Top 10 things to do in Belgium

Belgium

Historically the battefield for World War One, this picturesque country is often seen as the figurehead of the EU.

Belgium is a country.

Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch: België; French: Belgique; German: Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.[nb 1] Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of about 11 million people.

Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population and Brussels inhabitants, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who are officially recognized.

Belgium's two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region. A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of government.

Historically, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg were known as the Low Countries; it once covered a somewhat larger area than the current Benelux group of states. The region was called Belgica in Latin, after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica, which covered more or less the same area. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. From the 16th century until the Belgian Revolution in 1830, when Belgium seceded from the Netherlands, the area of Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, causing it to be dubbed the "Battlefield of Europe," a reputation strengthened by both World Wars.

Upon its independence, Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolution and, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa.

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Top 10 things to do in Belgium

Middelkerke

Middelkerke
Middelkerke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, on the North Sea, west of Ostend. The municipality comprises the towns of Leffinge, Lombardsijde, Mannekensvere, Middelkerke proper, ...

Ostend

Ostend
Ostend  is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. It comprises the boroughs of Mariakerke, Stene and Zandvoorde, and the city of Ostend proper ...

Ypres

Ypres
Ypres is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. Though Ieper is the Dutch and only official name, the city's French name, Ypres, is most commonly ...

Bastogne

Bastogne
Bastogne is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg in the Ardennes. The municipality of Bastogne includes the old communes of Longvilly, Noville, Villers-la-Bonne-Eau, and Wardin. ...

Malmedy

Malmedy
Malmedy is a Walloon city and municipality of Belgium. It lies in the province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Malmedy had a total population of 11,829. The total area ...

Namur, Belgium

Namur, Belgium
Namur , Nameur in Walloon is a city and municipality in Wallonia, in southern Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur and of Wallonia. It hosts ...

Brussels

Brussels
The charming capital of Belgium and Europe has a historic vibe, great beer, and fries and chocolate for all

Antwerp

Antwerp
locality

Dinant

Dinant
Dinant is a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur. It is around 90 kilometres south-east of Brussels, 30 kilometres south-east of ...

Spa

Spa
A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as ...

Charleroi

Charleroi
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. By January 1, 2008, the total population of Charleroi was 201,593. The metropolitan area, ...

Liège

Liège
Liège ; Walloon: Lidje; German: Lüttich; Latin: Leodium; Limburgish: Luuk; Luxembourgish: Léck is a major city and a municipality in the European country of Belgium. It is located in the ...

Mons

Mons
Mons is a Belgian city and municipality, and the capital of the province of Hainaut. The Mons municipality includes the former communes of Cuesmes, Flénu, Ghlin, Hyon, Nimy, Obourg, Baudour ...

Waterloo

Waterloo
The site of Napoleon's historic defeat

Arlon

Arlon
Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of LuxembourgThe municipality of Arlon includes the villages of Autelbas, Autelhaut, Barnich, Bonnert, Clairefontaine, Fouches, Frassem, Freylange, Guirsch, Heckbous, ...

Tongeren

Tongeren
Tongeren is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, in the southeastern corner of the Flemish region of Belgium. Tongeren is the oldest town in Belgium, ...

Bouillon

Bouillon
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. It lies in the country's Walloon Region and Luxembourg Province.The municipality, which covers 149.09 km², had 5,477 inhabitants, giving a population density of 36.7 inhabitants ...

De Panne

De Panne
De Panne is a town and a municipality located on the North Sea coast of the Belgian province of West Flanders. There it borders France, which implies that it is ...

Blankenberge

Blankenberge
This article relates to the Belgian coastal town of Blankenberge. For German towns with the near-homophonous names, see Blankenberg or Blankenburg Blankenberge is a town and a municipality in the ...

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis
The charming eccentric symbol of Brussels' "irreverent spirit"

Fotomuseum Antwerp

Fotomuseum Antwerp
Fotomuseum Antwerp is a museum of photography in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.History and programmeThe Fotomuseum in Antwerp has a historical and contemporary collection of photography that ...

Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew

Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew
The Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew is an historical building in Liège, Belgium. Founded outside the city walls, it was built in coal sandstone, starting in the late 11th century ...

Lake Robertville

Lake Robertville
Lake Robertville is an artificial lake near the city of Malmedy in Belgium in Europe. The water volume is 8,000,000 m³ and the area is 0,62 km². The lake is ...

