Belgium's main cities offer an abundance of cultural events and sites. They are the centers of history and art heritage of the country.
Bruges was the home of the Flemish primitives. But you will also find unique world heritage, vibrant concerts and delicious chocolate. Called the "Venice of the North" because of its canals and many medieval buildings and Béguinage, Bruges is a city with a prosperous trade and world famous lace work. It saw the invention of the stock exchange, the first building of which can still be seen.
In Mechelen you can explore more than 360 protected monuments! The many ancient buildings along the river Dyle are a part of the architectural treasures of the city, that you can admire easily on foot. A city full of Burgundian treasures, as well as some very beautiful religious buildings, such as the cathedral, several churches and the béguinages.
In Antwerp, you can find it all - progressive fashion culture, leading museums and trendy bars, but also Rubens, diamonds and beautiful architecture. It is the second city in Belgium and the second port in Europe.
Leuven has 2 great things to offer: a very rich culture and a lively nightlife. A perfect holiday is finding a good mix between these 2 elements! You will find that Leuven is overflowing with high quality events of substance and other ways of spending your leisure time. Leuven is also the home of the most famous Belgian beers, as well as a center for expertise and innovation.
Ghent is a busy city with a port and an important university. Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its centre is the largest carfree centre in the country. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day! The city is alive and bids you welcome!
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the European Union. It was also one of the capitals of Art Nouveau at the start of the 20th century. This important city is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Europe's must-see destinations, with its small town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous food, great nightlife, fantastic shopping, numerous museums, and other attractions. The streets of Brussels feature art and architecture. This beautiful city is a center for fashion, art, and Belgian culture!
Namuris the capital of the Wallonia aria, situated at the confluence of the rivers the Meuse and the Sambre, gate-away to the Belgian Ardennes, well known for the good food and ambiance, with a famous citadel and fortifications.
Liège is th largest city of Wallonia, recently 'reborn' after decades of recession of decades due to the loss of the heavy industry (mining and steel industry). Some places of special interest are the Art Nouveau quarter, the cathedral, the epissopal palace, the Boverie museum, the Grand Curtius museum, Montange de Bueren (375 steps), the modern railway station Guilemins by Santiago Calatrane.