Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Planning a visit to Belgium

Belgium is a small country in the northwest section of continental Europe. It is the home of more battlefields than any other country in Europe. Beyond that, it is home to some of the best chocolate in the world and is a wonderful mix of French and Flemish culture. When you are planning to travel to Belgium, you will want to check the best websites for Belgium travel information. Here are a few to get you started.

Country Sites


Visit Belgium is a beautiful website that will entice you with great pictures of things to see and especially great food, the mussels in their bucket look particularly succulent. If you ever had any doubts about travel to Belgium, this site will make you wonder why you waited so long. Belgian Bites takes you to the best of beer, chocolate, and restaurants. Our Cities will introduce you to the cities you may have been considering and maybe even some that are new to you.

Visit Belgium is the official website of the Belgium Tourist Office and is certainly one of the best Belgium travel websites available. For a comprehensive look at what Belgium has to offer, it is hard to beat.

Region sites


Belgium the Place to Be covers Brussels and Wallonia and is another official tourism site. It has lots of practical information about area codes for calls, airports and transfer information, and currency exchange. While not as exciting as Visit Belgium, this website has lots of good information. Under destinations, it offers some wonderful cities in Wallonia which include of course Waterloo.

If you are visiting Wallonia, the French-speaking portion of Belgium, Belgium Tourism is another official website to use for the best travel information. If you click on either Brussels or Wallonia you can then choose the type of travel you are doing. Are you traveling as a family, a couple or with the girls? Under Brussels suggestions will be offered for all of these Under Wallonia it is has couples and families but also cities and forests etc. An excellent way to find out all the options that are available.

If however, your trip includes Flanders, Visit Flanders.com is the official guide for the Flemish speaking part of Belgium. It starts by asking you where you are from and then makes sure the information is geared to our country of origin. You can sign up to receive their online e-newsletter. There are suggestions for what to do, what to see and where to stay. You can also order brochures and they have a very nice selection of both guides and maps. This is the ultimate website for travel to Flanders, I have personally used it and loved it.
City Sites

Visit Brussels is the official site of the Brussels Tourism Bureau. While just about every website has some information on Brussels, this is the definitive one. Learn about the Brussels Card, nightlife, and exciting happenings and of course the best in food and accommodations. The latest information on what is happening in the city is here at your fingertips. It is a particularly good looking site with lots of magnificent pictures. If you want to get a sneak peak at things to see, this site offers that in spades.

Pick your language and enter Visit Gent to learn about the exciting Belgian city of Ghent or as the Belgian spell it Gent. The home page jumps right in with articles about the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb and the Castle of the Counts. It also tells you that Gent is the veggie capital of Europe. You decide if that is helpful information or not.

Visit Bruges is a great website n if you want specific information about Bruges. It includes all the practical information you will need to make your visit to this amazing World Heritage City just perfect. Beyond just the listing of places to stay and the more obvious places to see and things to do, it allows you to find out what will be on during your visit. There is a section about the museums and also the current and future exhibits.

The site offers brochures that you can print to help you with whatever information will make your visit just perfect.


When you are planning a vacation in Belgium, there are a lot of resources at your fingertips. Use one of these sites or use them all to plan your perfect Belgian vacation. These are among the best Belgium travel websites.

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