Durbuy

Durbuy
Durbuy is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. On 1 January 2007 the municipality had 10,633 inhabitants. The total area is 156.61 km², giving a ...

Cathedral of Our Lady

Cathedral of Our Lady
The Cathedral of Our Lady is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today's see of the Diocese of Antwerp was started in 1352 and, although the first stage of ...

Atomium

Atomium
Unavoidable icon of Brussels with a great view of the area

Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Royal Academy of Fine Arts may refer to:Royal Academy of Fine Arts , BelgiumRoyal Academy of Fine Arts , BelgiumRoyal Swedish Academy of Arts, SwedenRoyal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, ...

Liège Cathedral

Liège Cathedral
for the earlier cathedral of Liège, see St. Lambert's Cathedral, Liège Liège Cathedral, otherwise St. Paul's Cathedral, Liège, in Liège, Belgium, is the seat of the Diocese of Liège.

Warche

Warche
The Warche is a river in eastern Belgium .From its source at Losheimergraben on the Belgian-German border, it flows roughly west about 50 km, across the south of the Hautes ...

Leuven

Leuven
Leuven ; French: Louvain, pronounced: , often used in English is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres east ...

Rubenshuis

Rubenshuis
The Rubenshuis is the former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. It is now a museum.Rubens's house during his lifetimeA year after marrying Isabella ...

Musical Instruments Museum

Musical Instruments Museum
1,200 instruments in a splendid Art Nouveau building

Olympisch Stadion

Olympisch Stadion
Olympisch Stadion can refer to at least two stadia:Olympisch Stadion Olympisch Stadion ...

St. Lambert's Cathedral, Liège

St. Lambert's Cathedral, Liège
for the present cathedral of Liège see Liège Cathedral St. Lambert's Cathedral, Liège was the cathedral of Liège, Belgium, until 1794, when its destruction began. This enormous Gothic cathedral, dedicated ...

Eau Rouge

Eau Rouge
The Eau Rouge is a small, 15 km long stream in the Belgian province of Liège, right tributary of the Amblève.It starts in the Hautes Fagnes and ends in Challes, near ...

Genk

Genk
Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. The municipality only comprises the city of Genk itself. It is one of the most ...

Museum aan de Stroom

Museum aan de Stroom
The Museum aan de Stroom is a museum located along the river Scheldt in the Eilandje district of Antwerp, Belgium. It opened in May 2011 and is the largest museum ...

Opéra Royal de Wallonie

Opéra Royal de Wallonie
The Opéra Royal de Wallonie is an opera house in Liège, Belgium, one of four situated in that country. ...

Salm

Salm
Salm may refer to:PeopleHouse of Salm, a European formerly ruling familySalm-Reifferscheid-Raitz GeographySalm , a historic principality with territories in present Germany, Belgium and Francepartitions ...

Chimay

Chimay
Chimay a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Chimay had a total population of 9,774. The total area is 197.10 km² which gives a ...

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
Where the Belgian monarch weddings take place

Antwerp Zoo

Antwerp Zoo
Antwerp Zoo is a zoo in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium, located right next to the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station. It is the oldest animal park in the country, and one ...

Lake Gileppe

Lake Gileppe
Lake Gileppe is located in east of Belgium near the town of Verviers. It is not far from High Fens. The Gileppe Dam was built in 1867. There is a ...

Signal de Botrange

Signal de Botrange
Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Belgium, located in the High Fens , at 694 metres . It is the top of a broad plateau and a road ...

Binche

Binche
Binche is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Binche had a total population of 32,409. The total area is 60.66 km² which gives ...

Parc du Cinquantenaire

Parc du Cinquantenaire
See the city from Brussels' Arc de Triomphe

Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Museum Mayer van den Bergh
Museum Mayer van den Bergh is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium. The collection once belonged to art collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh . The major works are from the ...

Saint-Hubert, Belgium

Saint-Hubert, Belgium
Saint-Hubert is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg.On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 111.16 km², had 5,737 inhabitants, giving a population density of 51.6 ...

Aquatopia

Aquatopia
Aquatopia is an attraction at Tokyo DisneySea theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. Located in the Port Discovery area of the park, it is notable as ...

