10 Things to Do and See in Belgium

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Even with Belgium's smaller size, Belgium is packed with things to do and see.

There are many historic sites and exciting attractions.

So, where should you even begin to explore once you arrive? No matter what sort of exploration you seek, Belgium has it. Although your travel agent will put together an itinerary for you, here are some of the best and most popular places to visit…

Grand Place, Brussels

Beautiful architecture and historical sites encompass Grand Place. The busy square is where you'll find access to many attractions. Hint: go on the balcony of town hall to get the most magnificent view of the town.

Battlefields of Flanders - The horse drawn narrow gage rails were useful in the water logged battlefields.

The Battlefields of Flanders

Historically significant, The Battlefield of Flanders is a must-see. Walk among the thousands of tombstones and endless cemeteries to pay your respect to the fallen soldiers.

The Canals and Belfry of Bruges

Travel by canal or stroll through Bruges to take in its magnificence. Take pleasure in the charming bridges and hidden gardens.

Ghent's Gravensteen and Old Town

This monumental fort once homed the counts of Flanders. This moated fortress is one of the last of its kind. You can't miss the opportunity to explore its massive stone walls while it still stands strong.

Horta Museum and Town Houses

As one of Victor Horta's surviving buildings from the early 20th century, you must take the time to visit. Check out the original stained-glass mosaics, meticulous woodwork, and detailed decorations.

Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent

This Gothic and Romanesque structure is one to behold. Its beauty makes it one of the most significant tourist attractions.

Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges

The Cathedral of Saint Bravo may be breathtaking, but if there is one church you intend to visit, make it the Basilica of Holy Blood. Why is that? Well, this stunning church holds a truly influential religious history.

Grand Place, Antwerp

Also known as the Grote Markt, you can expect to encounter some of Belgium's most significant examples of guild house architecture. Visit the 16th century Town Hall, as well as the Coopers' House and Grocers' House.

Meuse Valley

In the south part of the nation, you can indulge in Belgium's peaceful countryside. Meuse Valley sits along a beautiful river that captures the country's thick forests, old-fashioned towns, limestone cliffs, and other natural sites.

Mons Old Town

This town is fun to explore. Witness ornate, architecturally detailed structures as you make your way through the center of town. There are many opportunities for sightseeing, so take advantage of them.

Belgium is a wonderful place to get away

It will encourage you to create memories you won't ever forget. So, get ready to plan your trip and contact me for more information. There are several great options to see Belgium by rail. Together, we will design the perfect itinerary for your visit to one of the world's most beautiful places.

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