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Belgium Travel Guide

The political heart of Europe filled with historic cities and world-famous dining

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Known for its rich history, picturesque cities, and delectable cuisine, Belgium offers a delightful experience for travelers seeking a blend of old-world charm and modern vibes. As you wander through the cobblestone streets, you’ll encounter stunning medieval architecture, like the breathtaking Grand Place in Brussels or the romantic canals of Bruges. Art enthusiasts will be captivated by the world-renowned masterpieces of Flemish painters, while chocolate lovers will be in heaven with the abundance of artisanal chocolatiers at every corner. Indulge in the country’s culinary treasures, from mouthwatering waffles and crispy fries to the famous Belgian beers that grace countless cozy pubs. With its friendly locals, vibrant festivals, and a multitude of cultural delights, Belgium is a must-visit destination for those seeking a truly enchanting European experience.

Need to know about Belgium

When to visit Belgium

Belgium is lovely to visit around the year, with mild summers and magical winters. Summer is a great time if you want to explore the historic cities or tour the countryside. In winter, many cities host festive markets.

Currency used in Belgium

Euros

Cuisine in Belgium

Belgium’s cuisine is a culinary delight with diverse cultural influences. From world-famous Belgian chocolates to crispy golden fries with delectable sauces, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the mouthwatering moules-frites, paired perfectly with refreshing Belgian beer. Meat lovers can indulge in succulent dishes like carbonnade flamande and creamy waterzooi. And of course, the delectable waffles, topped with powdered sugar, fresh fruits, or decadent chocolate sauce, are a true masterpiece.

Tipping etiquette in Belgium

Service charges are typically included in the bill, so there is no obligation to leave an additional tip. However, in Brussels, while tipping is not essential, it is generally expected, and a customary amount is around 10% of the total bill.

Transport in Belgium

Thanks to Belgium’s extensive rail network, navigating the country is incredibly convenient. Whether you’re traveling between cities or exploring the charming countryside, the rail system makes it a breeze to get around. However, if you prefer buses or choose to travel by car, it’s advisable to avoid peak hours.

Hotels in Belgium

From £153
Historic, Luxury
From £280
Boutique, Design
From £230
Boutique, Design

Food and Drink in Belgium

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