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Best 7 Places to Visit in Belgium

Belgium is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture, and as headquarters of the European Union and Nato. The country also remains one of the most underrated destinations in Western Europe. It is also known for its world-class chocolates, tasty and refreshing beer, beautiful medieval rooftops, and tranquil canals. Whether you are looking for art and culture or an adventurous outdoor experience, Belgium offers some of the most beautiful and romantic city breaks in Europe.

If you are going to visit Belgium, then you will not be left without handmade Belgium chocolates which are no doubt the world’s most famous chocolates. While exploring this amazing country, you can take a look at Yolcu360’s car rental options! You can rent a car all over the world with Yolcu360!

Before exploring the best places in Belgium, you can take a look at top rated touristic places around the world.

Here are the best places to visit in Belgium:

  • Bruges 

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Bruges is often ranked among Europe’s most beautiful cities and the city can easily be explored on foot or by boat. Its medieval center is a world heritage site with cobblestone streets and dreamy canals lined with Gothic churches, chocolate shops, and flower markets.

You can start your visit at Berg Square in the city’s ancient center with its magnificent 14th-century city hall. The historic center is mainly medieval including the famous Belfry and the Grown Engine Museum.

Belgium is renowned for its fine chocolate and there is no better place to sample it than from Bruges’s tempting chocolate shops.

  •  Brussels

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Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium but also the administrative capital of Europe. Add in a fine collection of art galleries and a famous foodie scene consisting of everything from chocolate and waffles and of course the delicious beer then Brussels easily deserves a place on this list. Start your day at the city’s historic center where you will find the magnificent grand place.  Thought to be one of the world’s most beautiful squares.

Visit the old England building which was formerly a departmental store that held more than 2.000 musical instruments. There is a cafe on the roof of this building from where you can gain your most beautiful picturesque views.

  • Antwerp 

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Antwerp is Belgium’s second-largest city with a history dating to the middle ages. The city is known for four things: Rubens, diamonds, fashion, and the port, the second largest in Europe. In its center, the centuries-old diamond district houses thousands of diamond traders, cutters, and polishers where more than 70 of the world’s rough diamonds are traded. 

The city is a great mix of architectural styles with the central station, the cathedral of our lady, and the grove march representing the diversity of ants worked throughout the centuries.

  • Dinant

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Dinant is a relatively small but very picturesque city. It’s situated along the Meuse River and home to the caves of Han. With iconic Belgian houses, a centuries-old Citadelle, and a Gothic church the city is one of the most photogenic locations in the country. One more interesting thing about Dinant is that the famous inventor Adolf Sacks, who invented the saxophone, was born in Dinant.

You can visit the dining restaurant Citadelle that offers a spectacular view from its mountaintop fortress. Another impressive landmark is the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame with its onion-shaped dome.

  • Mechelen

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Mechelen is a city on the banks of the dale river located between Antwerp and Brussels.  It will take only 20 minutes by train from both of the cities.  Mechelen may be small in size but it offers some 300 historic buildings and monuments including eight Gothic and Baroque churches that date from the 14th to the 17th century. Upon entering the inner city, your first stop will be the Grope Market. This charming market square is lined with landmarks like the city hall and many vibrant cafes.

You should visit Kazerne Dossin, a museum and memorial to the Second World war prisoners who were held in its barracks.

  • Leuven 

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Leuven is a city east of Brussels known for its breweries. The small and beautiful city of Belgium is dominated by one of Europe’s oldest universities. Leuven offers a wide range of cultural and historical attractions from the magnificent 15th-century Gothic town hall to the unique old market square with a vibrant square full of bars and cafes.

Leuven is also known as the home of the world’s largest brewing company where you can tour the brewery.

  • Ghent 

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Ghent is a medieval river port city in northwest Belgium famous for its university. The large student population contributes to the city’s buzzing nightlife and underground music scene with bars and clubs.

The city is known for its historical sites, churches, and plenty of Belgium tourist attractions. Among the main tourist attractions of the city are the Gravenstein Castle and Saint Mark’s Bridge Cathedral as well as fascinating museums and beautiful canal side architecture.

 

 

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