The Complete Travel Guide to Belgium

#HilaryRowland

A Visual Tour of Belgium

Bringing you the very best of Belgium – strap in for the ride!

By 

Ghent

A gorgeous city where you can sit and have lunch while overlooking a medieval castle in the middle of town. At night, the castle is beautifully lit, and you can get a great view from across the water that surrounds the other side of it.

A Visual Tour of Belgium

Yes, there’s an actual castle in the middle of town, and on the other side is a square where you can eat outside

A Visual Tour of Belgium

To the left is the giant castle

Ghent, like Bruges, also has water running through many parts of the city.

A Visual Tour of Belgium

A Visual Tour of Belgium

A Visual Tour of Belgium

I loved that it seemed like two cities in one, all mixed together. One one side of the coin, Ghent is a historic city with castles and rivers all over the place, primarily geared towards leisure time. On the other side of the coin, Ghent is like a normal, but exceptionally beautiful and cosmopolitan city, with commuters on street cars, tourists visiting large art galleries, several universities and multiple parks and town squares.

A Visual Tour of Belgium

It’s a very livable city that pulls you in and makes you never want to leave.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She’s always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 91 Comments

  1. May Baker

    Belgian chocolates, especially the cream-filled ones, are the best in the world and the really good news is that chocolate shops are happy to sell them to you one at a time. You’d get a quizzical look if you tried asking for a single Belgian chocolate in Harrods!

  2. Kimberly Shaw

    Let’s face it, Belgium isn’t that high up on most people’s travel wishlists. Even my Belgian friends can see why, but that self-effacing personality is part of the charm of the place.

  3. This is gorgeous! I just love the beautiful pictures and the details sights to behold in Belgium is definitely going on my bucket list to even see at the very least one of them. The recommendations are spot on and I really enjoy reading articles on travel like this one, love it!

  4. Terri East

    Was asked where’d I’d go on Vacation. I told them Belgium. 1) some of the sweetest people I’ve met and 2) My babe is from Belgium

  5. Bernice Miles

    I am a big fan of traveling as well! I would love to visit Belgium. I just got back from vacation in Hawaii. I could choose it as my next destination.

  6. Donna Mack

    I love Belgium. I always tell people it is the best hub for a western European vacation.

  7. Ann Amos

    Few more days and I’ll be in Belgium. so excited! I’m ready for this vacation. can’t wait

    • Katherine Swift

      I hope you’ll enjoy your vacation. Once you come back I hope you can share your experience as well. I need to convince my husband to choose Belgium for our next vacation, I myself already fall in love with Belgium after reading this article. But talking about my husband, hmm well, I need more feedback to convince him.

  8. Delores Mullen

    Just booked a vacation trip to Belgium for 5 days! It’s nice to have a short vacation before I start working again.

  9. Rebecca Bogert

    My parents always have their 3 days vacation in Belguim for their Anniversary. I hope that for my birthday next month, they can bring me along.

  10. Barbara Burchfield

    I cannot wait to spend this weekend in Bruges, I love Belgium and their beer!

Load 10 more comments

Join in the Conversation! Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *