If we look at the geographical aspect, Belgium stands in a very unique place. The country is surrounded by France, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
This gives Belgium a compact size and makes it a perfect country for traveling. The capital, Brussels is known as the heart of the country. There are a number of places to visit in Belgium which makes it a perfect holiday destination.
In this one, I will be telling you some of the most important facts you need to know before you pack your bags for a tour in Belgium. So, let’s move forward.
The capital of Belgium – Brussels is also the headquarters for NATO. Here, you will ﬁnd a number of different cultural attractions for travels such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Ancient Art, the Comic Strip Museum, and deﬁnitely the most popular, the Chocolate and Cocoa Museum. This museum deﬁnitely features one of Belgium’s best-known products.
However, Brussels is not the only place to experience in Belgium. In fact, there are a number of other enchanting cities including Ghent, Liege, and Bruges which all have impressive architecture, top-rated cuisine, as well as great night-life.
The city of Bruges, has always been known as the “Venice of the North”. This is simply because it is one of Europe’s most magniﬁcent and well-preserved medieval cities. Another great fact about this amazing city is that getting to Bruges could not be any easier. You can reach here either by Eurostar, a ferry, or Eurotunnel, other than taking a drive to Bruges.
Do you just love popular fashion and modern design? Then this is the perfect place for you! During your stay in Belgium, you must visit the newly reinvented Antwerp. This city is very popular as being a new hotbed for fashion and design.
It also has many other sights to offer visitors as well including the mountainous area of the Ardennes region all the way to the East. You can even ﬁnd a number of gorgeous coastline resorts set on the Western seaboard.
Planning to have a late break to Belgium? I’ve Got You Covered!
As mentioned, there are a lot of places to visit in Belgium which makes it a great place to have a late break. Thanks to Eurostar connections, Belgium has become a lot more popular in Europe. Being in Western Europe, it is one of the best Eurostar destinations. In this current era of modernization, Belgium is still serving its heritage.
Best time to visit
The weather of Belgium is awesome throughout the year. The best historical places glow in shiny summers and freezes in winters. The best time to visit Belgium is during festivals and carnivals season. At this time, you can see the real beauty of Belgium culture.
Hotel accommodation in Belgium:
- Ibis Charleroi Center Gare
- Hilton Brussels
- Heritage Hotel
- De Pauw
- Aragon Hotel
- ETAP Hotel
Here are the attractive points to visit in Belgium
Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp: In this museum there is a ﬁne collection of paintings. It is a pure temple of ﬁne art. You can ﬁnd here famous works of great painters like – Van Dijck, Rubens etc – all in one place.
The Groeninge Museum, Flanders: This famous museum holds the best collection of paintings that depicts six centuries of Flemish. A must visit for art lovers.
The Ypres War Memorials and the Flanders Battleﬁelds: This is another great place to visit. It includes the 170 British military cemeteries located around the place.
Tongeren: This place is a small and the oldest town of Belgium. Every Sunday there is a Weekly Sunday Flea market. You can also see many remarkable monuments amongst which a 64-meter-high bell tower.
Gravensteen Castle, Ghent: It is a beautiful place to hang out. The most beautiful things to see there are – Castle’s Crypt, A prison, A cotton mill, A court and its underground Dungeon.
The Town of Spa: We all know that spa offers us to relax in a peaceful area. But here, along with this, you can also visit many places where you can see the world-class architecture and historical monuments.
Bruges: This is often regarded as the Venice of the North. Currently, this place is a tourist place and you can see a number of attractive things. During your stay, you must visit the churches, museums, cobblestone and canals.
The Diamond Museum: It is located in Antwerp. There are various fantastic ‘Antwerp Cut’, which depicts the diamond art of Antwerp.
You can celebrate an unforgettable nightlife in Belgium. You can hang out with beers, discos, casinos, bars etc. Below is the list of the famous night places in Belgium:
- Goupil Le Fol – Fruit cocktails, antiques, French music
- Bar Buster – Belgian stand-up comedians
- Bizon Café
- Coffee place Delirium
- Great Latin Club in Antwerp – Café local
Other to do’s:
- Belgium Beer
- Erotic Festival: Private Dancing (ups!) 😉
It is a nice place for shopping. You can buy necessity goods as well as luxurious goods from the shopping malls of Belgium. Some of the places you can visit to fulﬁll your wish of shopping are:
- Arcade covered shopping street – Galleries Royales Saint-Hubert
- City 2 shopping mall
- De Nieuwstraat
- Chaussee d’Ixelles
In a Nutshell:
Lastly, it is safe to say that Belgium is a country that is best known for its specialty products such as great beers, delicious chocolates, beautiful lace and of course Belgian waﬄes.
I believe with the above info, you can now spot the best places to visit in Belgium. Also, during your visit, you must try their breakfasts they are so well-known for. If you have any concerns, just book a trip there. 😉