All posts tagged: IJzertoren

Take a look around! Adding travel snapshots to reviews

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to add snapshots of the surroundings to blogposts. So whenever I publish a post with a review of a shop or restaurant, there are now not only photos of the restaurant, but also one or two photos, or even a short video, of the area. A city view, a particular monument, or a spectacular landscape. It gives you an idea of the surroundings (albeit just a glimp), and some of the things we have spotted during our visit to that city or area. And for me it’s also a way of documenting some memories from that particular city trip or visit! Here are some of the pics that were included in recent reviews. Some link to Instagram. View this post on Instagram Biking around Louvain #tandem #castle ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด #biking #cycling #louvain #leuven #vegancyclist #whatvegansdo #whatspooniesdo #kasteel #castle #kasteelvanarenberg #multicycle #multicycletandem #tandembike #fietsen #duobike A post shared by trudi_brugesvegan (@trudi_brugesvegan) on Sep 5, 2017 at 11:15am PDT View this post on Instagram Biking in Paris ๐Ÿ—ผ #paris #tandem #tandembike …

#126 In Flanders Fields: Water en Vuur, Diksmuide (2)

Restaurant review #126 – Water & Vuur in Diksmuideย is a restaurant at the foot of theย IJzertorenย (Flemish peace monument) in Diksmuide (48km from Bruges). The restaurant is situatedย in a renovated cargo boat, on the banks of the IJzer (Yser). Duringย World War I, the front was mainly situated along the banks of the Yser. 2kmย from the restaurant, you can visit the โ€˜Dodengangโ€˜ (Trenches of Death),ย with galleries and trenches in which soldiers foughtย duringย WWI. Water & Vuur is 23km from Ypres. We’ve been to Water & Vuur several times over the years, and there’s already a previous review on our blog here.ย This review is from a recent visit in Spring of 2017. Water en Vuur literally translates as ‘Water and Fire’. It is not a vegan restaurant, but standardly has some vegan options, like seitan stew. The fries are baked in plant based oil. We know from previous visits that portions are rather big, so we didn’t order an appetizer.ย We were served this amuse gueule with our drinks, which was nice: The food was great. Always nicely presented, with …

#26 – Restaurant Water en Vuur, Diksmuide ****

Restaurant review #26 – Water & Vuur is a restaurant at the foot of the IJzertorenย (Flemish peace monument) in Diksmuide (48km from Bruges). The restaurant is situatedย in a renovated cargo boat, on the banks of the IJzer (Yser). Duringย World War I, the front was mainly situated along the banks of the Yser. 2kmย from the restaurant, you can visit the ‘Dodengang‘ (Trenches of Death),ย with galleries and trenches in which soldiers foughtย duringย WWI (see photos below). Water & Vuur is 23km from Ypres. The restaurant is wellย know among vegans in the area, because it is one of the few restaurants (or actually maybe the only restaurant) in the area that standardly has vegan options available. The menu also explicitly states that fries are baked in vegetable oil (beware, in Belgian restaurants and fast food stalls, fries areย often baked in animal fat, see our page with general tips). It’s nice Water & Vuur offersย a varietyย of fresh juices. On this visit, we ordered a Water & Vuur juice (6,5โ‚ฌ), which is with apple, pear, red berrie, orange, elderberry syrup and …