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“Nice place for a short trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town of Durbuy

Old Town of Durbuy
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Durbuy
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Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice place for a short trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

very cosy, a lot of restaurants of high quality, also some interesting out side activities, only remark not really for people with walking handicap. A pitty that visiting castle isn't possible without an appointment.

Visited August 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Stunning walk around smallest city in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Durbuy is about 1hr 40 from Brussels
What an amazing quaint city Durbuy is. Park the car outside the city (about 5 mins walk into centre) Walked along the river watching the Kayakers. Its 12 Euro per person to Kayake and they pick you up with a bus when you finished down the river. You are welcome to also take dogs on the kayake trip. River is very shallow and slow flowing. Safe for young children.
Ate a fabulous lunch at restaurant 1331. Fresh trout with stingy nettle butter.

Its a typical medeival town with lots of history and lots to see. Such as the tiny church, Chateau, gardens, quaint shops and a few bars.

City has been kept immacualte. Wear flat shoes as all the streets are cobbled.

Took a drive up to the tower to see the whole area.

They make local beer and have local jams, and ham to try.

People are very friendly.

Visited July 2014
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Aarhus, Denmark
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124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Durbuy is a very charming city with lots of old houses and cobbled streets. It has a very nice city center with many (maybe too many) restaurants.

Visited July 2014
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Berkeley, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“quaint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The old town is small ( 10 - 12 streets) and very walkable. The town is very pretty with lovely flowers and cafes. It's a great place for an afternoon stroll and a coffee or Belgian/Liege Waffle.

There is a antique outdoor market on Sunday morning that adds a lot of life to the main square.

If you stay the night, you will experience a very quiet town as many people are only visiting for the day.

Visited May 2014
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Surf City USA
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356 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
“Over The Hills & Through The Woods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Belgians must love this tiny, out-of-the-way place, because it is jammed with tourists. They do a good job of marketing themselves as the Smallest City in the World (although more than 8,000 live in the area nowadays). There has been something on this site since as least the 13th century. A kind of fairytale collection of medieval buildings & shops has accumulated over the years. We thought it was interesting, but a miniature version of a zillion old towns all over Europe. It didn't help that it is far off the beaten path (although the "path" once you get there is pretty well beaten). Lots of touristy things to do like putt-golf, camping, fishing, swimming, walking, shopping for tat.

Visited June 2014
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