Belgium Holidays 2020
Belgium holidays are perfect for those looking for a getaway which is close to home. Situated in Western Europe, Belgium is best known for its quaint medieval towns and its beautiful cities. It’s capital Brussels and city of Bruges both attract tourists due to their picturesque squares and of course, their perfected chocolate-making. Belgium is split into different regions, each speaking different languages. Dutch is spoken in the north in Flanders, French is spoken in the southern region of Wallonia and German is spoken in the east. This eclectic mix is also reflected in their cuisine and architecture which will surely fascinate you during your stay.
Your guide to Belgium holidays
Top attractions in Belgium
Belgium is home to beautiful squares like Grand Place in its capital of Brussels. Grand Place is surrounded by stunning historic buildings which can be traced back to the 14th century. The square is a great sight to see in the day and the night (as it is lit up during this time). Check out the Atomium, this huge steel atom structure is truly magnificent. Particles on the atom are interconnected by escalators and feature exhibitions as well as incredible views of the surrounding city. Interested in seeing all of Europe’s attractions in one spot? Visit Mini-Europe, a small park which includes miniature sized versions of Europe’s top landmarks like Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower.
Head over to the popular city of Bruges where the central square – Markt, is busy and full of iconic Belgian buildings, lovely cafes and eateries. Whilst there, make your way over to Belfry of Bruges, the city’s bell tower which allows visitors to climb up to the top via 366 steps and admire the stunning views of the city. There are also beautiful churches to see in Bruges, including the Gothic Church of Our Lady. It not only has a wonderful exterior; the church also features art from the famous Michelangelo.
When thinking about walks along the beach and bathing in the sea, Belgium isn’t the first destination which comes to mind. However, Belgium does have some gems along its northern coast. Ostend, perhaps the most well-known has a beach which also features a promenade, making it the perfect place for long walks along the beach and soaking up the calming atmosphere. Whilst in Ostend, it’s worth visiting the Mercator which is a ship from the 1930’s. It now presents visitors with a museum on board where you can learn more about it.
If you fancy a long enjoyable trip along Belgium’s coastline head to De Panne. This coastal town is located near the French border and provides a beach as well as nature reserves. In De Panne, you can jump on the coastal tram which continues eastward along Belgium coast featuring 68 stops until it reaches Knokke-Heist.