If you appreciate the fact you can actually see shit, especially at night, then do I have a museum for you. The Lumina Domestica in Bruges tells the 400,000-year history of domestic illumination. Yes, believe it or not, people have been trying to see things for that long. Located in a 15th century mansion, the largest museum of interior lighting in the world (and probably the only one as I don’t think there is too much competition in this area) displays over 6,000 light-related items from the earliest oil lamp and crudest Neanderthal cave-torch to the electric light bulb and LED. The centrepiece of the exhibit is a lamp made according to the drawings of the artist Leonardo Da Vinci.
There is a lot to see! (bad joke) And if you think this is the only weird, random museum to visit in Belgium, well, you are dead wrong. Besides that time I told you about the Cartoon Museum (which features lots and lots of Smurfs) and the forerunner of the Internet, the Mundaneum, there is also the FrietMuseum (don’t call them fucking french fries!), Bookbinding Museum, Museum of Musical Instruments, Fencing Museum, Chocolate Museum and the recently opened Underpants Museum. A few friends have told me Belgium is the most boring country in Europe, but with museums like that, I might have to disagree.