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What to see in Belgium

Belgium Attractions


When it comes to world-class attractions and exciting sightseeing options Belgium packs a mighty punch for a country of such modest proportions. Take your pick from the heavyweight attractions and cosmopolitan thrills of the capital city Brussels, to the medieval charms of Bruges, and the lesser known historical treasures of Ghent. In between, you'll find welcoming people, great food and Europe's finest beer and chocolates to keep you energised.

Belgium is a year round destination too, although the countryside does look its best during the summer months of April to October. The transport infrastructure is excellent, and that makes getting around a true pleasure.

This is not a country to see from the confines of a tour bus, however. You need to get out on foot and explore the cobbled streets framed by medieval buildings; spend an afternoon on Grand Place watching the world go by; rent a bicycle and ride into the countryside alongside a burbling canal. However you choose to explore the pleasures of Belgium, spend some time here and you'll be rewarded with one of Europe's most underrated and overachieving destinations!


Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art

Belgium's love of wacky humour and comic book art come together in this wonderful museum housed in a fabulous Art Nouveau…

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Galeries Royales Saint Hubert

Mall lovers everywhere should make a pilgrimage to the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert, the very first shopping arcade…

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Grand Place (Central Square)

The Grand Place is the heart of Brussels and has been since the Middle Ages. One of Europe's more beautiful squares,…

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Hotel de Ville

Brussels' city hall is rated as the most splendid civic building in Europe. The foundations were laid in 1402 and it…

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Mannekin-Pis

The distinctive statue has been described as the Eiffel Tower of Brussels and tourists throng the streets in search of…

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Royal Museum of Central Africa

Under the direction of King Leopold, the Belgian Congo returned fantastic riches to Belgium in the 19th century, yet…

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Royal Museums of Fine Arts

An unmissable attraction for art lovers: the twin Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art are Brussels' premier…

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