Belgium

Wedged between Germany, France, and the Netherlands, Belgium rewards with a rich tapestry of culture, sights and delectable local cuisine You'll encounter some of Europe's finest fare, including the best beer, creamiest chocolates, and French fries.

Wedged between Germany, France, and the Netherlands, Belgium rewards with a rich tapestry of culture, sights and delectable local cuisine You'll encounter some of Europe's finest fare, including the best beer, creamiest chocolates, and tastiest French fries. Belgium's town squares boast historical soaring spires and warm-brick gables. Its museums house spectacular paintings and its most famed resident is a small boy of bronze. From funky urban neighbourhoods to tranquil convents, from old-fashioned lace to high-powered European politics, little Belgium is full to bursting with memorable experiences and historical icons.

When to Go

Belgium is a year-round destination thanks to its moderate temperatures. The peak season is from July to August, with low season during the winter months, from November to March. It can be very cold, but there are always carnivals and special events, especially around Christmas and Lent. Bruges and Ghent are particularly beautiful during this time of year.

Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit. In the spring, the entire countryside blossoms. Temperatures are moderate, and there are fewer crowds, as with the autumn months, with the fall colours in the countryside creating a photographer’s dream.