Belgium is located in northwest Europe bordering the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. The country comprises of 3 regions – the Flemmish Region (Flanders) in the north which is primarily Dutch-speaking, the Walloon Region to the south which is primarily French-speaking and the Brussels Capital Region which has many languages used. To the east of the country there is also a German-speaking community. Each of the regions is divided in to provinces with the exception of the Brussels Capital Region which comprises of the capital city.
Officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium, the country is well known for the ornate buildings and guildhalls throughout Brussels, the canals of Bruges and the First World War history at Flanders Fields.
Belgium is a popular holiday destination from the UK for city breaks due to its Eurostar connection to London St Pancras from Brussels; the journey time by train is a mere 1 hour 48 minutes.
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THINGS TO DO IN BELGIUM
Belgium is a beautiful country that is full of history and culture. With so many cities to explore, historic sites to learn from and stunning architecture to enjoy, you are guaranteed to find a huge number of things to see and do here.
REGIONS OF BELGIUM
The Kingdom of Belgium consists of 3 regions, with the Flemmish and Walloon Regions each comprising of provinces. The Brussels Capital Region does not encompass any provinces however.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BELGIUM
Belgium may not be the largest country in Europe however it packs in plenty of incredible towns and cities to explore for a city break or longer. The popular destinations remain as the capital city, Brussels, along with medieval city of Bruges and port city of Antwerp.
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium which features 17th-century guildhouses, Gothic architecture and a town hall with a very distinctive bell tower. The city is a fantastic European city break destination with plenty of historic sights, shopping opportunities and cafes and restaurants to enjoy.
The medieval city of Bruges is a great place to head for culture, history and architecture. With a canal running through the city, cobbled streets and old houses Bruges is a beautiful city to explore. A couple of nights spend in Bruges is a great experience and one that we highly recommend.
BELGIUM TRAVEL GUIDES
As with any new destination, planning your trip before you head off is key to avoid missing some of the best sights. Pick yourself up a good travel guide from Amazon which you put in your bag during your visit and ensure you maximise your time in this incredible country.
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The Capital City of Belgium is Brussels, located in the Brussels Capital Region of the country.