By Alexandre De Cardenal

Liege has today the 6th largest cargo airport in Europe and the first in Belgium. However, Liège is not sufficiently highlighted when we refer to its as being a major European metropolis. Liège is a very rich city, both on a cultural and commercial level. Its geographical location is the source of numerous crossings between neighboring countries and markets. Indeed, it is possible to reach the largest economic centers of Europe such as Paris, London, Rotterdam and Berlin in 1 hour from Liège. Liège is therefore located in the heart of the “golden triangle”, the name given to the area between Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. In this blog we reveal the secrets of the Capital of Wallonia, Liège.

What to do in Liege ?

The Blegny-Mine

Let us introduce you to the Blegny-Mine , UNESCO World Heritage Site, and start a journey into the depths of the coal mines which date from the 17th century. Closed since 1992, it is now possible to visit it. A museum is even dedicated to it. You will descend in a metal cage to a depth of 60m and feel like a coal miner from another era.

Coal mine

The mountain of Bueren

After the depths, we recommend the heights. While climbing the 374 steps of the Bueren Mountain you can enjoy the magnificent view from this local attraction. A breath of fresh air that will delight many!

Marches of the Mountain of Bueren

The Naxhelet Golf Club

Liege is known as a city where many international business man pass through. Whether it is for a stopover or for a business meeting. There are a multitude of places in the city that are perfectly suited for renting meeting rooms or for holding seminars.

Let us introduce you to one of the most suitable venues for your business needs as well as for relaxation and well-being, the Naxhelet Golf Club. The club has a 30-hole course and the complex allows you to hire a meeting or conference room for your project. After a hard days work, you can relax in the wellness area. Massages, cool drinks and a peaceful atmosphere are available to pause and enjoy the moment. The Naxhelet Golf Club is easily reachable by car in 20 minutes from the city centre of Liege.

Naxhelet golf club

What to eat in Liege ?

Our restaurant selection

  • La Cantinetta: Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 14:30 for lunch and from 18:00 to 22:30 for dinner.
  • Moment: Open from Wednesday to Saturday from from 12:00 to 14:00 for lunch and from 18:00 to 22:00 for dinner.
  • CHEZ NATHALIE : Open Friday and Saturday from 18:00 to 23:00 for dinner.

The Liege waffle

You are only a private jet flight away from the best authentic waffles in Europe. The Liege waffle is known worldwide for its perfectly sweet taste and its circular shape, unlike the rectangular Brussels waffle. Don’t pass through Liege without tasting this national and local specialty, accompanied by a coffee or a hot chocolate.

The Liege waffle

Major Industries and CSL

Since 1817, the town’s main industry has been majorly focused on metal processing on an industrial scale. This was particularly the case during the two world wars, in which the industry manufactured arms and munitions.

Nowadays Liège’s industry has diversified into space and mechanical industries. Rocket and aircraft propulsion technologies, space technologies, information technologies and biotechnologies but also the design and research of new technologies are driving the diversification.

In the city, you will find the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL), a partner of NASA, and the centre for applied research of the University of Liege. This complex allows different tests to be carried out, simulating environments which represent the same characteristics as in space.

These very modern and technologically oriented areas show us how Liege has been able to evolve to a developing modern technology industry. A perfect place for all those who are passionate about the development of space and biological technologies.

Let’s fly to Liege!

Specialized in the transport of goods, Liege Airport has developed on an international level. In 2011, it was the 33rd busiest cargo airport in the world.

Liège Bierset airport is located 12km from the city center and reachable in 15-20 minutes by car. It is open 24/7.

Now you know why Liege is one of Europe’s major yet underrated cities! Places that can mix very professional settings with more cultural or relaxed environments. And even some places can offer you all three at the same time.

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