Belgium

12 June 2021 3 min.    Melissa Xenophontos

Belgium, with its rich history and world-famous chocolates

Belgium is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe from its rich history to its yummy world-famous chocolates; it makes an ideal location for your next trip. And...

Belgium

Belgium offers a ton of things to do despite its small size. Rich in history and architecture, visiting Belgium is not only great culturally but also perfect for eating and drinking. In other words, a trip to Belgium is not complete without trying Belgian chocolate and beer.

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is full of beautiful sights. Hanging around the Grand Place, visiting Horta Museum and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Art, seeing St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral and Manneken Pis are some of the best things to do in Brussels. Make sure to explore cafes and shops to try amazing beer and food in Brussels.

Bruges may be touristy but its magical atmosphere makes it worth a visit. Top attractions in Bruges include wandering around the medieval buildings and cobblestone streets, exploring the canals, hanging out at the Burg, and visiting the Basilica of the Holy Blood.

While most travelers only visit Brussels and Bruges in Belgium, cities like Antwerp and Ghent are also worth checking out. You can visit Antwerp for its local food scene and art at the Royal Fine Arts Museum. Ghent is another charming town, offering gorgeous medieval architecture and a lively atmosphere during the summer.

Flanders Field is an important historic site in Belgium. You can visit the battlefields and the museum in Ypres to discover the site’s role during World War I. If you want to experience more of the history, then you should visit Waterloo in Belgium. Don’t miss visiting the Wellington Museum here, which has a ton of information about the famous battle.

Apart from city hopping and historic site visits, you can enjoy outdoor activities in Belgium. While Ardennes Forest is great for skiing and hiking, Meuse Valley is perfect for enjoying the countryside of Belgium and exploring cycling trails.

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