Things to do in Belgium

Discover some of the amazing things to do in Belgium that make this such a fascinating place to visit.

The crossroads of Western Europe, Belgium is a diverse and fascinating country that has an amazing history, stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and plenty of beers and chocolates to enjoy too!

Just a short drive from the port in Calais, you can reach Belgium in no time at all if you are travelling from Dover. There are loads of things to do on board during your 90 minute crossing.

Boasting a combination of historic cities, over 60 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and beautiful landscapes, there are a whole range of things to do in Belgium that will suit you no matter what you love doing while you are visiting a different country. Start planning your trip to Belgium today and begin exploring Europe with P&O Ferries today!




















Ghent City Belgium

Things to do in Belgium

Medieval Town Tour

If you are interested in medieval history you will find loads of things to do in Belgium as this country is renowned for its medieval charm, and taking a trip around some of its most famous medieval towns is a great place to start.

Begin your adventure in the beautiful fairy tale town of Bruges where you can get wonderfully lost while navigating your way through canals and cobbled streets as you marvel at its striking towers and gothic architecture. The centre of this town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so it is worth taking time to wander around at your leisure, and you’ll find a number of museums and artisan chocolate shops which might take your fancy too.

Another simply stunning town to visit is Ghent where you will find fortresses, churches, bell towers and gorgeous grand houses from years gone by. Ghent is also home to the famous Gravensteen Castle which offers panoramic views that are not to be missed when you reach the top. The final stop on your medieval town tour should be Antwerp’s old town. Boasting a lovely square, the striking Cathedral of our Lady, and plenty of historic streets to explore, you’ll find lots to keep you occupied during your visit.

Visit Bruges have put together some fab Virtual Tours for you to enjoy, so why not head over to their website and start exploring this beautiful city.  

Bruges Canal in Belgium

Belgian Beer Tour, Belgium

Belgian Beer Tours

Belgium could quite easily be the beer capital of the world, and drinking beer there has even been named as a cultural experience on the UNESCO list meaning that it is something that you simply have to do!

There are over 1,000 Belgian beers to choose from, so even those who don’t usually drink it could discover one that they love, and the best way to find out is to take one of many Belgian beer tours. Whether you want to visit a specific brewery, take part in an organised pub crawl, or find a tour that pairs different beers with complementary food, you’ll find it in Belgium.

Visit Brussels

Brussels, Belgium’s capital city, boasts a unique blend of modern and historic architecture, a fantastic food scene with delicious national delicacies, and designer shops, providing a choice of great things to do for everyone who visits.

For those who want to take in some history, the Grand Palace and Gothic Town Hall are both very impressive buildings that are certainly worth a visit, or you might prefer to see all of your favourite landmarks in miniature at Mini Europe which offers great fun for all the family.

Brussels Grand Square in Belgium

Dinant River in Belgium

Explore Southern Belgium

For something a little different to cities, head to southern Belgium where you will find sprawling woodland, rolling hills, and striking cliffs, plus a range of other things to see and do. You could choose to visit the Caves of Han, one of Europe’s largest underground cave systems, go to one of two amazing citadels in Namur or Dinant, or spend time wandering around one of the region’s many museums.

Need to unwind after all of that exploring? Head to Spa and treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation experience for the perfect way to complete your trip.

With so many things to do in Belgium, why not book your trip to this amazing country on either our Dover to Calais route today and discover all that it has to offer for yourself?

Boasting a combination of historic cities, over 60 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and beautiful landscapes, this beautiful country has so much to see

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