Taking a hot bath is a tradition enjoyed by many cultures. ThermenR in Roeselare offers a full day of indulgence in their saunas from around the world. Opened only six years ago, the huge 9,000-square-metre complex is already among Belgium’s most beautiful and top-rated wellness centres. ThermenR is the brainchild of Rik Viaene, whose passion for saunas started 25 years ago. After a career switch in 2011, he now owns and runs the public sauna together with his family. “Most of our visitors stay from morning to evening,” he says. “We have a very young and international crowd.”