Monday, March 23, 2015

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos)

Belgium is the place to be, no matter the time of the year you plan your vacation in Europe. It’s a small country, but you know what they say: awesome experiences usually come in small drops!Belgium has history, culture, astonishing architecture and it will impregnate you with the desire of exploring it all from the first minute you’ll hit one of its airports. To make you better understand the reason we’re saying this, we decided to present you ten of the best places for your Holidays in Belgium. 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium

Map of Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Map of Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Map of Belgium.


1. Antwerp

Antwerp can be described as a food lover’s best dream and the beer enthusiasts’s paradise. It also has an artistic reputation, dating back from the 17th century. Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens are just some of the big names of this city. It’s also a rising fashion city and the perfect location to visit for the enthusiasts of fancy restaurants and pubs. Just about everything is about fine arts in here.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Restaurant in Antwerp
Restaurant in Antwerp

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Church in Limburg, Belgium
Church in Limburg, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Antwerp, Belgium - Inside Central Station
Antwerp, Belgium - Inside Central Station

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Cafes - Antwerp, Belgium
Cafes - Antwerp, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Central Station. Antwerp, Belgium
Central Station. Antwerp, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Antwerp, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Limburg, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Antwerp Belgium Nightlife
Antwerp Belgium Nightlife

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Antwerp Belgium Nightlife
Antwerp Belgium Nightlife

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2. Bruges

With its center being a proud UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bruges never stops to impress. You can have the one of your best holidays here, in the so-called “Venice of the North". Most of its medieval architecture has remained intact, including the notable Church of Our Lady or Michelangelo’s sculpture “Madonna and Child”. Let the TheDijver canal transport you in a totally new era of fun!

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos)
Belfry of Bruges 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Belfry of Bruges at Night
Belfry of Bruges at Night

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Early morning light at the wetlands near Bruges, Belgium
Early morning light at the wetlands near Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | La Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium.
La Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium. 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium
The Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The beautiful archway over Blinde Ezelstraat (Blind Donkey Street) in Bruges
The beautiful archway over Blinde Ezelstraat (Blind Donkey Street) in Bruges 

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3. Ghent

Ghent is a picturesque city located in the Flemish Region in Belgium. It’s the country’s second largest municipality and one of the busiest towns. It is best known for its ten-days-long "Ghent Festival" which is held every year, and Graslei, one of the most scenic places you’ll get a chance to see during your holiday in Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Belgian Buildings in Ghent Belgium
Belgian Buildings in Ghent Belgium 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Bell Tower, Ghent, Belgium
Bell Tower, Ghent, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Festival of Lights - Ghent, Belgium
Festival of Lights - Ghent, Belgium 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Ghent, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Evening in Ghent, Belgium
Evening in Ghent, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Ghent, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Gerard De Duivelsteen Castle, Ghent - Belgium
Gerard De Duivelsteen Castle, Ghent - Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Gravensteen Castle ~ Ghent, Belgium
Gravensteen Castle ~ Ghent, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Riverside in Ghent, Belgium
Riverside in Ghent, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Saint Nicholas, Ghent, Belgium
Saint Nicholas, Ghent, Belgium 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Streetview at night in Ghent, Belgium
Streetview at night in Ghent, Belgium 

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4. Spa

Situated in a mesmerizing valley formed by the Ardennes mountain chain, Spa is definitely one of the best places to come and have a chilling vacation in Belgium. It has been well known for its healing cold springs since the 14th century, thus becoming eponymous with any water source believed to have beneficial effects over our mind and soul. The city is also close to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which is the host of the annual Formula One Belgian Grand Prix.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Art nouveau architecture, Spa-Belgium
Art nouveau architecture, Spa-Belgium 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Buildings in Spa, Belgium
Buildings in Spa, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Spa, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Spa, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Spa, the water city
Spa, the water city 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Casino in Spa
The Casino in Spa 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Vintage F1 in Spa
Vintage F1 in Spa 

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5. Namur

Namur is the capital of Wallonia and it acts as a muse for the two rivers surrounding it, the Sambre and the Meuse. The wonderful cobblestone streets which you can walk on while admiring the plethora of historical, cultural and artistic masterpieces could never get more romantic and inspiring than in Namur. Marvelous building ornate the intricate canals, emanating a fascination for the past and a great amount enthusiasm for the future as well.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Crupet Castle Namur, Belgium
Crupet Castle Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Docks in the early morning, Namur, Belgium
Docks in the early morning, Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Miranda Castle Namur, Belgium
Miranda Castle Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | River Boulevard - Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | River Boulevard - Namur, Belgium
River Boulevard - Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur, Belgium
River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Rocher Bayard, Dinant, Namur
Rocher Bayard, Dinant, Namur

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | St Aubin's Cathedral, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium
St Aubin's Cathedral, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium

