The Belgian capital Brussels has an important tourist, political and economic importance, as it is the capital of the European Union and a tourist attraction of the highest order. You can choose to have your holiday center around Brussels, as it has many attractions, beautiful historical buildings, external markets, palaces, museums, and many more. You can also start from Brussels towards trips in other Belgian cities and neighboring European countries to be a great opportunity to discover Belgium and Europe through unique trips.
If you want to choose a destination near Brussels, the Belgian city of Tournai has a unique history, and many tourists visit it to visit the huge cathedral and the surrounding buildings dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. You can also visit the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes works by international artists such as Rubens, Monet and Van Gogh.
The famous Battle of Waterloo
Even if you are not familiar with history, you have heard of the Battle of Waterloo, the battle in which Napoleon lost his last battle against the governor of Wellington. You can visit the real site of the famous battle that took place in 1815 and the exact locations of the battle today. Climb the stairs toward the Lion Figurine and get 360-degree views of the battle site. Waterloo is 30 kilometers from Brussels, which makes it an exciting day trip.
A day in Amsterdam
Two hours from Brussels, you can reach by train to the wonderful Dutch capital of Amsterdam, which has a unique beauty. Amsterdam is a city of canals that is worth exploring and if you want to spend a day in it you must spend it in the medieval city center. This center houses the 17th-century royal palace and you should not miss visiting the floating flower market that takes place every day on the Singel Channel!
Antwerp Fashion and Diamond City
45 minutes by train, you can move north of Brussels to Antwerp, which is known as the trade and economic center of Belgium. Antwerp is an ideal city for fashion and jewelry enthusiasts, especially diamonds, but it also houses prominent cultural sites such as the Koninklijk Museum of Fine Arts. You can also visit The Meir Market, one of the best shopping destinations in Belgium.
Discover the Dutch city of Maastricht in eastern Brussels and you can easily reach by train. You must visit two main parks in Maastricht: The Markt and Vrijthof, which include a range of distinctive shops and cafes. You can visit world museums in Maastricht as well as the St. Petersburg caves that formed shelters during World War II.
Two hours from Brussels, you can visit Luxembourg and its capital of the same name. If you are interested in medieval engineering, visit the High City or Ville Haute, especially the Bock, a group of natural fortifications built in the 10th century to protect the city from conquest. For more contemporary scenes, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, locally known as Mudam, which contains rare artistic contents.
Finally, we take care of a wonderful trip to Bruges, which is a vivid example of how a contemporary city is steeped in history. Discover Bruges on foot and you will get distinctive water views everywhere. The main square of Grote Markt is filled with monuments and cafes that you can discover its magnificence and you must discover the forests of Bruges and its picturesque nature.
A trip to Amsterdam from Brussels
Antwerp shopping street
The city of Maastricht
From the Battle of Waterloo site
From the Belgian city of Tournai