This brewery started in 1856, but we know that there was a brewery here on this premises, next to the canal, in 1564. Rick: Mmm… Rick: So how is this made? Everyday people share self-shot stories about their jobs and careers as they navigate the changes they're experiencing and the goals they're working toward. Here are some of the best drive-thru holiday experiences in Southern California. You can also follow an audioguide tour of the actual parliament chamber, the "Hemicycle." The dreaded Four Horsemen gallop across the dreamscape, chasing helpless mortals who scramble for cover. Joe Biden has formally nominated Merrick Garland for attorney general. The octagonal lantern was added in 1486, making it 290 feet high — that's 366 steps. ", ©2021 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | This sprawling complex houses a trio of museums showing off the country's best all-around art collection. This school [now the Lace Center] makes sure that traditional lace making survives in Bruges. Haul out the holly and fill up the stockings. I'm Rick Steves. Belgium is one of Europe's great secrets. An eclectic series of screenings, discussions, and Q&As with actors, directors, and producers, presented by KCET. In this program, we start in Bruges to check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert, and sample fresh frites and the world's tastiest chocolate. Belgium is a land of contrasts. Working up an appetite, you'll be tempted by the smell of French fries. Today, with over a million people, it's the headquarters of NATO and the capital of the European Union. For travelers it's a breeze — everything's close together, well-organized, there's almost no language barrier, and the people — they're wonderful. Then he takes a side-trip to Sintra to explore the fanciful castles of Portuguese royalty and climbs hilltop ramparts with grand views. Rick: You actually cook it in the grease two times? Hugh agrees to induce Harriet's labor so he can start his new job in Sydney the following week, and Matt clears the air with Charlie. Rather than dieing in the streets, they died here, with dignity. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Stairs lead to the brighter Gothic-style upper chapel. Aimé Lombaert, who's rung these bells since 1984, arranges his own music and enjoys sharing his art. Rick Steves' European Travel Tips & Tricks 1 Episode (2018) Rick Steves Special: The Story of Fascism in Europe 1 Episode (2018) Rick Steves Special 5 Episodes (2012-2017) S3 Ep7 | 26m 3s Share this video: Share this video on Facebook This season features the Austrian, Italian, Swiss, and French Alps, two episodes on … Switzerland's mountains and culture; scenic train rides; exploring glaciers; making cheese the old fashioned way. From its towering castle and playful fountains to its Nazi Documentation Center and maze of underground bomb shelters, Nurnberg is a fascinating study in contrasts. Reunited Berlin - perhaps the fastest changing and most happening city in Europe - is entertaining more visitors than ever. This busy symbol of European unity is filled with a cacophony of politicians speaking the full range of European languages. Belgium: Bruges and Brussels. Grab a bench in the courtyard to enjoy one of the regular and free carillon concerts. And some of Brussels' top art is edible. Clerk: Oh, that they are ready to be eaten. Looking for outdoor options beyond your local park or playground? Tax ID: 95-2211661, FCC Public Inspection File | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use, © 2021 - Public Media Group of Southern California. Then, we head for Brussels, home of Europe's most magnificent medieval square, and capital of the European Union. At Oxford and Cambridge, see where kings and prime ministers studied. by Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw | May 30, 2017. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed. …by spinning dying and weave it, weaving it in…into…you know, uh, finished textiles. Clerk: About 60 different kinds, we have. For higher art, I like Brussels' two greatest art galleries: The side-by-side Ancient and Modern Art Museums. Nuns served as nurses. 4.6 out of 5 stars 108. Hi I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe. Rick: 60! Today hundreds of parliament members representing an entire continent are hard at work shaping Europe's future. And, in Belgium, fries are an art form, taken very seriously. Clerk: Only a little bit of salt on it, and it's perfect. Season 10's filming began in September 2017, and it began airing on October 6, 2018 with an hour-long special about Mediterranean cruises that aired in February 2019. The people of Bruges are connoisseurs of fine chocolate. by Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw | Oct 16, 2018. Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent. He finishes by pondering the dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury. This region was renowned for fine tapestries. Brussels is the political nerve center of the united Europe — only Washington, D.C., has more lobbyists. The surrealistic juxtaposition only short-circuits your brain when you try to make sense of it. OK you guys are having fun, you guys are having fun…. Even those that sound gross can be surprisingly good (be adventurous). Walk through, the Ennis House, the last of Frank Lloyd Wright's textile block houses in Los Angeles and a star in its own right. Belgium is a land of contrasts. Today they provide visitors smooth photo ops. Brussels is famous for good eating — serving many cuisines. While the people of Brussels love their fun taste treats, it's also a city of sophisticates. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate-give us a taste of their art. Though Brussels (like Belgium) is officially bilingual, most of the people here speak French first. Into the scene ride a man and woman — it's the carpenter Joseph leading pregnant Mary, looking for a room. At this lace museum and school, you can learn about traditional lacemaking and then see lace actually being made. Public Media Group of Southern California is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The kitchen — busy whipping up 80 varieties — is on display in the back. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again. Just about anywhere in Europe, where the biking's good, you'll find handy and inexpensive bike rentals. Whether it’s established attractions or inaugural events that might become future Halloween standbys, here are five great ways to scare up some extra spooks this October. Prop 13, the campaign to slash property taxes, launched a tax revolt that continues today. It's exciting just to be here — a fly on the wall of a place that aspires to chart the future of Europe "with respect for all political thinking...consolidating democracy in the spirit of peace and solidarity.". Then he heads into wine country for a little dolce vita under the Tuscan sun. Matt has mixed feelings about his new relationship with April, and Hugh and Ken are abducted by a desperate local in need of medical help. Posted by Stephan van der Meer At Blenheim Palace - Winston Churchill's birthplace - Rick connects with English aristocracy. This Halloween Season, Is Big Tech Too Powerful? It recalls how the sick were treated. Europe's governing body welcomes visitors with an exhibit about the European Union and its parliament. Clerk: This potato was peeled this morning, cut in pieces, and put in that fat. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv. The market square, ringed by restaurant terraces, great old gabled buildings, and the bell tower, marks the city center today as it did in its medieval heyday. Then he hikes the trails that top the towering chalk cliffs of the South Downs, wander into the beachy resort of Brighton (England's Coney Island), and push on to Portsmouth, whose naval heritage has left it with the best collection of historic sailing ships anywhere. "Primitive" is not an insult. What are some interesting…you must have some special flavors? The quintessence of charming England is the "West Country": quaint Cotswold villages with their fine churches, manor homes, and gastropubs; Wells, England's smallest cathedral town; and the New Age capital of Glastonbury, with its legends of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. We'll dine on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponder ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, commune with monks alive and departed in a Capuchin crypt, sleep in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eat our way through a classic Sicilian banquet with a famous chef. Learn more about the role artists had in helping spread the message. 4.6 out of 5 stars 108. Belgium is right up there with Germany, England, and the Czech Republic as one of the world's great beer countries. When there're so many types to try, and an inviting tasting room with friendly people, it's time to drink beer like a Belgian. 4.0 out of 5 stars 18. Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways - Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - and basking in their dramatic beauty. Then he sips wine on the slopes of Mount Etna, munches cannoli, ponders Greek temples at Agrigento, admires Roman mosaics at the Villa of Casale, and marvel at the view from the Greek theater in Taormina. From teachers to truck drivers, they explore what it really means to work in America today. Enjoy the window display, refreshed monthly. The Dumons don't provide English labels because they believe it's best to describe their chocolates in person — and they do it with an evangelical fervor. Nathalie Dumon runs the store with Madame Dumon still dropping by to help make their top-notch chocolate daily and sell it fresh. episode. Next door is the town hall. The ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising, including making smart use of limited time on shore and the congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism. Great navigators are remembered. Bruges. Music plays, the table;s set and the meat's on the BBQ, as the bride and groom enter…reluctantly. It marks the tomb of the wealthy Bruges businessman who bought the statue in Tuscany. Inside, reclining statues mark the tombs of the last local rulers of Bruges: Mary of Burgundy and her father, Charles the Bold. Farmers in the countryside would ship their wool and flax into Bruges. In many ways, this was less a hospital than a hospice. While technically the Dumon flagship store, this lacks the family-run charm of the original. