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Belgium - between land and sea

I'm going to tell you about this very charming little country called Belgium. Living next door, I have been there several times. However, I really experienced it more in 2022.

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  • Belgium - between land and sea
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EuropeBelgium12 days / April - July 2022

Highs & Lows

The people are friendly and the architecture is stunning.

It rains quite often.

Itinerary Overview

Belgium is definitely an international country with three official languages. Travelling in Belgium, you can feel this syncretism. A particular history that gives all its charm to this small country.

When I was young, I used to take the car with my parents to enjoy the beaches of the north coast. I went back in 2022 and I understood all the charm of this country: tranquillity and attractiveness. Beautiful cities that fit perfectly into the nature.

That same year, I visited a friend and discovered the land with the city of Brussels. Absolute charm: it looks like a big village. Very pleasant to visit, it is an old city in appearance but young in its dynamism. 

  • 7 Nights: Ostend
  • 5 Nights: Brussels
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I chose Ostend as the location because it is the most important seaside town in the north of Belgium. However, the whole Opal Coast is worth a visit. I advise you to take the tram that runs along the entire coast: from De Panne to Knokke.

There are several possibilities. Take advantage of the spacious beaches in the north to relax without being disturbed by noisy neighbours. Eating at the seaside, its products, in superb breweries. Strolling through the centre of Ostend to admire its brick architecture and enjoy the various city activities.

In Ostend, I particularly recommend the Contemporary Museum, the Leopold and Maria Hendrika Park and the Church of St Peter and Paul.

For accommodation, don't hesitate to go off-centre! Take a hotel or Airbnb in De Panne and then visit the other areas during the day/evening.

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Brussels is a student city par excellence, but no matter what your age, you will find something to suit you.

I recommend setting aside an afternoon for the tourist spots such as the Grand Place, the Jeanneke Pi or the Atomium. Afterwards, you are free to wander the streets but also the surrounding towns like the charming Ixelles, where the influential Free University is located.

A few recommendations: don't be afraid to put on weight for a weekend. After all, the fries and waffles are so delicious that it would be a shame to miss out.

Get a bird's eye view of the city by heading to the north of the city.

Book well in advance to visit the European Parliament. An important historical and political space to know.

For accommodation, we slept together in a great Airbnb in Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode. 

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Maybe taste more local food and visit more cultural places.

  • Restaurant recommendations?

    Go at the best friterie of Brussels "Chez Georgette".

  • Tips you would give a friend?

    If you like to meet other people, don't hesitate to try the Karaoke bars.

  • Packing tips?

    Hostels in Belgium are not expensive and very comfortable.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Transport quite expensive, don’t hesitate to discover city in walking.

  • Any surprises?

    Staying is quite expensive so share your room if you need to save money: no Airbnb.