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48 Hours in Liège…

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48 Hours in Liège…

Whilst it may not get the acclaim of some of its more famous siblings, Liège is still packed with historical significance, cultural experiences and some damn good food. So, it’s a great option if you are interrailing or thinking about taking a city break.

Here’s our Penta-approved itinerary for 48 hours of leisure in Liège…

DAY 1

 

Arrive at Liège -Guillemins by train. It’s efficient, it’s better for the environment, and you’ll get to see one of Europe’s most beautiful train stations. If the weather is good, you can head to Pentahotel Liège on foot, it’s only around 2km away and should take about half an hour or so. You can start to soak up some of the city and maybe even take a little break in Parc d’Avroy on the way.

 

Ok, so now you’re at the hotel. Seeing as you’ll be in the Pentalounge for your check-in anyway, you might as well have something tasty to drink right? If you’re feeling super motivated you can already head out and start exploring the city, otherwise, you’re more than welcome to chill with us. You’ll find plenty of games and other ways to relax and unwind.

 

If you’re out and about already, you can grab something to eat in one of the city's many cafes or restaurants, but we would recommend (in our totally, utterly not at all biased opinion) that you eat with us once during your stay. We’ve got some great stuff on the menu which you can take a peek at here.

 

Now it’s time to get a little taste of the Liège nightlife. The Le Carré neighbourhood is very popular thanks to its many bars and vibrant atmosphere. Luckily for you, we’re right on the doorstep. Meaning that after a couple of Belgian beers, you can wander home in a matter of minutes.

 

DAY 2

 

First things first, it’s breakfast time. How often do you get the chance to eat a breakfast buffet? More importantly, how often to get the chance to eat Liège waffles at a breakfast buffet? Thought so.

 

After you’ve filled up your belly, it’s time to get exploring. And we’re about to burn some calories…  Montagne de Bueren is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. A 374-step staircase, it’s a bit of a climb but when you make it to the top you’ll be richly rewarded with great views of the entire city and surrounding landscape. Of all the things to do in Liège, make sure you do this one.

 

Next up, we’d recommend one of the city’s museums. There are plenty of great options including La Boverie and Aquarium Museum de Liege amongst others, but we recommend the Claud Monet Immersive Experience. It has glittering reviews and looks to be something out of the ordinary.

 

For your evening entertainment, you obviously still have the options from the previous night; Le Carré or relax and unwind at our place. Alternatively, you might consider catching some live music. Reflektor is a favourite venue of ours.

 

WHEN TO GO

 

With a little bit of extra planning, you can get the most out of your visit to Liège by coming at a particular time of year. For example, in May and October, the steps of Montagne de Bueren are covered in flowers or candles, giving them an extra special touch. In April, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, one of the most prestigious cycle races in the world is there, and July sees Liège host the major music festival Les Ardentes. Or maybe you just want to come to The Beer Lovers’ Marathon

Just make sure to stay at Pentahotel Liège.

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