According to Vogue magazine, the historic city of Ghent in Belgium is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. There are plenty of things to see and do here, even if you only have one day in Ghent. I have lived in Belgium for the last five years and Ghent is still one of my favourite places […]
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Browse all my best backpacking Belgium posts below to discover all the coolest places to visit in Belgium, as well as the cheapest way to get to Brussels from London.
Belgium is a small but surprising country. I first visited Belgium on a school history trip to visit the World War II sites and cemeteries. Years later, I moved here as an expat and discovered its laid back lifestyle, summer parties and surreal humour.
Find out the best itinerary for one day in Bruges, including how the latest technology transports you back into this beautiful historic city’s golden age of international trade.
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend a day in Ghent, the often overlooked but absolutely gorgeous city, which blends historic cathedrals, world-renowned art and vibrant student life.
Finally, check out the most unusual things to do in Brussels – this ‘Capital of Europe’ may sound boring, but scratch the surface and you’ll find a lot of quirkiness that will make you smile.
This is the Cheapest Way from London to Brussels
With tourism to Belgium increasing for the fourth year in a row, you may be considering a trip to one of its charming historic cities. When you live in the UK, it’s easy to assume your only options to get there are flights or the Eurostar. But you don’t necessarily need to face your fear […]
Unusual Things to Do in Brussels That Will Make You Smile
From eye-popping architecture to world-famous Surrealist art, Brussels has more to offer than the beer, chocolate, waffles and moules-frites it is best known for. Scratch the skin of Belgium’s capital city and beyond the political workings of its European Union institutions, you’ll find a place that doesn’t always take itself so seriously. According to Vogue […]
This is the Most Beautiful One Day in Bruges Itinerary
Wondering what to do in Bruges if you only have a day? I live in Belgium and Bruges is one of my favourite places to go for a day trip, as it is easy to explore and never loses its charm. Here is the most beautiful one day in Bruges itinerary. How to plan your […]