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The smallest city in the world?
Getting lost in the medieval city of Durbuy
The medieval city of Durbuy is pretty small, so the best one of the best things to do in Durbuy is simply walk around the old town where you’ll find most of the activities in Durbuy that make it special. That said, you don’t want to miss some of the most beautiful streets in Durbuy.
It’s not possible to visit the castle as it’s privately owned and closed to the public. However, it is a delight to view from all angles!
There are a number of half timbered houses, including the famous La Halle aux Blés. However, my favorite street was the picturesque Rue Auguste Daufresne de la Chevalerie for the castle view. However, there’s a small street off it with a beautiful tower and bikes, which was my favorite to walk down.
Topiary Park (Le Parc des Topiaries)
Locally produced Wallonian beer
Getting there: Brussels to Durbuy
Durbuy is two hours each way from Brussels by train. You’re most likely going to need to transfer in Liege.
By car, Durbuy is only 1.5 hours from Brussels, making it the perfect day trip from Brussels. There’s a smaller parking lot on the edge of the city where you can park your car as there’s minimal parking in Durbuy. We combined Durbuy with a trip to the nearby Bomol market and a larger road trip through Wallonia. In fall, I highly recommend renting a car to explore this beautiful region as driving down little roads with colorful leaves is magical.