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6. Mechelen

Often referred as Dijlestad, because the Dijle River flows through this city, Mechelen is one of Flanders' prominent cities of historical art, a polyphony of painters, musicians, printmakers and illuminators. In other words, Mechelen is the perfect place for having a bohemian holiday in Belgium, thanks to attractions like St. Rumbold's Cathedral, the Brusselpoort, the Palace of Margaret of York Orthe Toy Museum of Nekkerspoel.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Been there. Beautiful. Mechelen, Belgium
Been there. Beautiful. Mechelen, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Cathedral of Mechelen, Belgium
Cathedral of Mechelen, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Grote Market - Mechelen, Belgium
Grote Market - Mechelen, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Hanswijk church seen from Mechelen Belgium
Hanswijk church seen from Mechelen Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Buildings in Mechelen, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Buildings in Mechelen, Belgium
Buildings in Mechelen, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Mechelen_Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Midnight Rainbow Tree, Mechelen, Belgium
Midnight Rainbow Tree, Mechelen, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Stadhuis van Mechelen - Antwerp, Belgium
Stadhuis van Mechelen - Antwerp, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Street art by Smates (Bart Smeets) in Mechelen, Belgium
Street art by Smates (Bart Smeets) in Mechelen, Belgium

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7. Liège

Liège is the capital of the Walloon region of Belgium and also its main economic and cultural center. It is internationally renowned for its "Le QuinzeAoût" celebration, which takes place in august, each year. This is one of the biggest folkloric manifestations in Belgium, including dances, religious processions, a flea market, concerts and all sorts of popular games.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | After the rain - Liege, Belgium
After the rain - Liege, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Central Station Liège
Central Station Liège

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Guerilla gardening in Liège
Guerilla gardening in Liège

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Guillemins train station in Liege
Guillemins train station in Liege

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | House in Liège, Belgium
House in Liège, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Liège, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Hasard Cheratte coal mine near Liège, Belgium
The Hasard Cheratte coal mine near Liège, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Town Hall Liege Belgium
Town Hall Liege Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Train station Liège
Train station Liège

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Abandoned - Esneux, Liege
Abandoned - Esneux, Liege

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8. Brussels

You can’t really say you visited Belgium if you didn't hit Brussels, the de facto capital of the European Union! Bussels is a city of history and art, featuring astonishing building, ranging from medieval-styled ones to postmodern architectural masterpieces. The Atomium, the MannekenPis,the Cinquantenaireparkthethe Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Palace of Justice and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts are just a few examples of the landmarks you must absolutely see while on your stay.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Brussels Town Hall
Brussels Town Hall

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | European Village, Brussels
European Village, Brussels

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | High-speed rail networks connect Brussels with other European cities
High speed rail networks connect Brussels with other European cities

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | King House, Great Market, Brussels, Belgium
King House, Great Market, Brussels, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Simon Stevin square in Bruges, Belgium
Simon Stevin square in Bruges, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Atomium - Brussels, Belgium
The Atomium - Brussels, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium.
The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Royal Palace of Brussels
The Royal Palace of Brussels

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Town Hall of the City of Brussels
The Town Hall of the City of Brussels 

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Town Hall of the City of Brussels municipality
The Town Hall of the City of Brussels municipality

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9. Koksijde – Oostduinkerke

Who said Belgium doesn't have awesome beaches as well? You can have a hot holiday in this country too and for this reason we decided to present two of the most popular choices in this sphere. The first one is Koksijde – Oostduinkerke, lining the coasts of the North Sea in the southwest of the Flemish province of West Flanders. This is also a hub for cyclo-cross racing, golf games and historical abbeys dating back from the early Middle Ages.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Fisherman hauls a net. Oostduinkerke, Belgium.
Fisherman hauls a net. Oostduinkerke, Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Fisherman's net. Oostduinkerke, Belgium.
Fisherman's net. Oostduinkerke, Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Former townhall Oostduinkerke
Former townhall Oostduinkerke

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Horse  in Oostduinkerke,Belgium
Horse  in Oostduinkerke,Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Horse Fishermen in Oostduinkerke,Belgium
Horse Fishermen in Oostduinkerke,Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Koksijde Airport, Belgium
Koksijde Airport, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Koksijde, church de Sint Pieterskerk
Koksijde, church de Sint Pieterskerk

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Oostduinkerke seaside apartments
Oostduinkerke seaside apartments

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Sand-Yachting on Oostduinkerke beach
Sand-Yachting on Oostduinkerke Beach

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Sint-Niklaaskerk in Oostduinkerke
Sint-Niklaaskerk in Oostduinkerke

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10. Oostende

This is the largest city on the Belgian coast and one of the best places to admire this country’s beaches during the holidays of your life! The numerous opulent buildings, not to mention some important monuments and villas contribute in giving this city an aristocratic allure.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Beach, seafront and Europacenter building
Beach, seafront and Europacenter building

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Gothic Church in Oostende, Belgium
Gothic Church in Oostende, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Lange Nelle Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Oostende
Lange Nelle Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Oostende

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Maria-Hendrikapark, Oostende, Belgium.
Maria Hendrikapark, Oostende, Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Oostende, Belgium.

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Oostende Railway Station
Oostende Railway Station

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Rainy day on the North Sea beach in Oostende, Belgium
Rainy day on the North Sea beach in Oostende, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | Rainy Oostende, Belgium
Rainy Oostende, Belgium

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | St Petrus and St Paulus Church
St Petrus and St Paulus Church

10 Best Places to Holiday in Belgium (100+ Photos) | The Peperbusse – local name for an old church tower from a burned down church
The Peperbusse – local name for an old church tower from a burned down church

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