The Complete Travel Guide to Belgium

#HilaryRowland

A Visual Tour of Belgium

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

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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.

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 87 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Donna Mack

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

  4. Ann Amos

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Barbara Burchfield

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

  8. Kelly Milone

    So in next week will be the first time ever I will be fly by plane to Belgium on vacation I am so excited!!😊 and a bit scared too

  9. FLORENCE

    Every one of my friends is on vacation in Belgium and I’m here stuck at home forever 🙁 So jealous

  10. James Hannks

    Enjoying the last days here in Belgium and had a great vacation with my gf. Priceless vacation.

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