The Perfect Checklist "To-Do's" When Visiting Belgium

The Perfect Checklist

If you've ever wondered if you should add Belgium to your travel bucket list, the answer is YES! Even with Belgium's smaller size, this picturesque destination is jam-packed with things to do and see. With many exciting attractions, stunning architecture, and fabulous cuisine - there is something for every traveler. 

So, where should you even begin to explore once you arrive? No matter what kind of trip you seek, Belgium has it. Although we will work together to prepare the perfect itinerary for you, here are some of the best and most popular places to visit. 

Grand Place, Brussels
Beautiful architecture and historical sites encompass Grand Place. The busy square is where you'll find access to many attractions. Travel Tip: Go on the balcony of the town hall to get the most magnificent view of the town.

The Battlefields of Flanders 
As a historically significant site, the Battlefield of Flanders is a must-see. Walk among the thousands of tombstones and endless cemeteries to pay your respect to the fallen soldiers.

The Canals and Belfry of Bruges
Travel by canal or walkthrough Bruges to take in its magnificence. Enjoy a stroll through the hidden gardens and take pleasure in the charming bridges.

Ghent's Gravensteen and Old Town
This monumental, moated fortress is one of the last of its kind and once housed the counts of Flanders. You can't miss the opportunity to explore its massive stone walls while it still stands strong.

Horta Museum and Town Houses
As one of Victor Horta's surviving buildings from the early 20th century, you must take the time to visit. Be sure to check out the original stained glass mosaics, meticulous woodwork, and detailed decorations.

Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent
This Gothic and Romanesque structure is one to behold. Its beauty makes it one of the most significant tourist attractions in Belgium.  

Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges
The Cathedral of Saint Bravo may be breathtaking, but if there is one church you intend to visit, make it the Basilica of Holy Blood. Why is that? Well, this stunning church holds a truly influential religious history.

Grand Place, Antwerp
Also known as the Grote Markt, you can expect to see some of Belgium's most significant examples of guild house architecture. Visit the 16th-century Town Hall as well as the Coopers' House and Grocers' House.

Meuse Valley
In the southern part of the nation, you can indulge in Belgium's peaceful countryside. Meuse Valley sits along a beautiful river that captures the country's thick forests, old-fashioned towns, limestone cliffs, and other natural sites.

Mons Old Town
This town is fun to explore. See ornate, architecturally detailed structures as you make your way through the center of town. There are many opportunities for sightseeing, so take advantage of them.

Belgium is a wonderful and welcoming place to get away, and its charm is sure to leave a lasting impression. Once you are ready to plan your trip, click here to schedule your call, and together, we will design the perfect itinerary for your visit to one of Europe's most beautiful places.