Belgium Guide for the First Time Travellers

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Most tourists pass through Belgium while they are visiting Bruges or Brussels. (In our case, it was Brussels) Belgium, is a compact, multi lingual nation in the heart of the Western Europe. In Belgium, you will notice a classic example of medieval and contemporary styles through its belfry’s, castles, modern art museums, cafes and shopping outlets.

Additionally, this country offers the best comfort food in Europe, varying from strawberry chocolate waffles, frites and hot steaming mussels, to go with the nation’s famous bubbly beer. Before you arrive in Belgium, make sure to learn a few French, Dutch or German phrases, as it could get complicated trying to communicate with people.

Places to visit in Belgium

Belgium is a nation that presents distinct contrasts, which also makes it an interesting place to visit. Explore the historic art cities, ancient castles, medieval belfry’s, step-gabled houses, market squares, museums and stunning urban canals to get a real feel of this country.

The interconnected Belgian cities are easily accessible through public transport. The capital, Brussels, is the de facto centre of European politics, that flaunts a cosmopolitan mix of cultures.

The rural district of Wallonia exhibits impressive caves, castles and bucolic valleys. While Luxembourg, the sophisticated Belgian capital, is enveloped by ravishing castles and hill villages. In general, Belgium has 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites, because, the 32 belfry’s count as one site.

Belgium’s cities bear the scars of centuries of invasion, conquest, and resilience. WWII sites, museums and memorials specifically draw visitors, for us to understand, and mourn over the brutal conflicts of the modern history. On the other hand, Tomorrowland music festival has become a worldwide phenomenon lately, with its ruling festival landscape and spirit. In fact, in July and August, you can choose between 3 different festivals to attend every weekend.

What to eat and drink in Belgium

Belgians serve an exceptional range of specialities, including world’s most delicious Belgian chocolate, strawberry waffles, succulent mussels, crispy frites and mystical frothy beer. Moreover, Belgian breweries are world-famous for making fresh beer and ales by traditional methods. Identically, Luxembourg, is home to World’s highest number of Michelin restaurants, offering the parochial Moselle bubbly.

Don’t expect tropical temperatures in Belgium, however, it can unpredictably rain, therefore, always carry umbrella or rain jacket. This small little country comes with a whole lot of culture.

  • Veidehi, also known as Krazy Butterfly is a passionate Travel, Lifestyle and Food Blogger who loves to connect with diverse cultures and cuisines. The world is a Book, and she will unfold many unread pages for you! With that focus, her restless roaming spirit is out there taking pictures and capturing the true essence of her port of call.

8 thoughts on “Belgium Guide for the First Time Travellers

  1. Belgium offers a similar culture to what Amsterdam is all about. A very quiet and peaceful city though. Do see this movie called “In Bruges” ( was shot extensively here). Did you have the Ralph braun and godiva chocolates?

  2. Thanks for stopping by Karthik 🙂 You are right about the similarity..and yes, I look forward to watch “In Bruges” 🙂 and I love GoDiva chocolates, although I am yet to try the Ralph Braun 🙂

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