Be wowed by Brussels’s ornate 17th-century and Art Noveau architecture or head north to Antwerp’s old town and the waterways of medieval Bruges and Ghent. Travel by train to Belgium’s south to admire Namur’s citadel and the Gothic architecture of Mons.
Enjoy sweeping vistas as you travel by train through Belgium. In Ardennes, walk or cycle along hundreds of kilometres of footpaths, canal towpaths and disused railway lines or sail and windsurf off the Flemish coast’s windswept beaches. At Flanders’ battlefields, be moved by wartime history.
Bag bric-a-brac in Brussels’ Place du Jeu du Balle flea market or unearth antiques from Sablon Square. In Liège, pick up bargains in the medieval-style La Batte market or go upscale in Antwerp with Belgian designer labels like Ann Demeulemeester. In Namur, sample fine chocolates in Galler Chocolat-Thé.
Take the NMBS/SNCB’s train across Belgium to sample its diverse gastronomy from Ardennes paté in French-speaking Wallonia, Flemish waffles in Flanders and Belgian beers like Duvel or cherry-flavoured Kriek.
Enjoy panoramic views from one of Brussels’ most famous landmarks, the futuristic Atomium. On a clear day, views stretch to Antwerp’s cathedral from the upper sphere.