Traveling in Belgium

Traveling in Belgium

Despite all the things Belgium is famous for, I didn’t really know what to expect when I first entered the country. I had always seen Belgium as very similar to France but with some Dutch influence. When I arrived though, I was blown away by the architecture, history and especially the food. How could I forget about the beer, chocolate and of course waffles! Belgium is more than 15 times smaller than its French neighbor, and when you consider that it makes it even more amazing how such a small country is famous around the world for so many things. I’ve only made it to the capital of Brussels and their beautiful city of Bruges. When I return I’d like to check out Antwerp and Ghent, explore some of their Walloon areas in the south, as well as World War II sites.

Brussels

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Brussels

Brussels is by far the largest city in the country, and also the capital of Belgium. Many also consider it to be the defacto capital of the European Union, and beyond that some even go as far to say that Brussels is also the capital of beer and chocolate! This is an amazing city full of culture, cuisine, and nearly twenty neighborhoods to explore.

Bruges

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Bruges

Bruges is a famous medieval town known for its history, architecture, and its beautiful canals. Bruges is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, with narrow streets and small pedestrian bridges unable to accommodate modern traffic. The city’s grand market is the liveliest part of Bruges, and is where most begin the travels.