BELGIUM DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Belgium in a way like no other. On the path between Paris and Amsterdam, many forget to stop and appreciate the country of Belgium. Take time to immerse in the charm of this humble European nation with us, exploring a land famed for chocolate, waffles, royalty and lace. In Brussels, we beam at the neoclassical façade of The Royal Palace of Brussels and pay homage to Belgian artist René Magritte. Beyond the capital, we delight in the medieval canal city of Bruges and stare in amazement at antiques in Antwerp. A country of waterfront windmills, endless hectares of organic farmlands and joyful locals, it’s easy to be swept up by the charm found in every alleyway and the many things to do in Belgium. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"Belgium is famous for Tintin, Hercule Poirot, beer and chocolate but has a great deal more to offer and I love exploring it with our travellers"

Peter, Travel Director
Belgium at a glance
Discover the humble charm of Belgium, a land famed for chocolate, waffles, royalty and lace. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore The Royal Palace of Brussels, medieval canals in Bruge, antiques in Antwerp, waterfront windmills and endless hectares of organic farmlands.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
2°C
Summer avg temp
16°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Brussels
Language
French, Dutch, German
Good morning
Bonjour
Good evening
Bonsoir

What to pack for Belgium

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Loose-fitting clothes

Between the beer, waffles, fries and chocolate, no amount of walking will fend off the feeling of gluttony. Pack loose-fitting clothes so you can indulge in Belgium’s food without any discomfort.

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A book or app dedicated to flowers

A country famed for its biennial Flower Carpet festival, Belgium is alive with floral colors at many times of the year. Take a book or download an app and you’ll quickly learn to differentiate varieties of begonias and poppies.

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Comfortable shoes

From the flower lined streets of Bruge, to the gorgeous fields of Flanders, you'll need a reliable pair of walking shoes for your trip to Belgium.

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An open mind

Belgium is known for its progressive mindset and forward-thinking legal system, often praised for re-shaping outdated systems long before the rest of the world. Feel right at home here with an open mind.

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Your credit card

The Belgian city of Antwerp has been dubbed the diamond capital of the world. Home to the second largest port in Europe, it is said that nearly half of the world’s diamonds shimmy through here. Pack your credit card if you care to splurge.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.