Belgium is a dreamy European country. Although my personal judgement of Belgium is only, based on a short trip, I took to its capital city, Brussels, in July 2016. Cobblestone covered slim streets, a series of unique architecture marked by pointed towers, Atomium, chocolate waffles and that was just the beginning. Belgium is a compact, multilingual and multicultural nation that somewhat makes it easy to find crowds to match your interests. It’s also, the country where you will see both, medieval and contemporary styles of architecture. You will come across a lot of Belfry’s, castles, art museums, cafes and shopping outlets as you stroll around. The countryside has on display, the most-scenic small towns wrapped in lovely tales of their own. My personal favourites are neoclassic architectural designs from the bygone era of Austrians, French and Dutch monarchs. To understand Belgium’s situation during World War II, visit the Belgian WWII sites, museums and memorials. Each one of these landmarks emphasises on Belgium’s Vitruvian principles and classical antiquity in its purest form. To make your first trip easy, we have listed some of the best things to do in Belgium. From culinary art to a piquant culture, this nation has a lot of intrigues to unveil.
Explore Belgium’s Contemporary and Medieval Architecture
Belgium’s architecture is absolutely admire-worthy. Whether medieval or modern, each of these architectural designs is hinged on stout complex models depicting European ancestry. Some of the sites worth taking a look are the Atomium, Abbey of Our Lady of Peace, Art Nouveau, Liège-Guillemins railway station, Antwerp’s Palace of Justice, Golden Roof, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brussels Town Hall, Chapel Church, Church of Saint-Jean and Ghent’s Pavilion beside decade old buildings.
Visit Europe’s Most Bizzare – Atomium
In 2013, Atomium was defined as Europe’s most bizarre building by CNN. Weirdly winning, the monument of Atomium was incipiently built-in the early 19th-century to mark the Brussels’ World Fair. The structure is now a reverent museum. Well, it sure is unique so is, its ideation. In all its might, Atomium is a 335 feet tall, stainless steel exemplar having nine interconnected globules implying the magnified structure of iron atoms. ( Expanded 165 billion times) The topmost round body hosts a panoramic restaurant with the best city views. Museum, on the other hand, is contained inside the main building that holds stairs/elevators to support easy access.
Relish Belgian Flavours
Belgian cuisine is particularly gratifying because it takes its inspiration after regional variations from neighbouring France, Germany and the Netherlands. In Europe, you will hear people say, “Belgian food serves the quantity of German food although with the quality of the French cuisine.” While you are here, you may want to taste some of the local specialities. Strive for the Chocolates, Strawberry Chocolate Waffles, Belgian fries, Steak Frites, Tartines, Mussels with celebrated national beer and gin. Belgian breweries are world-famous for brewing fresh beer and ales and they still use the traditional methods. If seeking a luxurious experience then Luxembourg, in Belgium, hosts the maximum number of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Luxuriate While Shopping
In Belgium, shopping opportunities are unlimited. Brussels and Antwerp, they say, are the best places to satiate shopping needs. From futuristic fashion designs to diamonds on sale, here you will find them all. Some of the most-shopped items are a variety of chocolates, beer, cigars, candy, art, paintings, jewels and vintage designs.