Since undergoing a major rejuvenation program around the turn of the Millennium, Belgium has dusted off its reputation as a bleak industrial engine and has emerged as a shining jewel in the crown of Western Europe. Brimming with high-end fashion, a passion for exquisite culinary concoctions and cutting-edge music fuelling a vibrant nightlife, Belgium is one of the most exciting countries in the world to visit right now; and because it is still relatively untouched by herds of tourists there has never been a better time to visit. If you ignore the political bureaucracy that casts a shadow on the capital, and concentrate on world-class beers, mouth-watering chocolates and sumptuous recipes inspired by their French neighbours, you will discover the special treats that you can even take home with you. If you can bear to drag yourself away! Visit Brussels for dynamic culture and history, Antwerp for top-designer fashion boutiques and artistic flair, Ghent for an explosive nightlife and Bruges for, well all of the above and more. But don´t forget to get out of the cities and explore the charming countryside and mountain regions, especially Liege and Namur in the Ardennes region. But wherever you go in Belgium, not only can you be assured of an amazing experience, but you can do it in style and comfort by renting private Belgium accommodation.
When to go to Belgium
The best time to travel to Belgium is from April to October, although you might want to avoid the busy crowds during July and August. The climate in Belgium during these months is generally moderate, although rain is unpredictable and the temperatures drop in the mountainous Ardennes region. It´s a good idea to pack a jumper whatever time of year and certainly don´t forget your rain coat. Winters are cold and blustery especially along the coast.
Getting to and around Belgium
Belgium is well connected by rail, sea and air. International airports are based in Brussels, Antwerp and Charleroi, all of which are well-connected to nearby cities by rail and bus. If you are travelling from mainland Europe, you can get a cheap no frills flight or a train for around the same price. If you are travelling from England the ferry is an alternative option. Once in Belgium, travel by bus or train. Cities you will want to explore by foot, but for longer journeys take the public bus. Renting a bike is a great way of getting round the bigger cities as taxi´s tend to be expensive.
Renting holiday accommodation in Belgium
Hotel accommodation in Belgium is not cheap, especially in the bigger cities, but you can find alternative options that are convenient, comfortable and affordable with HouseTrip.com. Holiday cottages in Belgium offer visitors a unique experience in rural environments whereas self-catering apartments are more appropriate for city breaks. Whatever your travel plans, accommodation in Belgium is easy to find with HouseTrip.