Voeren

Voeren
Voeren is a Flemish municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. Bordering the Netherlands to the north and the Walloon province of Liège to the south, it is geographically ...

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken
A stunning flower collection in the Royal Residence

ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen
MoMu is the fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp, Belgium. Founded on 21 September 2002, the museum collects, conserves, studies and exhibit Belgian fashion. The museum is specifically focusing ...

MSK

MSK
MSK may refer to the following:Marske railway station, England; National Rail station code MSKMaster Session Key, used in the Extensible Authentication Protocol Medullary sponge kidneyMedvedev–Sponheuer–Karnik scale, a macroseismic intensity scaleMemorial ...

Flemish Béguinages

Flemish Béguinages
The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they founded the béguinages , enclosed communities designed to meet their ...

Historic Centre of Brugge

Historic Centre of Brugge
Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part ...

Brasserie à Vapeur

Brasserie à Vapeur
Brasserie à vapeur is a Belgian vapor brewery based in Pipaix. The original brewery was opened in 1785. The brewery was reopened in 1984 by a Jean-Louis Dits and his ...

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée
The Belgian Comic Strip Center chronicles the history of Belgian comics. Housed in a former department store, the Magasins Waucquez, built in 1906 in Brussels' business district, it exhibits examples ...

Château de Chimay

Château de Chimay
Chimay Castle is a château that is located in Chimay, Hainaut, Belgium. The castle has been owned by the Prince of Chimay and his ancestors for centuries, and it is ...

Fort Breendonk

Fort Breendonk
Fort Breendonk is a military fortification situated in Breendonk, near Mechelen, in Belgium which is best known for its role as a Nazi prison camp during the German occupation of ...

Grottes de Han

Grottes de Han
The Caves of Han-sur-Lesse are a major Belgian tourist attraction located on the outskirts of the village of Han-sur-Lesse.The caves are the result of the underground erosion of a limestone ...

Ixelles

Ixelles
Ixelles is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual.Ixelles is located in the suburbs ...

Lower Town

Lower Town
Lower Town is a neighbourhood in Rideau-Vanier Ward in central Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to the east of downtown. It is the oldest part of the city. It is bounded roughly ...

Palais Royal

Palais Royal
The Palais-Royal , originally called the Palais-Cardinal, is a palace located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The screened entrance court faces the Place du Palais-Royal, opposite the Louvre. The ...

Strépy-Thieu Boat-lift

Strépy-Thieu Boat-lift
The Strépy-Thieu boat lift lies on a branch of the Canal du Centre in the municipality of Le Rœulx, Hainaut, Belgium. With a height difference of 73.15 metres between the ...

Talbot House

Talbot House
Talbot House may refer to:Talbot House: a house of Worksop College, England.Toc H, nickname for Talbot House, in Poperinge, Belgium; set up by Chaplains Tubby Clayton and Neville Talbot in ...

Upper Town

Upper Town
Upper Town may refer to:Upper Town, BradfordUpper Town, DerbyshireWolsinghamUpper Town, HerefordshireUpper Town, SuffolkUpper Town, SomersetUpper Town, WiltshireUpper Town, CaliforniaUpper Towns historic Cherokee residential area mostly found in modern Tennessee and ...

Vresse-sur-Semois

Vresse-sur-Semois
Vresse-sur-Semois is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Namur. It consists of the former municipalities of Alle, Bagimont, Bohan, Chairière, Laforêt, Membre, Mouzaive, Nafraiture, Orchimont, Pussemange, ...

Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall
The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is located on the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.HistoryThe ...

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium, founded in 1810, houses a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the fourteenth to the twentieth ...

Maaseik

Maaseik
Maaseik is a town and municipality in the Belgian province of Limburg. Both in size as in population it is the 8th largest municipality in Belgian Limburg . The town ...

Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp

Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp
The Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp is the contemporary art museum of the city of Antwerp, Belgium, and it is one of the most important art museums in Belgium. ...

Waimes

Waimes
Waimes is a Walloon municipality located in the province of Liège, in Belgium. On January 1, 2006 Waimes had a total population of 6,728. The total area is 96.93 km² ...

Antwerp City Hall

Antwerp City Hall
The City Hall of Antwerp, Belgium, stands on the western side of Antwerp's Grote Markt . Erected between 1561 and 1565 after designs made by Cornelis Floris de Vriendt and ...

