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. Belgium is a popular destination to visit and on our directory you can find travel ideas and things to do. 


Belgium Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Ideas

Belgium Travel Guide

Belgium travel

Get inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Belgium.

  • 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 is the most popular tourist destination in the country and has a population of around 2,000,000 people
  • Bruges
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent


Top Tourist 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

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

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