Discover the range of things to do in Belgium
From discovering museums and galleries to festivals, food and beer, there is a wide range of things to do in Belgium
. When visiting you will be welcomed by unique architecture and friendly, warm-hearted people. Belgium is easily accessible from across Europe, with great air, train and road links, and it makes the perfect vacation destination, whether for a short romantic getaway, or an extended trip with family or friends.
Culture and architecture
The country may be relatively small compared to its neighbors but this just means you can easily explore all that Belgium has to offer. Delve into the differences between the Flemish and Wallon regions and their architecture, experience the cultural mix of its capital, Brussels, or simply admire some of the other main cities.
If you love experiencing new tastes when traveling, Belgian cuisine has a lot to offer. There are many regional variations and at the same time food is also influenced by its neighbors. The country’s waffles are known across the globe so make sure you sample at least one on your visit. It has taken years to perfect the art of making chocolate and no one does it better than Belgians. With world-class chocolatiers found across the country, treat your sweet tooth to an incredible range of flavors. Fries are thought to be invented in Belgium and are incorporated into many dishes. One of the most popular options is perhaps served with mussels, known as Moules-frites.
Belgium hosts a huge variety of festivals
each year, many of which are well-established and attract festival-goers from across the world. Perhaps the most famous is Tomorrowland, which is a celebration of the world’s best electronic music, and Rock Werchter, both of which take place on the outskirts of Leuven. In the autumn, Laundry Day in Antwerp also celebrates electronic music in one of Europe’s largest festivals in this genre.
The capital, Brussels, likes to put on a show for its visitors in the heart of the city. In July, join in the historic atmosphere at Ommegang Festival. In August, the Summer Festival offers 10 days of music, theater and street performances. These are just some of the events taking place each year and in addition there are plenty smaller festivals and fairs taking place during the year.
The cities of Belgium
Each city is unique and offers a different experience. From cuisine to castles and traditional architecture, to modern city districts with something for all the family or a charming spot for a romantic weekend, Belgium will deliver.
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