Whether you like your Christmas markets big or small, traditional or original, you’ll find your favourite festive stop in Belgium. Stroll through magnificent streets illuminated by fairy lights and the warming glow of market stalls as the scent of freshly-sugared treats fills the air. Attracting a huge number of vendors from all over the world, these markets combine local gifts with international goods, making them the perfect place to stock up for your Christmas festivities. Here’s our pick of the best Christmas markets in Belgium.
Encompassing everything from the sandy beaches of Ostend to the diamond city of Antwerp and surrounding the Belgian capital of Brussels, Flanders is the perfect choice for a short family break on the continent.
Europe boasts countless cities of timeless allure, each packed full of hidden gems and must-see sights. With so many wonderful places to discover, where will you choose to holiday this year? To help inspire your own adventure, we’ve carefully selected our hottest destinations for 2016 so you can start planning that dream getaway now.
If you can’t get enough of Gothic naves or you’re on the constant look out for stunning stained glass windows, Belgium may be the perfect place for you. With some of the most striking cathedrals in the world, this European country is full of hugely important and historic places of worship. Each inspirational building is the result of a lifetime of hard work, and every masterpiece inside has its own extraordinary story. Inspire your own adventure in this country by checking out our guide to five of the most beautiful churches in Belgium.
A historic city with all the benefits of a modern metropolis, Ghent is a hidden treasure brimming with life. Even a short trip will allow you a chance to see the best this medieval city has to offer, making it the perfect minicruise destination. To help you find the highlights this fascinating city has to offer, our guide details the best things to do in Ghent on your minicruise.