Belgium Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide

Belgium Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide

Belgium is a popular destination to visit and it is easy to see why with facsinating towns and cities, tasty food and friendly locals. View our comprehensive travel guide today with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!

 
 

Find activities and things to do if you would like to travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in Belgium.

Travel to Belgium

Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.

Get inspired to visit today!

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Currency: Euro
  • Population: 10,400,000 (approx)
  • International Calling Code +32
  • Language: Dutch, French, German
  • Area: 30,500 km2

 

Top Reasons to Travel to Belgium

There are so many reasons why you should consider visiting Belgium:

  • Historic cities
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Friendly people
  • Tasty food including wafles 
  • Sample the world famous beer
  • See famous sights like the Manacin Pis

 

How to Get to Belgium

You can reach Belgium overland by rail, bus, car or by plane.

 

Best Places to Visit in Belgium

  • Brussels
  • Bruges
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent

 

Top Attractions 

  • Manneken Pis
  • Grand Place
  • St Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • Cathedral of Our Lady
  • Atomium
  • Markt
  • Plantin-Moretus Museum
  • Gravensteen
  • Pairi Daiza
  • Béguinage
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • In Flanders Fields Museum
  • Leuven Town Hall
  • Royal Palace of Brussels
  • Menin Gate
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

 

Gap Year in Belgium

Interested in spend a gap year in Belgium? Search opportunities. You can find a range of gap year programs available in Belgium, these include just general sightseeing, learning, work experience and voluntary options. There are options throughout the country in places like:

  • Brussels
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Charleroi
  • Liège
  • Bruges
  • Namur
  • Leuven
  • Mons
  • Aalst

 

Belgium Travel Tips

Food & Drink

Amidst the charming cobblestone streets lined with French-influenced architecture, keep your eyes peeled for shops featuring local chocolate, waffles or fries: all are distinctly Belgian, and unparalleled in both richness and quality.

If you go and love beer, be sure to spend an evening at the world-famous Delirium Café. Home to over 2,000 international brews, including their very own voted the best beer in the world, it will undoubtedly be an experience you will never forget.