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Belgium is located in the heart of Europe, sharing borders with the Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the North Sea. The kingdom is split between the Dutch-speaking Flemish region in the north and the largely French-speaking Walloon region in the south. It is a country ideal for city breaks with 5 airports, over 400 types of beer, impressive architecture and not to forget the famously delicious belgian chocolate.

What to see

To see some of Belgium's best medieval architecture it is certainly worth heading to Bruges, where attractions include the Groening and Choco-Story Museums. Here, you will also find street after street of charming Flemish buildings, pretty restaurants and bars, imposing historic monuments, as well as some wonderful Christmas markets during the festive period.

Brussels, home to the European Union and NATO is not just a platform for democratic buildings, it is a city teeming with antique shops, quaint cafés, fantastic restaurants and Art Nouveau architecture. Other key attractions in Brussels include St Michael and St Gudule’s Cathedral, the Mont des Arts park and the elegant Place Royale.

Tour Collection

Browse our collection of small escorted group tours and luxurious private journeys.

Key Facts

Capital: Brussels
Flying time from London: 50mins
Time difference: +1
Population: 10.4 million
Currency: Euro
Official Language(s): Dutch, French, German
Visa (UK Passport Holders): No

Before You Go:

A Tall Man in a Low Land

Harry Pearson (2000)
Pearson lived in Belgium for several months, burying himself in the local culture, drinking many of the 800 different beer and eating local delicacies, such as kip kap (jellied pig cheeks).

In Bruges

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges in this British black comedy.
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