Belgium travel guide

Belgium travel guide

Belgium is unofficial capital of the EU. The country has a number of fascinatingly historic cities packed with medieval and Art Nouveau architecture and famous for their long traditions in arts, fashion and fine dining. Famous for it’s beer (over 500 different varieties), waffles and chocolates. Has more than 60 UNESCO World heritage sites.

Things to to in Belgium:

  • Manneken Pis. Travellers’ favourite tiny bronze fountain in the shape of a peeing boy.
  • Atomium built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair (Expo ’58), it is a remarkable 102 meter tall representation of an atomic unit cell. More precisely, it is symbolic of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Nine steel spheres 16 metres in diameter connect via tubes with elevators 32 metres long.
  • Grand Place, surrounded by guildhouses and the Gothic town hall.
  • Laken Castle
  • St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral
  • Royal Palace
  • Belgian Beer Tour Belgian Beer Tour is a tour operator specializing in tours of Belgium breweries. It offers a great way for beer lovers to visit their favourite breweries and discover new ones. The tours cover a wide range of beers and appeals to connoisseurs and amateurs alike.
  • Visit city of Bruges
  • Taste mussels. Mussels are a firm favorite and a side-dish of Moules et frites/Mosselen met friet (Mussels with French fries). The traditional way is to cook them in a pot with white wine and/or onions and celery, then eat them up using only a mussel shell to scoop them out.
  • Taste waffles. Waffles are often eaten as a street/ take-away snack while shopping and therefore can be found at stands on the streets of the cities.

Travel guides:

Brussels Travel guide