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Belgium : When and where to go?
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Belgium: Climate & Weather
The climate is Oceanic in type with relatively moderate variations in temperature.
7°C - 45°F
Brussels, updated 00:50 GMT
What to do in Belgium
Both a cultural and festive destination, Belgium, despite its European position thus considered as not very exotic is compensated by a wealth of attractions: its unforgettable welcome, its splendid paintings, deep forests, churches, museums and architecture, but also its way of life and its dynamism.
Brussels, the capital, will firstly seduce you with the famous and very beautiful ‘Grand-Place’, and then with its museums; the old Art Museum, Modern Art museum, Comic strip museum, and many more. The ‘Ilot Sacré’ district will charm you with its old paved streets and its secular houses.
Anvers possesses many historic buildings: Art nouveau style architecture, medieval towers, neo Renaissance architecture, without forgetting the Gothic style cathedral and the Royal Museum of Art schools are just some of the enthralling pauses of your trip.
Bruges is the town the most visited in the country: A medieval city enriched by extraordinary museums and many canals, it is also the starting point of excursions to the famous Flanders Poppy fields.
Discovering the Ardennes will agreeably complete your trip to Belgium: Green valleys, dark forests, peaceful villages; another aspect of the country is offered there, bucolic and wild.
In the west, Ghent is a city which deserves a visit for its cathedral and its famous altarpiece; the Mystical Lamb by Van Eyck, but also for its market and its belfry.
Belgium : The basics
wo international airports serve Belgium; but it is also easy to reach it by train, or road. Only an identity card is required for EU citizens.
The currency in circulation is the euro
Concerning your budget, it can be compared to that of France: you will be able to eat, often very well, for less than €20, and obtain a double room for approximately €75.
There are no particular health concerns in Belgium.
To travel within Belgium, numerous and inexpensive buses are available, as well as a very effective rail network. Travelling by car is also very practical, the motorways are free. In town, trams and subway coexist. Using a bicycle is also practical due to the presence of many cycle path and rental points.
For those who wish to take back some souvenirs of their trip, here are some of the many possibilities: Chocolates, biscuits, cheeses, beer, comics, lace, tapestry, glass and crystal objects, suede and chased leather products, earthenware, porcelain, ceramics and tin objects.