Do you know anything about Belgium? Belgium is a small and beautiful country near the Atlantic Ocean in Western Europe. Although it is a small country, there are many things to do in Belgium. Its cuisine, cities, architecture, art, and more are waiting for you. Let’s see what are the best things to do in Belgium and plan your next trip to Belgium!
Taste different kind of beers
Belgium has 1.500 different beer brands and 700 different flavour profiles so it is one of the best beer countries in the world. You can visit local pubs and taste local beers all around Belgium. Belgium beers are known as strong, sour, and bitter so you should be careful when you drink 😊
Eat famous “Friet”
Belgium is the origin of delicious fries and they name it "friet”. You will fall in love with Golden coloured and crispy fries but different kinds of sauces are complementary so you should eat with sauces as our advice.
One of the most important things that come to our mind about Belgium is the waffle. There are different kinds of Brussels and Liege waffles and both are mouth-watering. You can see extra sugar, fruit, jam, and chocolate added versions on the waffle counters but our advice is Liege version waffle with white chocolate.
Belgium is one of the two most famous countries that come to mind in terms of chocolate and the other one is Switzerland. In every corner, you can find a chocolatier and local chocolate flavours will amaze you and you will be so happy. Delicious praline chocolates attract chocolate-lover tourists to come to Belgium.
Dance in a festival
Belgium is a festival country and many famous festivals are organized in Belgium and hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Belgium for festivals. Some examples are Tomorrowland which is a famous electronic music festival and Ghent Festival that is a music and theatre festival.
Take a canal tour
Belgium cities have many canals and some of them are popular worldwide such as Ghent and Brugge. You can visit Ghent and Brugge cities, take a relaxing canal tour and enjoy the view of unique architecture and people’s happiness. In addition to this, you can also do kayaking in the canals.
Explore the best murals
Murals are so popular in Belgium cities and create new tourist attractions. Murals can be found in both popular or hidden sides of the cities. You can enjoy the beautiful artworks and take a photo of them for your Instagram. 😉
Get lost in the streets
This suggestion might be weird but this is one of the best activities to do in Belgium. Streets of some cities such as Ghent, Antwerp, and Brugge have a different vibe. Walking in streets randomly and looking around is an extremely enjoying activity.
Magnificent cathedrals and belfries
Belgium has gorgeous cathedrals and belfries. If you like to visit cathedrals and feel the religious atmosphere, Belgium is a good location for you. Examples of Belgium’s beautiful cathedrals are the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, St. Peter's Church in Leuven, St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, and the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels. Additionally, examples of some gorgeous belfries are Ypres Cloth Hall, Belfry of Bruges, and the Schepenhuis in Aalst.
Peeing statues of Brussels
There are three small statues in Brussels and they are well-known to international tourists. These peeing statues are Manneken Pis which is a baby boy, Jeanneke Pis which is a baby girl, and Zinneke Pis which is a dog, are worth seeing. However, do not think they are big and impressive statues. They are really small but funny statues.