AutoWorld

AutoWorld
AutoWorld may refer to:AutoWorld, an Automobile museum in Brussels, Belgium.AutoWorld, a Theme park in Flint, Michigan, United States which closed in its first year. ...

Koksijde

Koksijde
Koksijde is a town and a municipality in the European country of Belgium. It is located on the North Sea coast in the southwest of the Flemish province of West ...

Bois de la Cambre

Bois de la Cambre
The favorite local picnic spot

Vielsalm

Vielsalm
Vielsalm is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg. The town is part of the Arrondissement of Bastogne. It is the place of origin of the ...

Brussels Comic Book Museum

Brussels Comic Book Museum
Meet Tintin and the Smurfs - the captivating characters Belgium has given the world

Belœil

Belœil
Belœil is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Hainaut. It is around 10 km south of Ath. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,347 inhabitants. The total ...

Place Royale

Place Royale
Place Royale may refer to:Place Royale Place des Vosges, Paris - originally Place Royale ...

Sint-Truiden

Sint-Truiden
Sint-Truiden is a city and municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium, near the towns of Hasselt and Tongeren. The municipality includes the old communes of Aalst, ...

Coudenberg

Coudenberg
Coudenberg or Koudenberg ; Dutch for cold hill is a small hill in Brussels where the Palace of Coudenberg was built. For nearly 700 years, the Castle and then the ...

Oudenaarde

Oudenaarde
Oudenaarde is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Oudenaarde proper and the towns of Bevere, Edelare, Eine, Ename, Heurne, Leupegem, ...

Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels

Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
The Paleis voor Schone Kunsten or Palais des Beaux-Arts is a cultural venue in Brussels, Belgium. Often referred to as "Bozar" or "PSK", the building was completed in 1928 and ...

Couvin

Couvin
Couvin is a Belgian town located in the province of Namur.On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,476 inhabitants. Couvin is the second largest municipality of Belgium by surface area, ...

Museum of the City of Brussels

Museum of the City of Brussels
The Museum of the City of Brussels is a museum on the Grand Place square in Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to the history and folklore of the town of ...

Borgloon

Borgloon
Borgloon is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006 Borgloon had a total population of 10,152. The total area is 51.12 km² ...

Mont des Arts

Mont des Arts
The hill of museums, and arts, including the museum of Magritte

Rochefort

Rochefort
Rochefort may refer to:PlacesFrance Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, in the Charente-Maritime departmentRochefort, Savoie in the Savoie departmentRochefort-du-Gard, in the Gard departmentRochefort-en-Terre, in the Morbihan departmentRochefort-en-Valdaine, in the Drôme departmentRochefort-en-Yvelines, ...

Torhout

Torhout
Torhout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality only comprises the city of Torhout proper. On January 1, 2012, Torhout had a total population ...

BELvue Museum

BELvue Museum
The BELvue Museum in Brussels, Belgium, is a museum about the national history of Belgium. Exhibitions divided over twelve rooms explore the major periods in Belgium's history, such as the ...

Bilzen

Bilzen
Bilzen is a town and a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.On January 1, 2006, Bilzen had a total population of 30,057. The total area is 75.90 km² which ...

Jeanneke Pis

Jeanneke Pis
Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, which was intended to form a counterpoint to the city's Manneken Pis, south of the Grand Place.It was commissioned by ...

Heuvelland

Heuvelland
Heuvelland is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Dranouter, Kemmel, De Klijte, Loker, Nieuwkerke, Westouter, Wijtschate and Wulvergem. Heuvelland is ...

La Cambre Abbey

La Cambre Abbey
The Abbey of La Cambre or Ter Kameren Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. It is located in the Maelbeek valley between the Bois de la ...

Thuin

Thuin
Thuin is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. The Thuin municipality includes the old communes of Leers-et-Fosteau, Biesme-sous-Thuin, Ragnies, Biercée, Gozée, Donstiennes, and Thuillies.

Congress Column

Congress Column
The Congress Column is a monumental column situated on the Place du Congrès / Congresplein in Brussels, Belgium. It commemorates the creation of the Belgian state and constitution by the ...

Damme

Damme
Damme is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, six kilometres northeast of Brugge . The municipality comprises the city of Damme proper and the villages of ...

