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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. Visitors can easily drift 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, they will find welcoming people, great food and Europe's finest beer and chocolates to luxuriate in.

Belgium is a year-round destination, although the countryside is prettiest during the summer months of April to October. The transport infrastructure is excellent, which makes getting around a pleasure. This is not a country to see from the confines of a tour bus, however. Visitors need to get out on foot and explore the cobbled streets framed by medieval buildings, rent a bicycle and ride into the countryside along a canal, or simply spend an afternoon on Grand Place watching the world go by. Whatever mode they choose to explore the pleasures of Belgium, spending some time here will reward visitors with some of Europe's most underrated and wonderful attractions.

Flanders Battlefield Tours

During World War I, the medieval town of Ypres in the Flanders region of Belgium was the epicentre of fighting on the Western Front, and the site of one of the bloodiest battles…

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Grand Place (Central Square)

The Grand Place is the beating heart of Brussels and has been since the Middle Ages. One of Europe's more beautiful squares, it lies at the centre of a maze of small cobbled streets…

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Hotel de Ville

Brussels's town hall is rated as one of the most splendid civic buildings in Europe. The foundations were laid in 1402 and survived the bombing during World War II when most of…

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This distinctive statue of a naked boy urinating is thought to represent Brussels's irreverent spirit. History has many tales about its beginnings, with one especially whimsical…

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Palais Royal

Belgium's magnificent Royal Palace was finished in the 19th century and is the official residence of the Belgian Royal family. Today, the king and his family live at the Royal…

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Royal Museums of Fine Arts

Unmissable for art lovers, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts are Brussels's premier art museums and comprise the Musée Old Masters Museum, Musée Modern Museum, Musée…

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