Best places to visit in Belgium
Belgium is often overlooked as a travel destination, though it’s a very underrated country. With a large collection of picturesque medieval towns, lovely canals, and tasty beers, Belgium had the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. With Belgium’s small size and easy transport links, it’s easy to travel from one side of the country to another. This European gem is the home of many spectacular places for all types of people.
The picturesque town between a dramatic cliff and a river. A visit to Dinant and its mighty citadel is a trip that is essential for your next trip to the Belgian Ardennes. This is a place you must have seen once in a lifetime. It looks like it’s straight out of a film set like Game of Thrones or Lord of The Rings. The city’s most famous sight is the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady of Dinant on the riverbank. Above the church rises the vertical cliff and on top sits the citadel. Another fun fact about Dinant is its most famous inhabitant, it was the musician and inventor of the Saxophone, Adolphe Sax.
The vibrant city of Ghent was once known as Belgium’s best-kept secret. Most tourists head to Brussels or Bruges but Ghent is a city that is also worth visiting! It’s a picturesque city with canal-side medieval architecture, various little boutique stores, many cultural events, and even Michelin-starred restaurants. Ghent is a chilled-out place with trendy, modern, and urban life.
Bruges is definitely one of Europe's most romantic cities. It’s a perfectly preserved medieval city and a perfect getaway for couples who want to go on a romantic holiday. Make sure you see the Burg square, where you can see the 14th-century city hall with an ornately carved ceiling. Also, don’t forget the Market square where the 13th-century Belfry stands. The old center is a magical maze of cute cobbled streets with a romantic vibe. Bruges is a must-see when visiting Belgium!
Antwerp is a very dynamic city that offers a perfect mix of history and modern-day life. People who love great food, amazing beer, and fun times should visit the city when in Belgium. It’s known for its Diamond District where more than 70% of the world's rough diamonds are traded. Going to Antwerp by train is recommendable because in 2014 the railway station was rewarded the first place for the most beautiful railway station in the world.
And last but not least in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium and even Europe. It’s the headquarters of many European institutions. Brussels is known for its diversity and culture. The impressive Grand Place in the city center was established in the 13th century and its surrounded by cafes and pubs. The best place to go shopping is in the Galeries St. Hubert, a centrally located glass roof building filled with luxurious chocolate shops, theaters, and art galleries.