Places to go in Belgium


Grand-Place is not only one of the top places to go in Belgium, but it’s also one of the most famous squares in Europe. Grand-Place is one of the liveliest spots in Brussels at night, and one of the best places in the city to admire beautiful architecture. There is also an interesting museum in Grand-Place – the Brussels City Museum – worth visiting as it houses the famous wardrobe of Manneken Pis.
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Grand-Place is also home to the popular Brussels’ Flower Carpet which is an amazing floral event where you get to see some of the most beautiful begonias on display. The Flower Carpet event happens in summer every two years (the next one will be in August 2012).

Gravensteen Castle

Gravensteen Castle is located in the beautiful city of Ghent and it’s without a doubt, one of the best places to go in Belgium for an interesting day out with the family. If you’re a fan of everything medieval you’ll love touring this stunning medieval castle and seeing the interesting objects on display such as medieval weapons, armor costumes, shields and swords.
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Also, if you enjoy taking panoramic views you’ll find that Gravensteen Castle is also one of the best spots in Ghent to get beautiful views of the city.

De Halve Maan

De Halve Maan is without a doubt, one of the most popular places to go in Belgium to enjoy a brewery tour. De Halve Maan is located in Brugge and it’s the oldest-running brewery (since 1856) in the city, which makes a visit to De Halve Maan even more special.

A tour of De Halve Maan brewery cost around $8 and includes a guided tour in English and beer tastings of Brugse Zot Blond, which is one of the best-loved beers in the country.

Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal)

The Cathedral of Our Lady is located in Antwerp and it’s another interesting attraction that you’ll want to add to your list of places to go in Belgium.
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The Cathedral of Our Lady is easily one of the most stunning churches in Belgium and also one of the largest you'll ever visit in Europe. The cathedral houses great artworks by Flemish painter Pablo Rubens, as well as an outdoor statue dedicated to Pablo Rubens himself.

Oostende Harbor

Oostende Harbor is another top attraction to add to your list of places to go in Belgium as it's one of the oldest seaports in the country.
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There are also many ships docked at Oostende Harbor that you can look at such as the famous Mercator and the Amandine (ship/museum), which is a great place to learn about fishing life at sea in the 60’s and 70’s. There is also a fish market in Oostende Harbor- Visserskaai Fish Market – where you can buy and sample freshly cooked seafood.

Grote Markt

Antwerp’s Grote Markt is another beautiful square that we have to include on our list of the places to go in Belgium. Grote Markt is surrounded by many beautiful 16th century gilded houses which you can photograph, as well as interesting landmarks such as the famous statue of "Brabo and the giant’s hand".

Besides taking the views from Grote Markt, you’ll be able to book bus tours and horse-drawn carriage rides of the area around Grote Markt and visit places such as Het Steen (Antwerp Fortress) where you’ll find the statue of the giant defeated by Brabo (pictured).

Belfry Tower

The Belfry Tower in Brugge is without a doubt, one of the most popular places to go in Belgium as the tower was featured in the 2008 movie “In Bruges”. The Belfry Tower is also one of the best places in Brugge to enjoy fantastic views of the city’s medieval skyline.

The Belfry Tower also boasts a bell room at the very top of the tower which you’re allowed to climb to see the Carillon concert which happens every day near midday.

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