Make sure you have several days at your disposal during your visit to Belgium, as although a small country has several places that are really worth visiting. Medieval cities, historic monuments and European cities you will have the opportunity to see and explore when you travel to beautiful Belgium.
Brussels is a modern European capital with several points of interest. The heart of the city is the Grand Place, surrounded by unique buildings. It is worth wandering around the surrounding streets from Grand Place and you will find great restaurants, shops, museums and the famous Manneken-Pis, the tiny statue of a boy. Works of Rubens, Van Dike, Magritt and many other artists, you have the opportunity to admire at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Apart from the Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels you can visit several more museums such as the Museum of musical Instruments, the Horta Museum, the BELvue Museum and the unique Animation Center. Just outside the city centre, to the north is the iconic Atomium, which is a point of reference in Brussels.
If you are planning to visit several of the museums in the city it may be better to purchase the Brussels Card. For more information click here
Bruges is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe, which means it attracts crowds of tourists. This is a city that will enchant you from the very first moment. Wander through the picturesque alleys and the wonderful canals of the city, enjoy your coffee in one of the beautiful small cafés and climb the Belfort, the bell tower that is the landmark of Bruges, to be enchanted by the unique view of the city. Quite close to the main square is the Basilica of the sacred blood which stands out for its amazing history and its beautiful exterior. The Romantics will find their paradise in Minnewaterpark, which is located in the southern part of the city and is indicated for those who want to relax by the beautiful lake.
Gent is a beautiful city that lives in the shadow of Bruges and for this reason it is an amazing choice for those who want to see something really beautiful and not particularly bustling. The city is built on the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers, and is just 50 kilometres from Brussels. The medieval port (Graslei), is probably the most beautiful spot in the city, while the districts Kraanlei and Patershol a little further north are the heart of medieval Gent. Visit the Gravensteen Castle and the Sint-Baafskathedraal cathedral to see the huge painted polyptych, the masterly creation of the Hubert and Jan Van Eyck.
Apart from the above, there are quite a few places worth visiting in the wonderful Belgium. Antwerp is a beautiful city that has a lot to offer to the visitor. Start your tour from the magnificent central square of the city, with the wonderful typical buildings of Belgium and do not miss to visit the district of diamonds to admire the wonderful jewels. Historical places in the country are the area around Ypres with the battlefields of the First World War and Waterloo, famous for the battle, which meant the end of of Napoleon's authority. Finally, if you want to get a feel of the wonderful vegetation of Belgium you can travel along the Meuse River, passing by the beautiful cities of Namur and Dinant.