Belgium
The perfect 4 days itinerary

Belgium, a small yet mighty country in Western Europe, is known for its medieval towns, Renaissance architecture, and as the headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south, and a German-speaking community to the east. Belgium is famous for its chocolates, beers, waffles, and fries. Its compact size makes it easy to explore several of its beautiful cities like Brussels, Bruges, and Antwerp in a short time.

What to do in Belgium?

This 4 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Belgium. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historic Brussels

Morning

Start your day at the Grand Place, Brussels' stunning central square surrounded by ornate guildhalls and the striking Town Hall. Visit the nearby Manneken Pis, a famous bronze statue symbolizing the city's irreverent spirit.

Afternoon

Explore the Royal Palace of Brussels and its beautiful gardens. Then, head to the Magritte Museum, dedicated to the renowned surrealist artist René Magritte.

Evening

Enjoy a Belgian beer tasting session at one of the local breweries. Try traditional Belgian dishes like moules-frites (mussels served with fries) at a nearby restaurant.


Day 2: Charming Bruges

Morning

Take a train to Bruges, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Start at the Markt, the central square, and climb the Belfry for a panoramic view of the city.

Afternoon

Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, which purportedly houses a relic of the blood of Christ. Explore the canals by boat and wander through the quaint streets.

Evening

Dine at a local restaurant, trying specialties like Belgian waffles and chocolate.


Day 3: Artistic Antwerp

Morning

Head to Antwerp, a hub for diamond trading and fashion. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses works by Peter Paul Rubens. Explore the Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest in the world.

Afternoon

Stroll through the Fashion District, known for its trendy shops and boutiques. Visit the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), which tells the story of the city and offers an impressive rooftop view.

Evening

Experience the local nightlife or enjoy a quiet dinner at a café along the Scheldt River.


Day 4: Leisure in Leuven

Morning

Travel to Leuven, a university town known for its vibrant cultural scene. Visit the University Library and the M-Museum Leuven.

Afternoon

Explore the Old Market Square, famous for its numerous cafes and bars. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and try some local beers.

Evening

Return to Brussels or extend your stay to enjoy more of what Belgium has to offer.


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