Royal Palace of Laeken

Royal Palace of Laeken
The Royal Palace of Laeken is the official residence of the King and Queen of the Belgians and their family. It is in the Brussels region, and is 5 km north ...

Ronse

Ronse
Ronse is a Belgian city and a municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality only comprises the city of Ronse proper.HistoryEarly ...

Hôtel Solvay

Hôtel Solvay
The Hôtel Solvay is a large Art Nouveau town house designed by Victor Horta on the Avenue Louise in Brussels. The house was commissioned by Armand Solvay, the son of ...

Tournai

Tournai
Tournai is a Walloon city and municipality of Belgium located 85 kilometres west-southwest of Brussels, on the river Scheldt, in the province of Hainaut. Tournai is part of the Eurometropolis ...

Botanical Garden of Brussels

Botanical Garden of Brussels
The Botanical Garden of Brussels stands on Rue Royale in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, near the Northern Quarter financial district in Brussels. Its main building is a cultural complex and music venue known ...

Knokke-Heist

Knokke-Heist
Knokke-Heist is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Heist-aan-Zee, Knokke, Duinbergen, Ramskapelle and Westkapelle. On January 1, 2006 Knokke-Heist had ...

Ancienne Belgique

Ancienne Belgique
The Ancienne Belgique is a concert hall for contemporary music in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the historic heart of Brussels, it is one of the leading concert venues in Belgium, ...

Stoumont

Stoumont
Stoumont is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country's Walloon Region and Province of Liege. On January 1, 2006 Stoumont had a total population of 3,006. The total ...

Egmont Palace

Egmont Palace
The Egmont Palace is a large mansion at the Rue aux Laines and the Petit Sablon Square in Brussels, Belgium. Today it houses the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Egmont ...

Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Nieuwpoort, Belgium
Nieuwpoort is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Nieuwpoort proper ...

Halle Gate

Halle Gate
The Halle Gate or Porte de Hal or Hallepoort is a medieval fortified city gate of the second walls of Brussels. It is now a museum, part of the Royal ...

Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg

Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg
Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg or Sint-Jacob-op-Koudenberg is a neoclassical church located in the historic square of Place Royale in central Brussels, Belgium.HistoryThe medieval abbey church that originally stood on ...

Espace Léopold

Espace Léopold
The Espace Léopold or  Leopoldruimte  is the complex of parliament buildings in Brussels housing the European Parliament, a legislative chamber of the European Union .It consists of a number of ...

Museum of Ancient Art

Museum of Ancient Art
The Museum of Ancient Art in Aarhus, Denmark is museum dedicated to the ancient art and cultural history of the mediterranean countries, in particular Ancient Greece, Etruscan civilization and Ancient ...

House of European History

House of European History
The House of European History is an initiative of the European Parliament. As a cultural institution and exhibition centre, the House of European History plans to marshal all available means ...

Europa

Europa
Europa commonly refers to:Europa , a Phoenician princess in Greek mythology, from whom the name of the continent Europe is takenEuropa , one of Jupiter's largest moons, named after the ...

Maalbeek

Maalbeek
The Maelbeek or Maalbeek is a stream that runs through several municipalities in Brussels, including Etterbeek, Ixelles, St-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek. It is a tributary of the Zenne, which it joins in ...

Chapel Church

Chapel Church
The Église de la Chapelle or Kapellekerk is a Roman Catholic church situated in the Marolles/Marollen district of Brussels, Belgium.HistoryIt was founded in 1134 by Godfrey I ...

Great Synagogue of Europe

Great Synagogue of Europe
The Great Synagogue of Europe, formerly known as the Great Synagogue of Brussels, is the main synagogue in Brussels, Belgium which was dedicated as a focal point for European Jews ...

Great Mosque of Brussels

Great Mosque of Brussels
The Great Mosque of Brussels is the oldest mosque in Brussels. It is located in the Cinquantenaire Park. It is also the seat of the Islamic and Cultural Centre of ...

Palace of Charles of Lorraine

Palace of Charles of Lorraine
The Palace of Charles of Lorraine was the residence of Charles Alexander of Lorraine in Brussels. Charles was governor-general of the Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780.The palace is located ...

Forest park, Brussels

Forest park, Brussels
The Forest park is a park in Brussels, Belgium located in and named after the municipality of Forest. It was designed by Victor Besme and occupies an area of 13 ...

