Popular Lettings in Belgium
Highlights in Belgium
- A chocolate paradise
- The festive spirit
- Wonderful cities
- Culture, art and tradition
- Sweet and savoury treats
Most popular in Belgium
Holiday rentals and lettings in Belgium
The historic centres of Bruges and Ghent are very compact so even if you stay in the outskirts you will still be close enough and within walking distance from the main cultural sites, attractions, shops and eateries. If you choose to stay in Brussels it ranges from budget to top notch accommodations. Cosy and cute holiday rentals in the heart of the city or in its surrounding neighbourhoods plenty of life, attractions and parks. For a stay within historic surroundings head to Antwerp or Liège.Charming rentals in the heart of Europe
Comfortable and well equipped holiday rentals will accommodate you for a perfect weekend getaway or a longer trip with your dearest ones. Choose fully renovated properties in the heart of the city, comfortable lettings within walking distance of the main squares and cosy refurbished buildings with lovely terraces. Some properties feature big windows to see the first morning rays and beautiful gardens for the little ones to play or enjoy a nice afternoon under the sun. Delicate interiors and lovely decorations for you to enjoy a pleasant stay in a stunning letting surrounded by the beautiful countryside and others with a wide range of activities such as tennis, golf or horse riding.
Holidays in Belgium
The area and getting around
In the heart of Europe, this little country boasts energy, culture, history and charm. It might be a bit too obvious to say not to miss the architecture of this beautiful country. From churches to heritage buildings, churches and magnificent squares full of life. Pieces of art are also in museums or in the streets to remember about important past events. No matter what time of the year you plan your trip to Belgium, markets and events are also happening all year through in every city. And for the little ones, theme parks are awaiting with loads of fun rides, activities and entertainment. Get ready!Getting around the country
With a great system of underground lines, trams and trains, the last one being the most recommended, you can easily move around the country and visit the main cities. If you want to do it at your own pace, rent a car from a local or make some Belgian friends on a carpool trip! This will give you the freedom to wander around beautiful Bruges, the northwest and Antwerp, Flanders or the cosmopolitan metropolis, Brussels.
Travellers and activities
Belgium is not famous just for chocolate, waffles or beer. The country is also well known for its magnificent architecture and for having the most castles per square kilometer in the world and that’s why every great architect lauds the country for. Its archaic structures and beautiful designs draw visitors in from all over the world. Take a few days and tour the beautiful Gravensteen in Ghent, Gaasbeek Castle near Brussels, the castle of Freyr, the Chateau de la Hulpe, Hof Ter Saksen near Antwerp or enjoy a flower show at the castle of Groot-Bijgaarden. The country’s size allows you to visit more than one castle in a day.Belgium for chocolate lovers
Brussels is well known for its chocolate but not many people know that Brussels International Airport is the world’s largest chocolate selling point! Although most cocoa comes from Africa and South America, the production of this sweet wonder is what has made the country famous for over the years. They invented the praline. In Brussels and Bruges you will find the finest chocolate shops where to get these heavenly treats starting from 1€ a piece to high end prices. Try some Godiva, Leonidas, Galler, Neuhaus or Mary fine chocolates and take a bit of Belgium back home. For more creative delicacies, try some Dumon Chocolates, BbyB (whose name stands for "Babelutte by Bartholomeus") and handmade chocolates at Confiserie de Clerck.
The famous Tintin, Lucky Luke and The Smurfs are from Belgium as well as chips, one of their most famous inventions!
Top 5 travel tips in Belgium
Belgium is dotted with quaint, charming and splendid towns. Medieval structures, historical sites and unique places that draw in travellers from all over the world. Take a few days to visit them. In Bruges you can get on a boat and ride the canals, visit the chapels or explore the town on a bike. In Antwerp, known as “Diamondland” you can actually see the diamonds being cut, lots of art galleries, museums and great gastronomy. In Ghent, you will find a surreal blend of history and laid-back vibes which also makes it unique. History buffs will have the time of their lives in this medieval town. Choose the one you would like to start with and plan your route!2. Visit the capital city
Being the capital of the European Union, it is also a great hub of palaces, museums, mansions and chapels and that is the reason that makes Brussels a very popular city on any traveller’s list who wants to visit Belgium. The Manneken Pis and the Jeanneke Pis, shopping arcades, world-class cafes, restaurants and more than 2000 beers at Delirium Café for you to try! And do not leave Brussels without visiting the Grand Place, the Royal Palace or Mini Europe as these are a must!3. Get ready for a shindig!
Beside the widely celebrated Belgian national holidays, there are so many festivals from March to early January. Mingle with the locals at any carnival and mid-Lent carnival festivals around the country. In April, witness the colourful Cavalcade de Herve, a horse-drawn carriages parade. In May, go for the Kattenstoet in Ypres, the Procession of the Holy blood in Bruges or The Belgian Pride. The summer season from June to August is plenty of festivals and concerts that can last for 10 days such as the 10 Days off, in Ghent, together with their national festival happening at the same time, the Gentse Feesten. Around November and December get carried away by the festive spirit at any of the Christmas markets. Winter Wonders, the most original one, is in Brussels.4. Get the Belgian taste
Belgian chefs dip into other cuisines from the Mediterrarnian a some other influences of their own country different roots. Taste the renowned Belgian cuisine in Brussels and sample some croque-monsieurs (a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with salad) or the world famous moules with a portion or two of frites, French fries. Maybe wash them down with a local beer? Wallonian cuisine is similar to the French one and portions are quite substantial. Have some truite à l’Ardennaise or fricadelles à la bière, meatballs in beer. In Flanders, go for paling in’t groen, eel braised in a green (spinach) sauce with herbs or pâté de faisan (pheasant) or pâté de lièvre (hare)5. Have an atomic experience
The Atomium building is a landmark of Brussels and it was constructed for the Brussels World Expo in 1952. Located in the Heysel Plateau, it is now a museum that Belgians wanted to keep after the Expo. The shape of the building stands out of course. It is a giant iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size, replicated in shiny steel. Now it is a cultural space for exhibitions about Belgium and digital arts. Have a nice meal at the restaurant, suspended 100 metres above the ground and enjoy Belgian specialties near the clouds. Go a bit higher, to the upper sphere and get magnificent views of Brussels. Not a week goes by without some young man kneeling down and asking the big question! Are you going to be next?
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