Belgium Trips - Tourist Information Hotels and Holiday Reservations
There is something about Belgium, maybe it is the warm and friendly people who with 3 other official languages (Dutch, French, German) will also easily converse in English, which can be considered the 4th unofficial language of this magnificent country.
Perhaps it is the amazing Belgiumarchitecture that decorates the quaint buildings, or maybe it is the delicious cuisine in the vast array of elegant restaurants where each dish seems to be better than the last.
Although with pretty small territory, but conveniently located between Holland and France, the kingdom of Belgium features all the best that Europe has to offer. Within trip of a day or two, one can take a romantic cruise down a canal in Bruges, go shopping some sparkling diamonds in Antwerp, enjoy the beach in Oostende, celebrate a fest in Binche, discover the secrets of a castle in Namur, go hunt antiques at the market in Liege and visit a fine art museum in Brussels. A well organized railway network connects all of the country and makes navigation simple and comfortable for the visitors of Belgium.
Frequently referred to as the “Essence of Europe”, Belgium is both multicultural and multilingual country. Flanders (Vlaanderen) in the north, a flatland with dense canals network, is proud of its ancient art cities, Bruges, Antwerp, and Ghent. To the south in Wallonia, one will find the hills of the Ardennes, numerous medieval castles and the charming cities of Tournai, Namur, and Liege. The Belgium capital Brussels is one of the most popular cosmopolitan cities, a wealth of countless international trade and finance companies, as well as home to NATO and the European Union. Belgium’s history has always been connected to the cultural and commercial exchange and the country has always been an important meeting place of Western Europe. Traces of the Austrians, Dutch, French and Spanish can still be seen in the Belgian architecture and in the lifestyle of its residents.
Useful Information About Belgium:
Other names: Belgïe, Belgique
Belgian Capital: Brussels
Belgium Area: 30510 sq. km
Population of Belgium: 10204000
Language: Dutch, French, German
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Belgium Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest:
Regions in Belgium:
Belgian Coast, East Cantons, Meuse Valley, The Ardennes
Best Castles to Visit in Belgium:
Beersel (near Brussels, Belgium); Bouillon (near Dinant in the Ardennes, Belgium);Het Gravensteen (Ghent, Belgium).
The Best Cathedrals in Belgium:
Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Cathedral of Our Lady; Tournai, Belgium);
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady; Bruges, Belgium);
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of Our Lady; Antwerp, Belgium).
Recommended Belgian Museums:
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Royal Fine Arts Museum; Antwerp, Belgium);
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, Belgium).
Recommended Outdoor Pursuits:
Skiing the Ardennes (Belgium and Luxembourg);
Hiking Across the Hautes Fagnes; Sand-Yachting at De Panne.
The Best Goods to Shop in Belgium:
Diamonds (Antwerp), Antiques (Brussels), Chocolates, Lace.
Cities and resorts in Belgium we will provide with tourist information and hotel accommodation reservations:
Antwerp, Bastogne and Han-sur-Lesse, Bouillon, Bruges, Brussels, De Panne, Dinant, Durbuy, Ghent, Huy, Knokke-Heist and Het Zoute, Liege, Mons, Namur,
Oostduinkerke, Koksijde-Bad and Sint-Idesbald, Ostend,
Spa, Tournai, Ypres.
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