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One of Europe’s smaller countries, Belgium is also one of its most underrated travel destinations. Its medieval cities are a showcase of simply stunning architecture, its military legacy covers everything from Waterloo to World War Two. Canals interlace the landscape connecting the river systems, so cruising Belgium’s waterways is the perfect way to explore. To the north, Dutch-speaking Flanders is a flatland of canals and gentle countryside studded with white-washed hamlets. The region is home to the culture-rich cities of Antwerp where the Royal Fine Arts Museum displays works from the Flemish Masters, and Ghent with its iconic trio of medieval towers. Picturesque, charming and impossibly quaint, Bruges is not to be missed. To the south, French-speaking Wallonia’s waterways meander through rolling hills with castle-topped villages. The region is rich with folklore and the enchanting Ardennes is a paradise for nature lovers. This rugged landscape witnessed major battles during the two wars in the 20th century and numerous memorials, cemeteries and museums are a reminder of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Culture, customs and traditions abound in this richly historic country where 20th century Belgian waffles, 19th century Belgian chocolate, and Belgian frites, dating back to the 17th century, are very much part of everyday life. Yet it’s Belgian beer, which, brewed since the 12th century, is recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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Belgium Highlights

Beautiful Belgium is a country clad with medieval architecture, romantic canals, historic castles and magical market squares. Its hearty culinary scene attracts so many, whilst its cultural attractions offer something different to your itinerary. 

Belgium is a thriving artistic capital, with a long history of nationals having made their mark in the creative spheres. With clear links to the Art Nouveau and fin-de-siècle movements, and theatrical and satirical influences to explore, join one of our Art Pursuits tours to uncover the rich history of its artistic past. If you’re a keen gardener, you can enjoy the sweet scents and colourful delights of Meise Botanic Garden – the national botanic garden of Belgium – which is also home to the world’s largest greenhouse, the Palace of Plants. Or, in Antwerp, explore the botanical paradise that is Kalmthout Arboretum which houses over 7000 plant species from around the world.  

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing river cruise or cultural escape, be seduced by all this charming destination has to offer. 

Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Visit a neo-classical temple-like structure by architect Victor HortaView Tour
  • Visit the large Art Nouveau town house of Hotel SolvayView Tour
  • Explore Musée Wiertz MuseumView Tour
  • Take in the impressive Horta-Lambeaux PavillonView Tour

Local Information

  • Capital Brussels
  • Language Dutch (Flemish), French & German
  • Currency Euro
  • Tip Not common in Belgium (maximum of 10%)
  • Time Zone GMT+1
  • Electricity Pin Type E (two rounded pins with a hole) / 230V

Must See

Explore the Magritte Museum

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Key Locations


Antwerp is amongst the world’s fashion capitals, at the centre of the world’s diamond industry, and home to some impressive contemporary architecture including the striking Museum aan de Stroom. Other fascinating museums include the Red Star Line Museum, Chocolate Nation Museum and Rubenshuis, the former house and studio of the master Peter Rubens.


Capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe, Brussels combines beautiful parks and stunning architecture with more unusual attractions like Manneken Pis, the Atomium, larger than life comic book murals on the side of buildings, and even a museum dedicated to Brussel’s comic book history. Framed by the Town Hall and opulent guildhalls in Flemish baroque-style, the UNESCO-listed Grand Place, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful squares.

Floralia Brussels

For one month each year, Groot-Bijgaarden castle and gardens welcomes thousands of visitors to ‘Floralia’. The 14-hectare gardens are awash with the colour of over 500 varieties of spring flowers. More than a million bulbs are planted by hand in unique beds to the design of expert Maarten Bakker. Under ancient trees a carpet of tulips, lilies, violets, hyacinths, daffodils and narcissi are set against a back drop of the beautiful 12th century moated castle.