Durbuy is a small place in the Belgian Ardennes and is often called “the smallest town in the world”. Although this isn’t entirely correct, the charming Belgian town is definitely worth a visit. With its medieval streets, beautiful nature and lovely restaurants, Durbuy has a little of something for everyone. In this blogpost, you’ll discover how to spend a day in Durbuy!
How to spend a day in Durbuy: the village center
The village center consists of no more than a few streets, so it’s the ideal starting point for your journey. Get lost in the beautiful, medieval alleys and enjoy the view on the castle. Despite its small size, Durbuy still attracts many tourists every year. Therefore, you’ll find a lot of restaurants, bars and tourists shops scattered around the town. Just outside the village, you will also find an impressive rock formation: Roche de la Falize.
Activities outside the town center
Besides the medieval town center, you can also enjoy a lot of other activities nearby. In warmer weather, for example, you can go canoeing on the river Ourthe. Or hop on your bike and follow one of the many cycling routes. You will also find a labyrinth (the labyrinth of Barvaux), an adventure park (Adventure Valley Durbuy), and a topiary park just outside the centre.
We decided to follow one of the walking routes that will take you through forests and along the river Ourthe. By following the arrows, you can easily find your way back into the town. the routes differ in length (from half an hour to more than two hours), so there’s definitely something for everyone!
In short: Durbuy is perfect for a day out. Do you like medieval villages, wonderful walks or other active sports? Then Durbuy should not be missing from your bucket list! In wintertime, it’s nice and quiet, while you can enjoy all tourist spots in summertime. You can park your car at the Park des Topiaires, where you can even park for free in Winter.
As you can see: it’s very easy to spend a lovely day in Durbuy!