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, to quaint back lane bike rides in small-town Bruges. It all had to be made by hand, and countless women earned extra income meeting that demand. kvpt 18.3 CREATE 01/13 02:00: Belgium is a land of contrasts. Starring: Rick Steves … We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. Huell visits the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to explore its famous animal dioramas. Rick Steves' Europe | All the best travel tips, travel inspiration, and European tour info from the team at Rick Steves' Europe. 4.9 out of 5 stars 76. Derrick of Alsace helped conquer Muslim-held Jerusalem in the Second Crusade. Who needs an excuse? The parliament's sprawling complex of modern glass buildings is a babel of black-suited politicians speaking 24 different Euro-languages. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, Finally, in the last scene, called Old Age, the now elderly husband is tangled in a wolf trap. It was a 19th-century term for the nostalgic, pure, and spiritual art of these highly skilled 15th-century oil painters. Religious art reminded those suffering that Christ could feel their pain, having lived it himself. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. See the Travel Details above for recommendations highlighted in bold, excerpted from Rick's guidebooks. The neighboring street, Rue des Bouchers, is Brussels' restaurant row. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, he hikes to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. The view is worth the climb...and probably even the pricey admission. Clerk: Use the top of the fingers, because it's hot, yes. Au revoir. Track Rick Steves' Europe season 10 episodes. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. My favorite way to explore Bruges is on two wheels. This series tells of a courtship and marriage in the early 1600s. Rubens' huge canvases graced palaces and churches far and wide. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges. Portugal has an oversized history, fascinating culture, and boatloads of sardines. In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. The Chocolate Line — famous for its many "gastronomique" varieties — proudly shows off its kitchen. The bell tower has stood over Market Square since 1300. Brussels' Town Hall dominates the square. Rick Steves' Europe Swiss Alps. We enjoy its now-trendy east side, its people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Gazing at this slice of heaven, they could imagine leaving this world of pain and illness, and joining Mary and Jesus in a serene setting, listening to heavenly music, and conversing with the saints. The happy gang at this working-family brewery gives 45-minute tours in two languages (lots of steep steps but a great rooftop panorama). But in the 16th century, its harbor silted up, trade moved to the port of Antwerp, and the economy collapsed, ending Bruges' Golden Age. Try a small mix-and-match box to sample a few out-of-this-world flavors, and come back for more of your favorites. Written and hosted by best-selling guidebook author Rick Steves, each half-hour show takes viewers to Europe's most interesting places, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries. The church stands as a memorial to the power and wealth of Bruges in its heyday. Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. Where else can you bike along a canal, savor heavenly chocolate, and see a Michelangelo, all within earshot of a bell tower with a hyperactive carillon? We're starting in "Brugge," as the Flemish people who live in this part of Belgium call their town. Photo: Pedro Szekely/Flickr/Creative Commons License. Don't miss out on's events, stories, breaking news, shows, and new recipes. The scenes and their old French captions subtly spin a story of youthful lustiness that upsets stereotypes about medieval piety. Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. UPCOMING EPISODES. Just across the street, a monastery ran a hospital [Sint-Janshospitaal, now housing a Memling Collection]. Setting sail on the Mediterranean, Rick explores the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. This time we've got buckets of mussels, the best fries in Europe — with mayonnaise, monk-made beer, crunchy waffles, and dreamy chocolate… Yep, we must be in Belgium! The Wedding Parade shows where all this wantonness leads: marriage. Rather than fingers, the carillon player uses his fists and feet. Europe's governing body now welcomes visitors. see our FAQ. Originally the Chapel of Saint Basil, this church is famous for its relic of the blood of Christ, which, according to tradition, was brought to Bruges in 1150 after the Second Crusade. Top-Notch chocolate daily and sell it fresh Frankfurt - with so much commerce it hot. City grew wealthy as the old `` east '' transforms itself into the and! 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