The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Belgium are the chocolates but Belgium has a lot more to itself like friendly people, good quality beer, old architecture and lovely canals. So we have made a list for with the help of wanderlust 15 so that you of all the places that you can visit on your trip to this beautiful country.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BELGIUM
Bruges is one of the places that should be on the top on your list. This city is called Europe’s ‘Venice of the North’ due to the canals and the Viking history is pretty prominent here. The Medieval architecture is very beautiful in this city and some monuments like St. John’s Hospital and Gruthuus Mansion look striking.
Brussels is the capital city of the national and some even call it the capital of the European Union. One of the first things that you can see is the Grand Palace and then the Gothic style Town Hall. There are plentiful rooftop cafes and pubs that you can enjoy in the city and you may even go for some shopping.
Ghent, which was one of the most powerful cities once and also one of the largest cities in Europe, has fascinated a lot of tourists. The money and the power is quiet obvious as you can see in the medieval houses and churches in the city. The city looks as if it is still living in that time as most of the architecture is still the same.
Antwerp is another big city in Belgium and has great food and beer so you should definitely visit the food joints. It is also known as the diamond capital as 70 percent of the world’s diamond is traded here. You will even find some old monuments like Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Paul’s church.
You could even go biking or hiking in the rough terrains of Ardennes. These mountains have dense forests, caves and cliffs and are home to the lynx and wild boar. You can visit the Han-sur-Lesse and the castle of Bouillon.
Mechelen isn’t as visited as other cities in Belgium are but the town is beautiful and the breweries are a must visit for a beer lovers. St. Rombout Cathedral gives a very beautiful view of the Antwerp Port and remember to visit the Carillion school where students from all over the world come to learn the techniques involved in playing the bell.