Being from Belgium, I may be a bit biased, but I do think that the country makes for a brilliant travel destination. It’s not big – and that’s an understatement – and you can drive across in just a few hours. Nevertheless, it is filled to the brim with historic sites, battlefields, stunning architecture, peaceful countryside and fantastic food.
If you have, say, a week and want to go somewhere new, go to Belgium. In case you don’t have time for a holiday, I can take you on a photographic tour of my home country.
I’ve already covered my top 10 destinations in Belgium and talked about the lesser known towns, so in this post would to let the pictures do the talking. Pictures describe a place better than words anyway.
15 Belgium Photos: Photographic Reasons to Visit Belgium
The Belgian coastline isn’t well-known at all, but, lined with sand dunes, coastal towns and dykes, it is in fact a pretty nice place to spend some warm summer days. The Ardennes Forest covers the hills in the south of country and is home to great hiking trails, picturesque stone villages, castles and fast-flowing rivers. Flanders, the Dutch-speaking north, is where you will find Belgium’s major cities.
I’m trying to promote the country I was born and grew up in in various ways, because it still tends to be skipped by people who are on rush trips through Europe. It’s easy to take a train from Amsterdam to Paris and just fast-forward through Belgium. I say: stop in Brussels and go on some side trips. Cities like Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges are an hour or less away by train.