Jewish Museum of Belgium

Jewish Museum of Belgium
The Jewish Museum of Belgium is a museum in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on the history of the Jews in Belgium.Museum and collectionsThe museum has a collection of ...

Ixelles Cemetery

Ixelles Cemetery
The Ixelles Cemetery , located in Ixelles in the southern part of Brussels, is one of the major cemeteries in Belgium.The Ixelles Cemetery also refers to a neighbourhood with a ...

Academy Palace

Academy Palace
The Academy Palace or Palais des Académies is a neoclassical palace in Brussels, situated on the Place des Palais / Paleizenplein by the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Brussels ...

Infantry Memorial

Infantry Memorial
The Infantry Memorial of Brussels stands in memory of the Belgian foot soldiers who fought in World War I and World War II. Designed by Edouard Vereycken, the memorial stands ...

Brugge

Brugge
Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country.The area of ...

Grand Place

Grand Place
Every building has a fascinating story on Brussels main square

Aubechies

Aubechies
Aubechies is a village in Wallonia, Belgium. It is part of the municipality of Belœil.Aubechies is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie association. The Archeosite and ...

Comines

Comines
Comines may refer to the following adjacent places:Comines , a town in Hainaut, Belgium, part of the municipality of Comines-WarnetonComines, Nord, a municipality in the Nord department, France ...

Coo

Coo
COO may refer to:Concept of Operations, used in Systems Engineering Management ProcessCountry of originCertificate of origin, used in international tradeChief operating officer or chief operations officer, high ranking corporate officialCell ...

Diest

Diest
Diest is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. Situated in the northeast of the Hageland region, Diest neighbours the provinces of Antwerp to its ...

Gent

Gent
Gent may refer to:Gentleman Ghent, city in the Flemish region of BelgiumK.A.A. Gent, football club of BelgiumGent , rubber elasticity modelGent , a men's magazineGentamicin, an antibioticGents, 1997 novel by ...

Han-sur-Lesse

Han-sur-Lesse
Han-sur-Lesse is a village in the municipality of Rochefort, Namur Province, Belgium. It is famous for the exceptional caves carved under a nearby hill by the river Lesse, which tourists ...

Hasselt

Hasselt
Hasselt is a Belgium city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. The Hasselt municipality includes the original city of Hasselt, plus the old communes of Sint-Lambrechts-Herk, Wimmertingen, ...

Hautes Fagnes

Hautes Fagnes
The High Fens , which were declared a nature reserve in 1957, are an upland area, a plateau region in the province of Liège, in the east of Belgium and ...

Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden
Hoegaarden is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. The municipality comprises the villages of Hoegaarden proper, Meldert and Outgaarden. ...

Horst Castle

Horst Castle
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Kortrijk

Kortrijk
Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province West Flanders. It is the capital and largest city of the arrondissement of Kortrijk, which is both a ...

Lier

Lier
Lier may refer to:Lier, BelgiumLier, NorwayDe Lier, NetherlandsLi Er, also known as Laozi, a Chinese philosopher ...

Nismes

Nismes
Viroinval is a Walloon municipality located in Belgium in the province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Viroinval had a total population of 5,680. The total area is 120.90 km² ...

Nivelles

Nivelles
Nivelles is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. The Nivelles municipality includes the old communes of Baulers, Bornival, Thines, and Monstreux.The Nivelles district ...

Pipaix

Pipaix
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Poperinge

Poperinge
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. The municipality comprises the town of Poperinge ...

Redu

Redu
Redu is a village in the municipality of Libin, in Luxembourg province, Belgium. The village is twinned with Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom and it is one of the very ...

Remouchamps

Remouchamps
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Seraing

Seraing
Seraing is a Walloon municipality of Belgium in Province of Liege. The municipality of Seraing includes the old communes of Boncelles, Jemeppe-sur-Meuse, and Ougrée. With Liège, Herstal, Saint-Nicolas, Ans, and ...

Tienen

Tienen
Tienen or Thienen is a city and municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Tienen proper and the towns of Bost, ...

Verviers

Verviers
Verviers is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège.The Verviers municipality includes the old communes of Ensival, Lambermont, Petit-Rechain, Stembert, and Heusy. It is also ...

