Belgium – North Coast of Mainland Europe
Belgium holidays offer up plenty for tourists to come and enjoy, ranging from great scenery and various buildings which are architecturally magnificent. Sightseeing is the biggest attraction for tourists in Belgium, though the lively nightlife in its cities makes trips all the more appealing. The coast of Belgium has some great beaches that are popular over summer. The overall cultural and historical significance that the country makes holidays in Belgium all the more intriguing.
If you are heading for the city on Belgium holidays then you can expect a short and swift transfer to your accommodation as the each of the country’s major cities has airports in close proximity.
The accommodation available for Belgium holidays is vast, making it possible for all people to come and visit. Choose from luxurious hotels in the cities which offer excellent services and facilities, or more mid range accommodation offering great value and location. You will also find hostels throughout Belgium which provide great budget accommodation.
Take advantage of the great public transport available and use the buses to get around seeing various parts of your chosen destination on Belgium holidays. Taxis are also readily available but will of course be more expensive.
Belgium – Fun & Activities
You can head up to the coast and enjoy summer on the beaches of Belgium but it is the beautiful cities which receive much of the tourist attention because they are ideal holiday destinations all year long.
Winter attracts many tourists to Bruges because an ice skating rink is put into the city centre for the public to enjoy. Boat rides down the canal are also popular, so are trips to the Museum of Chocolate. Brussels has various buildings which are steeped in the country’s history. Two good examples are the Grand Palace and the St Michael and St Gudule’s Cathedral. Over in Ghent you will again be able to see fantastic architecture that is seemingly typical of each city during Belgium holidays.
You will be able to enjoy a pleasant cruise down the River Meuse to visit various other towns and cities. You will be able to catch this cruise from the likes of Liege and Charleroi.
There are plenty of opportunities to learn about famous Belgian lace as well as seeing gem cutlers creating diamonds. While these products may be a bit expensive they are certainly worth every penny. You can enjoy other forms of shopping on Belgium holidays too aside from exquisite jewellery there is many shops selling designer clothes and of course famous Belgian chocolates which are ideal gifts for family and friends back home.
Belgium – Food & Nightlife
Belgian cuisine is very similar to French, and so you will be able to enjoy tasty traditional dishes in the elegant restaurants found all over Belgium. Wine is also a treat on Belgium holidays and it is ideal to put a tasty wine along with a fine meal on an evening. You will of course be able to choose from more neutral cuisine including Italian. Around the cities there are plenty of places to stop for a quick bite between sightseeing including fast food favourites like McDonalds and Burger King.
On an evening you can enjoy the great nightlife available within the various cities which has classy bars and lively clubs open long into the night. Aside from the drinking culture on an evening Belgium holidays offer up more sophistication too, enjoy a play in the professional theatres or time your holiday right with one of the various music concerts.
Belgium – Weather Info
Belgium enjoys some good weather over the summer period so if you are intent for heading off to the coast then you will be pleased to hear that the temperature will climb as high as 27°C. July and August are the hottest months of the year and perhaps the most ideal time to enjoy Belgium holidays. July experiences a fair bit of rain though as the weather is so warm it tend to clear up very quickly.
The winter in Belgium will see the temperature drop to as low as -1°C and this is most likely to occur during the coldest month of the year which is January. January will most likely see a fair bit of snow too and during this month the temperature will rarely go any higher than 5°C. The weather starts to warm up again during spring before summer finally comes back around again.