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.

Featured Belgium Journeys

Private13 days, from AU$15,015
Treasures of the Low Countries

Alluring Amsterdam, beautiful Brussels and illuminating Luxembourg, cities and states full of awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular landscapes and intriguing local icons.

Private13 days, from AU$15,015
Group of 249 days, from AU$7,675
Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Cruise past springtime blossoms and windmills, pausing for memorable excursions to a local tulip grower; a meal of moules-frites in Bruges; and a beautiful lunch amid the spectacular, blooming flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.

Group9 days, from AU$7,675

Featured Accommodation

Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Found in the heart of Brussels, Hotel Amigo seamlessly blends art, culture, heritage and creativity.

Hotel Duke’s Palace

Hotel Dukes’ Palace, former residence of the Burgundian aristocracy is located the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Bruges.