourthe River that passes through the city. Must-see Durbuy attractions include the Topiary Park, The Belvedere, The Confiturerie Saint-Amour, and with a last thirst-quenching stop at the Marckloff Brewery.
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4.5 based on 659 reviews
Plenty of parking lots to choose from, even a shuttle bus from one of them to take you right into town. We spent a couple of hours enjoying the Topiary Garden which was beautiful, followed by a wander through the lovely cobbled streets with beautiful shops and delightful restaurants. You can do a self guided walking tour through the town. Perfect for a day trip, longer if you want to take advantage of the many local outdoor activities.
4.5 based on 89 reviews
During our weekend in Durbuy, we made a point of visiting this great place. The bar is decorated like a real pirate ship, floor-to-ceiling! Take your time to take it all in: the better you look, the more you see! The staff is extraordinarily friendly and the music immediately sets the mood for a chat and a drink. I was not blown away by the rum, as it was mostly basic rum with very sweet syrups added to it. Not a place for rum-lovers, but the perfect place to relax after a long day.
We were a rather large group and the bar is pretty small, so we had to split up to sit down, so be prepared if you want to come here with your whole squad ;-)
We'll definitely come back!
4 based on 230 reviews
On the other side of the Old Town of Durbuy, discover this great boxwood garden. It consists of 250 sculptures on an area of 1 hectare. The Terrace gives you a view of the entire park and the castle above.
4 based on 142 reviews
Radhadesh, in a wonderful location is well worth a visit. The guided tour was excellent and informative giving a real insight into Hare Krishna. The castle has been wonderfully restored with a small bakery and quite large shop with everything Indian. We returned in the evening and enjoyed a delicious vegetarian thali in the restaurant.
4 based on 155 reviews
This theme park is a giant labyrinth of maize, located in a village next Durbuy « the smallest town in the world». Since then, every summer, the design of the Labyrinth and animations of actors change en fonction a new topic. Shows, riddles and spells of laughter will be present in all the alleyways, in which some 65 000 visitors will have come to play the game of being lost.
This is not to be missed for children and adults alike. Finding your way through acres of corn stalks high as a man is really entertaining. There are quizzes to help you find your way (English included) + little shows featuring live Peter Pan characters for the children.
Be ready to spend at minimum 2 hours in the maze. There is a snack bar at the center, but you can bring your own food and drink. Comfortable shoes are recommended. No heels or you'll sink into the wood chips covering the ground. Outside the maze area, there are smaller mazes, one made of doors that you need to push. An additional educational area features a small maze of wild flowers.
3.5 based on 378 reviews
The company Durbuy Adventure is specialised in the organisation of sport activities for groups (schools, families, companies) in the Belgian Ardennes. A wide choice of programs with quad, mountain bike, kayak, canoe, rafting, golf, team building, sensation, challenger trail, via ferrata, climbing and abseiling, helicopter, treasure pursuit, adventure weekend, survival weekend.
We had an absolutely brilliant afternoon in Adventure Valley and every single one of our party had great fun from first moment to last.
The Acrobranche Obstacle course of high wires through the trees was excellent and there was a course of appropriate difficulty for everyone from easy to downright challenging! The instructors were really good and very helpful to the inevitable few that got stuck! It is very safe so long as you follow the procedures you are taught and once you get the hang of it it is really enjoyable.
The ziplining was also really popular with our group and the kids and adults alike really got a lot out of it. Its really relaxing actually as you zip through the forest.
The playground was a huge hit with the kids, lots of high slides, swings, a bouncy castle style jump and a massive rope/netted path. Our lot had such a good time there too, not just in the forest.
The cafe is excellent too with really nice food and massive helpings. It has a full bar to relax in afterwards and a nice terraced area to sit on if the weather allows.
A truly fantastic day out for kids and adults like, its great to see them active and out in the fresh air.
I cannot praise the staff highly enough, they really added to our day. A wonderful place to visit and we'd highly recommend it.
4 based on 41 reviews
The monuments itself are in what you can expect from some neolithic "stone collections".
There is zero explanation at the various sites.
Consider it a nice short walk while having the opportunity to have a look at these "old stones".
The museum is not free but cost is small but then again the museum is also small.
4 based on 33 reviews
Adventure, cave climbing, Via Ferrata! Abseilen, Deathride All the guides speak French, Duth and English
The guys from LPM are friiendly, professional and have good gear. They know the saferty rules and impose them, yet challenge you to get the best out of yourself. The biking tour was very nice, beautiful tracks, good combination of hard, steep and relaxed. Nice lunch in between on the banks of the river. Also good kayaking possible with different lenghts and rapids.
4 based on 22 reviews
The ISKCON Radhadesh Chateau complex, is also a place for learning ancient Hindu Vedic literature. It houses a College where higher studies are imparted to students who come from across Europe.
Traditional Hindu culture is also evident from the nice pure vegetarian food served at the restaurant and traditional clothes available on sale in the complex
4 based on 18 reviews
I used to be a member there but moved to a club closer to my place!
The quality of the course is still great and the first 9 were fantastic as it was really hot and the trees' shadows helped a lot!
The green fee is ok and the buggy is only 15€...
Nature and landscapes are outstanding and it is perfect to relax and challenge your skills!
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