Did you know that Belgium is the headquarters of the European Union and NATO? Well, aside that this country is rich and powerful in terms of the international organizations that chose it as their homes, it is also a favorite among the different tourists around the world.
Belgium is a wonderful country with a lot of attractions to see. So don’t worry even if you have so little time. Belgium is a small country and you don’t need a month to tour this country. In this article, we have listed some of the best activities you can do while you are in Belgium for three to four days.
Visit Brussels on the first day of your trip. Brussels is the capital city of Belgium where you can check out the Grand Palace and the Town Hall, which are actually UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t forget to take a photo of the Manneken Pis or the “peeing boy” which is an ultimate symbol of Brussels. The boy is said to have saved the city from fire so many years before. Of course, you have many other things to see such as the St. Michael and St. Gudula Church, the Royal Palace of Brussels, and Mont des Arts.
On your second day, you can visit Antwerp. Although it is not a typical tourist destination, the city is quite unique on its own which is why you need to come and check it. In fact, it is a great destination for families with kids. Some of the best sites in Antwerp are the Central Station, Antwerp Zoo, Rubens House, Grote Market, MAS rooftop terrace, and The New Port House.
Don’t forget to drop by Ghent and Burges, where you can spend your entire day. From Ghent you can take the train to Burges which is only 30 minutes. In Ghent, you can visit the Gravensteen or take a walking along Leie River. You can also visit Saint Bavo’s Cathedral and see for yourself the famous Ghent Altarpiece also known as the “Mystic Lamb” painting. In Burges, you can tour around the Lake of Love or climb Belfort, which is medieval tower and get a birds-eye view of the cityscape.
Belgium has a rich history and if you want to take a sneak peek of its past, you can visit the World War 1 Battlefield near Ypres. Make sure you visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial and the Langemark German War Cemetery. Make sure you observe certain when you visit this part of the city as they considered it sacred.