Belgium is a beautiful country on the North Sea coast in the Benelux.
It has very high standards of living, quality of life, healthcare, education and is one of the safest, most peaceful countries in the world.
Brussels is one of the most multicultural cities in Europe.
It has a nice historic centre around the famous Grand Place with its Gothic town hall and baroque guild halls. Other popular destinations are the Atomium, one of the symbols of Belgium, the European Quarter, the Palace of Justice, the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Gudula, the Stock Exchange, the Royal Palace, The "Manneken Pis" and the art nouveau Houses of Victor Horta.
Brussels houses some important museums, such as the Magritte Museum, the Belgian Comic Strip Center and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts.
Ghent - The Jewel of a City
The Belgian city of Ghent is the second largest city in Flanders.
It is located about 30 minutes away from Brussels and has a superb train connection directly from Brussels airport.
In the Middle Ages, Ghent was one of the richest cities in Northern Europe, bristling with skyscraping towers, rich with art, and thronged with upscale citizens yet today it is both a historic and contemporary city.
With a population of 240,000, Ghent is a thriving mid-sized city which has 2 universities.
The city boasts a number of UNESCO World Heritages Sites, an opera house, an array of museums and art galleries, ancient churches, and countless bridges spanning the two rivers that wind themselves through the city.
The true joy of the town is to be found whiling away an afternoon in an outdoor café.
Whether your wrapped under blankets sipping a coffee in the winter or sunning yourself in the springtime with a cold Belgium beer, you can simply enjoy the great atmosphere this town offers.
If you’re into your food, Ghent is definitely the city for you.
There is a wide selection of restaurants and bars to cater to all tastes.
As well as its own traditional cuisine, Ghent features different cuisines from all over the world.
It’s also known as the “Veggie Capital of Europe” as there are more vegetarian restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Europe.
It’s an easy city to get around and has many unique historical buildings and picturesque views from the church towers.
Ghent is an authentic, thriving city with lots to do yet it doesn’t feel crowded or touristy.
There really is something for everyone in Ghent.
Top 10 Things to Do in Ghent
- St Bavo’s Cathedral
- Patershol Trendy Neighbourhood
- Gravensteen Castle
- St Michaels Church & Bridge
- Ghent Canal Cruise
- Town Hall
- Museum of Fine Art
- Ghent City Museum
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