Veurne

Veurne
Veurne is a city and municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Veurne proper and the settlements of Avekapelle, Booitshoeke, Bulskamp, De Moeren ...

Zoutleeuw

Zoutleeuw
Zoutleeuw is a municipality and city in the Hageland, in the extreme east of the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 7,947 inhabitants. The ...

wallonia

wallonia
Wallonia , Walloon: Walloon pronunciation: ​; Luxembourgish: is the predominantly French-speaking southern region of Belgium. It is governed as the Walloon Region, which makes up 55% of the territory of Belgium ...

Markt

Markt
Markt may refer to:Aktueller Software MarktChristkindl MarktMedia MarktRahela MarktPlaces in GermanyMarkt BerolzheimMarkt BibartMarkt EinersheimMarkt ErlbachMarkt IndersdorfMarkt NordheimMarkt RettenbachMarkt SchwabenMarkt SimbachMarkt TaschendorfMarkt WaldHackescher MarktStetten am kalten MarktWiener Markt

Sint-Baafskathedraal

Sint-Baafskathedraal
Not to be confused with the cathedral in Haarlem, NetherlandsThe Saint Bavo Cathedral is the seat of the diocese of Ghent. It is named for Saint Bavo of Ghent.

Stadhuis

Stadhuis
Stadhuis is an underground subway station in the city of Rotterdam, and is located on Rotterdam Metro lines D and E. The station opened on February 9, 1968, on the ...

Brussels Park

Brussels Park
The main park in the city center

Groeningemuseum

Groeningemuseum
The Groeningemuseum is a municipal museum in Bruges, Belgium, built on the site of the medieval Eekhout Abbey.It houses a comprehensive survey of six centuries of Flemish and Belgian painting, ...

Museum voor Schone Kunsten

Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent Museum of Fine Arts, Ostend Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ...

Gravensteen

Gravensteen
The Gravensteen is a castle in Ghent originating from the Middle Ages. The name means "castle of the counts" in Dutch. Gravensteen is situated at an altitude of 9 meters.

National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg

National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
Biggest art deco cathedral with a great panorama

Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon
The Sablon or Zavel is a neighbourhood and hill in the historic upper town of Brussels. At its heart are the twin squares of the larger Grand Sablon or Grote ...

Horta Museum

Horta Museum
Learn about Art Nouveau in Belgium

Parlement Européen

Parlement Européen
Take the tour to understand how the EU is run

Choco-Story

Choco-Story
Choco-Story, the Chocolate Museum in Bruges, Belgium, is located in the sixteenth-century "Huis de Crone" building on Sint-Jansplein in central Bruges. This building was originally the home of a wine ...

BAM

BAM
Bam or BAM may refer to:BuildingsBattle Mountain Airport, Nevada, US, IATA codeBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, BAM/PFA, Berkeley, California, USBishop Abraham Memorial College, Thurithicadu, Kerala, ...

Cantillon Brewery and Museum

Cantillon Brewery and Museum
The last traditional brewery in Brussels

Casino

Casino
In modern English, a casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities. The industry that deals in casinos is called the gaming industry. Casinos are ...

Cinquantenaire Museum

Cinquantenaire Museum
The Cinquantenaire Museum is located in the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History, which is a Belgian federal institute of ...

Earth Explorer

Earth Explorer
The Living Planet Programme is a programme within the European Space Agency which is managed by the Earth Observation Programmes Directorate. LPP consists of two classes of Earth Observation missions ...

Euro Space Center

Euro Space Center
Euro Space Center is a science museum and educational tourist attraction located in Transinne , near Redu in Belgium. It is devoted to space science and astronautics.The centre includes simulators ...

Ghent

Ghent
Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as ...

La Roche-en-Ardenne

La Roche-en-Ardenne
La Roche-en-Ardenne is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg and the arrondissement of Marche-en-Famenne. Lying beside a bend in the River Ourthe, the small town ...

Maison Autrique

Maison Autrique
The Autrique House was the first town house built by Victor Horta in the Art Nouveau style. This house built in 1893 represents an essential step in the evolution of ...

Quasimodo

Quasimodo
Quasimodo is a fictional character and the protagonist in the novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo. Quasimodo was born with a hunchback and feared by the townspeople as ...

