Belgium - a fabulous destination at the centre of Europe

We can’t think of a more down to earth and unassuming, yet fascinating, country than Belgium. It’s been happily going its own way for over 175 years almost under the radar screen for many people. But Belgium is actually one of the most interesting places in Europe and it is is a shame that many people see it as a gateway rather than a place to discover, get to know and enjoy in its own right.
Belgium’s historical importance to Europe, despite its small size, reflects a strategically important position at the juncture of some of the great powers of Europe, namely France, Germany and the Netherlands. It has been fought over the centuries, from Roman times to Waterloo, where Napoleon met his match at hands of the Duke of Wellington, and right up to the 1st World War.

Belgium best boutique hotels, guesthouses and country inns

Belgium, with its rich history, stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture, offers a variety of destinations and accommodations for travelers.

One of the most popular cities to visit is Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Here, visitors can explore the historic Grand Place, marvel at the Atomium, and immerse themselves in the European Union's administrative center. Brussels offers a range of hotels to suit different preferences and budgets. From luxury accommodations in the city center to cozy boutique hotels tucked away in charming neighborhoods, there is something for everyone.

Another enchanting destination in Belgium is Bruges often referred to as the "Venice of the North." This picturesque city captivates visitors with its medieval architecture and winding canals. Accommodations in Bruges include boutique hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts, many of which are housed in historic buildings, adding to the city's charm and character.

Ghent, with its blend of medieval and modern attractions, is another must-visit city in Belgium. Here, travelers can explore the medieval Gravensteen Castle, wander through the vibrant Graslei waterfront, and admire the stunning Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Ghent offers a range of accommodation options, from trendy boutique hotels to comfortable guesthouses.

Beyond the cities, Belgium boasts beautiful countryside and charming small towns. The Ardennes region, known for its rolling hills and dense forests, offers a tranquil escape. Visitors can find accommodations ranging from cozy country inns to rustic cottages, allowing them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Whether you prefer the bustling cities or the peaceful countryside, Belgium has a diverse range of accommodations to suit every traveler's needs and preferences. From luxury hotels to charming bed and breakfasts, there are plenty of options to make your stay in Belgium memorable.

Belgium - where to go

How many countries of comparable size can boast picture perfect cities such as Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, some of the best beer and cuisine in the world, three official languages and the unofficial title of capital of Europe in Brussels?