Arguably one of the most underrated destinations in Europe, Belgium holidays will transport you to a land of UNESCO sites, stunning old towns and contagious cultural heritage – oh, and some of the best beer and chocolate in the world!
The country is full of history, something discovered through countless medieval old towns, World War sites and striking landmarks – Belgium is certainly a culture vulture’s dream.
But you don’t necessarily have be a history buff to enjoy holidays to Belgium; the country also boasts golden sands, lively nightlife and a wonderful culinary scene. You can spend the day lounging on the beach before tucking into a steaming pot of mussels and a glass or two of Belgian beer, or swap the beach for museums and art galleries, whichever you prefer – just keep the mussels and beer involved. Whether you’re hitting the coastal beauty of Ostend, exploring the battlegrounds around Ypres or indulging in the capital Brussels
through our city breaks
deals – you’ll quickly discover Belgium’s secretive appeal.
Medieval Beauty and Beery Evenings
The most enthralling destinations that await you during your Belgium holidays are the stunning medieval cities that adorn the country. The UNESCO old towns are hypnotic smatterings of aged architecture, grand cathedrals and churches that are dotted among the charm of winding canals. The capital Brussels is the natural starting point for tourists – bilingual and one of the most multicultural cities in the whole of Europe. The beautiful historic centre is dominated by the stunning Grand Place, while the culinary and beer scene is at its peak within the countless pubs, bars and restaurants found throughout the city. Just north of the capital lies Bruges
, the country’s most popular tourist destination. This engrossing old town is one of the world’s greatest romantic destinations, boasting winding canals, cobbled streets, towering churches and beautiful squares – not to mention an array of wonderful chocolate shops.
A cosy medieval centre and winding canals ooze a unique charm in the wonderful city of Ghent
– a city that experiences a vibrant nightlife with its student population, balanced by the cultural significance of its imposing cathedral, home to striking works of Flemish art. Antwerp
is another great city that is well worth a visit during your holidays in Belgium. The country’s second-largest city has a grittier façade to it, but is still in possession of some wonderful medieval sites and a delectable beer scene. Hunt down the enormous cathedral, wander the captivating Grote Markt and duck into the city’s collection of wonderful museums.