Rue Neuve

Rue Neuve
Fun pedestrian shopping street that goes all the way close to Grand Place

Tour & Taxis

Tour & Taxis
Tour may refer to:Tourism, travel for pleasureTour of duty, a period of time spent in military serviceCampus tourConcert tourProfessional golf toursTennis tourWalking tourBlackBerry Tour, a mobile smartphone from RIMTour de ...

Walibi

Walibi
Compagnie des Alpes is a French company created in 1989 to operate many ski resorts in Europe. Compagnie des Alpes is a part of Caisse des dépôts et consignations.

Wiels

Wiels
Wielsbeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Ooigem, Sint-Baafs-Vijve and Wielsbeke proper. On January 1, 2006, Wielsbeke had a ...

Begijnhof

Begijnhof
The word béguinage is a French term that refers to a semi-monastic community of women called Beguines, religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world, as ...

Begijnhof

Begijnhof
The word béguinage is a French term that refers to a semi-monastic community of women called Beguines, religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world, as ...

Belfort

Belfort
Belfort is a city in north-east France in the Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. It is the biggest town and the administrative town of the Territoire de Belfort ...

Berchem

Berchem
Berchem is a southern district of the municipality and city of Antwerp in the Flemish Region of Belgium. Berchem is located along the old Grote Steenweg that has connected Brussels ...

Burg

Burg
Burg is a Germanic word describing a fort or fortified settlement.Burg or Bürg may refer to:PlacesEarth-burg, a combining form encountered in German and English ...

Centraal Station

Centraal Station
Central station is a common name for a railway station, for example Central railway station and Melbourne Central. As well as being used for centrally located stations , "Central" often ...

Hôtel de Ville

Hôtel de Ville
can mean any of the following things:In French, a hôtel de ville or mairie is a town hall or city hall.It can also refer to:Hôtel de Ville, Paris, FranceHôtel ...

Jan van Eyckplein

Jan van Eyckplein
Jan van Eyckplein, also known as Jan van Eyck Square, is a square located at the intersection of Academiestraat, Spiegelrei and Spanjaardstraat in Bruges, the capital and largest city of ...

Letterenhuis

Letterenhuis
The Letterenhuis is a Belgian non-profit organization located in Antwerp. The Letterenhuis collects and archives information of Flemish writers and artists, and portraits concerning Flemish culture as from 1750. The ...

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk is a common church dedication in Belgium and the Netherlands and may refer to:Cathedral of Our Lady , BelgiumChurch of Our Lady , BelgiumChurch of Our Lady , BelgiumChurch ...

Place des Martyrs

Place des Martyrs
Place des Martyrs may refer to:Place des Martyrs, Algiers, Algiers, AlgeriaPlace des Martyrs, Beirut, Beirut, LebanonPlace des Martyrs, Brussels, Brussels, BelgiumPlace des Martyrs, Kisangani, Kisangani, The CongoPlace des Martyrs, Luxembourg, ...

Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp
The port of Antwerp, in Belgium, is a port in the heart of Europe accessible to capesize ships. Antwerp stands at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the ...

Sint-Jacobskerk

Sint-Jacobskerk
Saint James the Great Church is a large Protestant church in the city of Flushing, Netherlands. The building is on the Old Market ; around are the streets called Branderijstraat ...

Vleeshuis

Vleeshuis
The Vleeshuis in Antwerp, Belgium is a former guildhall. It is now a museum located between the Drie Hespenstraat, the Repenstraat and the Vleeshouwersstraat. The slope where the Drie Hespenstraat ...

Grote Markt

Grote Markt
Grote Markt is a common name of a centrally located historic market square in many cities in Belgium and the Netherlands.Grote Markt Grote Markt , also known as the Grand ...

Technopolis

Technopolis
Fun science museum where small and big people discover nature's laws through experience

Kazerne Dossin

Kazerne Dossin
The Kazerne Dossin – Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights is a museum in Mechelen, Belgium, which was established on the site of a German assembly ...

Sint-Andrieskerk

Sint-Andrieskerk
St. Andrew’s Church is a Catholic church in Antwerp built in the 16th century. Its exterior is mainly characterised by a late-Gothic style while its interior is predominantly executed in ...

Steen

Steen
The Dutch word Steen means "stone", and is used for "castle" or "fortress", as in the Gravensteen in Ghent, Belgium. It is also an alternative spelling of the Swedish and ...