Cheap Holidays to Belgium

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Holidays To Belgium

Belgium, a country known for its medieval towns and Renaissance architecture, offers an enriching blend of history, culture, and gastronomy. Belgium's compact size allows travellers to explore its varied regions within a short span. From bustling cities like Brussels and Antwerp to quaint towns such as Bruges and Ghent, Belgium's appeal is as wide as the array of chocolates on offer in its famed chocolate shops.

Belgium's rich history is evident in its many castles, museums, and historic sites, while its cultural diversity can be explored through its various regional identities, each with their unique traditions and cuisines. Belgium's culinary scene is renowned worldwide, particularly its chocolate, waffles, fries, and beer.

Whether you're wandering the historic streets of Brussels, exploring the battlefield of Waterloo, cruising the canals of Bruges, or visiting Antwerp's Diamond District, Belgium promises a diverse and enriching travel experience

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Cities in Belgium

Brussels: The capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union, Brussels is known for its incredible Grand Place, the Atomium, and friendly atmosphere. Antwerp: Known as the world's diamond capital, Antwerp is also famous for its vibrant fashion and entertainment scene, its medieval Cathedral of Our Lady, and the Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest in the world.

Bruges: Often referred to as the Venice of the North due to its canal system, Bruges is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture, charming squares, and the historic Church of Our Lady.

Ghent: Another city which boasts its own set of beautiful buildings and cultural gems. Saint Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry, and the Gravensteen castle are just a few and Ghent also offers a vibrant contemporary scene, with a host of modern art museums, stylish design shops, and hip cafes.

Popular Food & Drink in Belgium

Belgian Waffles: Often served warm with powdered sugar, whipped cream, or strawberries, Belgian waffles are a must-try when in Belgium.

Chocolate: Belgium is world-renowned for its chocolate, with the country hosting some of the world's finest chocolatiers.

Fries: Known locally as frites, Belgian fries are traditionally double-fried and often served with a variety of sauces.

Beer: Belgium is famous for its beer, with more than 800 varieties available throughout the country. Each beer traditionally has its own specially shaped glass.

Things To Do In Belgium

Visit Grand Place: Explore the beautiful central square of Brussels, surrounded by opulent guildhalls and the city's Town Hall.

Explore Historic Bruges: Take a canal tour, visit the Belfry of Bruges, or simply stroll through the charming, cobblestone streets of this medieval city.

Enjoy Belgian Cuisine: Taste famous Belgian waffles, chocolates, fries, and beer at local eateries across the country.

Tour Antwerp’s Diamond District: Visit the world’s leading diamond city, Antwerp, and explore its Diamond District, which is packed with hundreds of diamond shops.

Events in Belgium

Carnival of Binche (February or March): Witness the traditional Gilles throwing oranges into the crowd in the historic town of Binche. Brussels Summer Festival (August): Enjoy ten days of music and performances in the heart of Brussels. Christmas Markets (December): Experience the festive atmosphere at various Christmas markets held throughout the country, particularly in Brussels, Bruges, and Ghent.

Belgium Nightlife

Belgian nightlife is well known for its music scene, with numerous live music venues, and is home to some of the world's most popular music festivals, like Tomorrowland.

Brussels: The capital city boasts a vibrant nightlife scene, with trendy bars and nightclubs, particularly in the Saint Géry area and around Place Flagey.

Antwerp: Known for its lively club scene, Antwerp offers a multitude of nightlife options, from sophisticated cocktail bars to underground clubs.

Ghent: With a large student population, Ghent offers an exciting nightlife scene. Its historic centre is filled with traditional pubs, trendy bars, and nightclubs.

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Travel Advice for Belgium

Best Time to travel: The best time to visit Belgium is during the spring (April to June) or autumn (September to October) when the weather is mild and the tourist crowds are smaller. Summers can also be lovely but tend to be busier.

Passports & Visas: British & Irish citizens don’t need a visa to enter Belgium but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, British citizens visit Irish citizens visit

Health & Safety: You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. If you’re travelling to the EU and you apply for a card now, you'll get a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) instead of an EHIC. This entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Belgian nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. British citizens visit, Irish citizens visit

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Belgium FAQs

The average cost of a meal in Belgium is around €15-€20 per person.
Belgium is most famous for its chocolate, waffles, fries, and beer. It's also known for being the de facto capital of the European Union.
Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French, and German. Dutch is spoken in the Flanders region, French in Wallonia, and German in a small part of the east.
Belgium has an extensive rail network, making it the preferred mode of travel for most visitors. It's easy to get around the country by train. Cars and buses are also options for more remote areas.
Some traditional Belgian dishes include moules-frites (mussels and fries), stoofvlees (a Flemish beef stew), waterzooi (a creamy soup), and of course, Belgian waffles and chocolates.

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Belgium Facts

Dutch, French, German
GMT +1
1 - 1 hour 30 minutes from Gatwick
All Emergency Services Number 112

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