Belgium is known for its famous chocolate, waffles and beer as well as its rich history. Whether you’re visiting Brussels with friends, Ghent with the kids, or Bruges with your sweetheart, there’s a little something for everyone.
Grand Place in Brussels
The Grand Place in Brussels is a beautiful sight to behold and a favorite stop during a tour of Belgium. The magnificent architecture and cobbled streets will transport you back to another time and place. Meet friends in the square, stop for lunch or just sit and watch the world go by.
Belgium is famous for its beer, so while you’re there, try a cherry-flavored beer called a Kriek for a unique and enriching experience.
Gravensteen – Castle of the Counts in Ghent
The Count’s castle in Ghent is exquisite and formidable when viewed from across the river. For one moment you’ll swear you’ve been transported back in time. The original purposes of the castle were military defense, justice, and punishment.
During the guided tour, you’ll walk the same stone ground that’s been in place for hundreds of years and absorb the chilling and powerful history of the castle. View an impressive collection of medieval weapons, a guillotine, crypts and dungeons. The castle features exciting guided tours and reenactments that are a hit with adults and children alike!
The Lake of Love in Bruges
Lake Minnewater is a quaint little lake in Bruges surrounded by beautiful white swans and rich culture. Enjoy a walking tour along scenic waterside paths and absorb the historical architecture of convents, churches and gilded headquarters. This peaceful spot is perfect for resting and enjoying nature or doing a little people-watching.
Depending on the time of your visit, you may take in a festival or concert on the grounds. Visit the Minnewater at night and experience the magic of dim lights playing on the water. For a moment you’ll see the lake as it must have looked lit by torchlight centuries ago.
Chocolate and Beer-Tasting Tours
If you prefer a guided tour when traveling outside of your home country, take advantage of delicious chocolate and beer-tasting tours.
Chocoholics will love walking through Belgium’s busy city center and sampling a wide variety of delectable chocolates made in traditional style. You’ll even get a chance to work with a master chocolatier and learn how to make your own tasty confections!
Beer-lovers will enjoy sampling a selection of eight premium Belgium beers while tasting quality Belgium cheeses and frites. During your tour you’ll learn the history and traditions of Belgian beers and visit some of Brussels oldest and most popular cafes.
Belgium: Visit for the food. Stay for the history.