All you need to know about Liege

Liège is a major municipality in Belgium that lies on the Meuse River. It’s what’s known as a Wallonia city – meaning it’s located in Belgium’s Wallonia region to the south of the country. It shares a border with Netherlands and is also situated close to Germany. The city is predominately French speaking. However, German and Dutch are also spoken too.

The city has population of more than 198,000, and is made up of the communes Angleur, Bresseoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnee. Previous findings indicate that Liège is one of Belgium’s most densely populated urban areas, after Antwerp and Brussels.

Liège is a major educational centre, and home to more than 24 academic institutions, including the University of Liege. Once famous for its steel-making, Liege boasted various mills and blast furnaces. Nowadays its economy is increasingly diversified, and focused on everything from space technology to the production of chocolate and water. The city is served by Liège Airport, and offers various direct rail links.

Its main attractions are a mixture of historic buildings, sacred sites and museums. Places worth visiting include the Opera Royal de Wallonie, and La Boverie - an art museum boasting lush parkland. While you’re there, check out the historic walking area, Coteaux de la Citadelle - which is made up of various key monuments, and is perfect for a stroll.

The serviced apartments SilverDoor offer in Liege come in a variety of sizes, whether you’re travelling there solo or as part of a group.