Whether you’re looking for a weekend break or a longer trip, Belgium has a lot to offer to tourists.
If you enjoy walking, sports and the outdoors, the Ardennes, which are the green heart of Belgium, are your place to go. If you prefer the beach or enjoy cycling, you will not be able to resist the call of our seaside!
The prestigious art cities of Belgium are magnificent, even if you are not a fan of history, architecture or culture.
Belgians love gastronomy. They love good food and will invite you to taste their special beers and cheeses and obviously also their chocolate, bonbons, endives, beef stew, speculaas and the like. And the fries are simply legendary.
But above all, Belgium is a place of fun: it has a very vibrant cultural scene (exhibits, concerts, festivals, theatre, dance, etc.) and its night live is one big celebration.
The Belgian coast
The coast’s 65 kilometre long stretch of sandy coastline has 15 resorts, each with its own character and unique atmosphere. The sandy beaches are ideal for children. The beaches shelve gently out to sea, and life guards ensure everyone’s safety. Sunbathers have found that they acquire a healthier tan here than in southern Europe, thanks to the iodine and salt in the air.
The Belgian coast offers a wide range of sport and recreation facilities : here you can hire a bicycle or a buggy, or go sailing or fishing. The wide beach is ideal for ball games, horse riding and beach surfing.
The summer months are the busiest period for the coast. However, other seasons have their own charm, even if sunbathing is not part of it. There are plenty of alternatives on the coast. Close by, there is Bruges, one of Belgium’s finest cities of art. A visit to this historic city is a must.
Europe is particularly well represented on the list of heritage sites, as is Belgium.
The Flemish beguinages.
The Grand-Place in Brussels.
The four boat lifts of the Canal du Centre and their site, La Louvière and Le Roeulx in the Hainaut.
33 belfries of Flanders and Wallonia.
The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Tournai.
The major houses of the architect Victor Horta in Brussels.
The historic centre of Bruges.
The Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes in Mons .
The Plantin-Moretus house-workshops-museum complex located in Antwerp.
The museum is devoted to developments in printing from the 15th to the 18th century.
Stoclet House in Brussels .
It marked a radical change in Art nouveau, ushering in Art Deco and the modernist movement in the world of architecture.
Four Walloon mining sites. They are located in Grand-Hornu (Mons), Bois-du-Luc (La Louvière), Bois du Cazier (Charleroi) and Blegny-Mine (Liège).
The sites are symbols of the industrial revolution and are the best preserved sites of the coal mining industry in Belgium, from the early 19th century to the second half of the 20th century.
The carnivals of Aalst and Binche.
Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke.
The Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse.
The processional giants and dragons.
Traditional games in Flanders.