Dutch – French
11.59 million inhabitants
Belgium, my home country, is one of the most peculiar countries in Europe. Common knowledge says that it is the country of beer, chocolate and waffles. Not to mention the rainy days and historic cities.
But Belgium is much more than just these stereotypes, although they are very true. This ultimate guide to Belgium contains all my experiences of living in this beautiful country and exploring the ins and outs of it!
I hope to inspire you to discover places beyond the main tourist cities and discover hidden gems with me!
The best time to visit Belgium
It is difficult to say what the best time is to visit Belgium. Honestly, each season has its own specific characteristics! Therefore, I’ll note the different characteristics of each season below.
|Pros||Beautiful blossoms & flowers, calm||Sunny days and nice temperatures||Beautiful colours and nice hiking possibilities, calm||Cosy Christmas markets, occasionally snow|
|Cons||Can still be cold||High-season, a lot of tourists||Can be very rainy||Can be very rainy|
Still in doubt to visit during the cosy winter season? Take a look at all the winter activities in Belgium!
No car? No problem.
Many people who visit Belgium come by plane and do not have a car at their disposal. If you have a car, that’s amazing! The possibilities are endless!
If you don’t have a car, don’t worry, there are still plenty of places you can visit by public transport, whether it is by train or bus!
Especially for you, I have listed all the places within Belgium that you can reach by train!
Best Things To Do On Your Weekend Trip To Mechelen
The small city of Mechelen, located in between the two largest cities of Belgium, Brussels, and Antwerp, can really be considered a (still) hidden gem. As most of the tourists flock to either Bruges, Ghent, Brussels or Antwerp, everyone seems
Weekend in Aachen: from Brussels To Aachen with NMBS Internationaal
Nothing is so delightful as a quick city trip during the year. Even more so if you can go by train! Why? It’s easy to plan, you’ll get there quickly, and it’s a stress-free way of traveling. Oh, and did
Walzin Castle: A Complete Visitor Guide
Château de Walzin belongs to Belgium’s most jaw-dropping castles. Located high on a cliff, it speaks to anyone’s imagination and could easily feature in any fairytale. No wonder that Walzin Castle is often mentioned in a list of the most
Hidden Places In Belgium Even Locals Don’t Know About
Are you tired of visiting the same old places in Belgium all over again? Or maybe you let a sigh by the thought of visiting all the typical tourist destinations in Belgium. Finding a unique spot to visit isn’t easy
12 Fairytale Castles In Belgium You Should Visit!
If you’re looking for castles in Belgium to visit and landed on this post, you’re lucky because I’m going to show you 12 magnificent ones! Belgium has a lot to offer when it comes to castles. There are about 3000
The Perfect Weekend In Houffalize Belgium
Just recently I had the chance to spend one full weekend in Houffalize, and I loved every minute of it! Because you might wonder what to do in this village in the Belgian Ardennes, you’ll find an itinerary below of
Discover Belgium By Train: All The Info You Need
Probably one of the biggest struggles visitors to Belgium face is not having a car to get around. Luckily, Belgium has an extensive train network and a lot of wonderful places can easily be visited by train! However, I know
An Epic Day Trip To Damme: The Cutest Town In Flanders
Damme is not really the typical destination for foreign tourists but it does attract a lot of Belgian tourists every weekend and during school holidays. This is not without reason, Damme is one of the cutest and smallest historical cities
Want to know more about Belgium?
You might still be wondering what this tiny country is all about because Belgium is hard to grasp with a few travel guides.
If you’d like to know more about what the country stands for, its peculiarities and a bit of history, then don’t hesitate to take a look at this post about what Belgium is famous for!