Dreaming of a festive season filled with fairytale moments, people watching at market squares and endless refills of hot chocolate? A trip to Belgium promises the best of Europe’s Christmas traditions. Whilst you’re here, don’t miss foodie faves like Belgian fries and beer. Both of them together? Bliss.
From the city’s historic square, Grand Place Brussels, to vintage shopping, buzzing bars and art museums, there’s something for every traveller to explore in the capital of Belgium. The best part? A full day of sightseeing means that you totally deserve those extra servings of Belgian fries with mayo. Brussels doesn’t get any better than this!
Get excited to try the best of Bruges’ Christmas Market food at Europe’s unofficial capital of waffles. During the festive season, the city turns into a winter wonderland with festive lights, wooden market stalls selling crafts and decorations, street performers and fairground rides. Did we mention... ice skating rink!?
It ain’t all chocolate shops and cosy cafes. When it comes to cathedrals in Belgium, Bruges has some of the finest to offer (tip: climb the tower steps to admire Insta-worthy views over the medieval streets). You’re going to want to clear your schedule for art museums and endless photo ops of the Gothic architecture lining the canals. There’s so much to see here!