Explore Beautiful Belgium
Known for its rich history, incredible architecture, and medieval towns, Belgium is the perfect choice for your getaway. With unique French, Dutch, and German speaking cultures and regions you'll find a great deal of variety and activities for children and adults alike.
Don't leave Belgium without visiting Brussels, the country's capital as well as the capital of the European Union. The Grand Place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the city's most famous landmark and tourist stop.
You'll also find the Museum of the City of Brussels located here. Seeing the old buildings illuminated at night is an experience to remember. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts is a great place to spend an afternoon, with pieces ranging from the Renaissance to modern art.
The Atomium was originally built for the World's Fair in 1958 but remains a popular tourist attraction and symbol of the city to this day. Inside you'll find various exhibits, as well as the chance to visit the top sphere for a panoramic view of the city.
On a clear day you may even catch a glimpse of Antwerp. Located at the foot of the Atomium you'll find Mini-Europe. 350 models represent important buildings and monuments from 80 countries in the European Union, with other live action models included as well.
Bruges is one of Belgium's most popular cities, thanks to its amazing charm and its medieval feel that has been well preserved. Visit the main square the check out the architecture. The Belfry is a great chance to catch a view of this beautiful city. For another angle, take a half hour boat tour of the canals. Belgium is known the world over for its chocolate, so be sure to check out one of the local shops, perfect after a long day of walking around.
Located a little under 45 minutes from Brussels by train, Ghent is a perfect place to spend a day. Visit the Gravensteen, or the Castle of the Counts. This medieval fortress has a rich history, and now houses an amazing collection of arms and armor. Walking around Ghent, you'll find an incredible array of Gothic architecture, such as St. Bavo's Cathedral. Take in the view from the city from the Belfry, which thankfully has a lift if the steep steps are intimidating.
Antwerp is a popular town to visit in Belgium and is an especially great choice if you're traveling with children. Located in the heart of the city is Antwerp Zoo, which is one of Europe's oldest. This is a large park where you can easily spend half a day if you'd like. Another great place to stop is the recently opened Comic Station.
Belgium is famous for its comic books, including Tintin and the Smurfs. In addition to learning about Belgium's other comic book characters, kids can also enjoy interactive installations.
With a holiday home in Belgium, you can easily travel to any of these destinations and enjoy the vacation getaway you've been dreaming of.