Travelling in Belgium!
It was already our third visit to Belgium, so now I have a rough image of where should one go to enjoy the beauty of Belgian cities 😉 That is why I thought, why would not I make a top must visit cities in Belgium? 🙂
I must warn you that it is my personal range of cities which we have visited and I do not want to offend anyone 🙂
Are you ready? Let’s begin then!
Top must visit cities in Belgium
A charming town which is not so far from Leuven (30 minutes by train). We were there on Sunday when all the shops were closed, so that in the city center there were not so many people and we could enjoy the town’s atmosphere 🙂
Mechelen’s main square is utterly cute with its toy-like houses, Gothic Town Hall and St. Rumbold’s Cathedral.
Besides, while we were walking towards Grote Markt (basically the main square), I noticed there were a really huge bunch of shops. So if you are into shopping, I advise you to go to Bruul 🙂
And there is one more thing to say relating to Mechelen: do not plan for the town the whole day, three hours will be more than enough 😉
Another town with an outstanding view! Go to Citadel and also enjoy the view of the town below you!
My tip regarding Dinant: if you do not want to eat in restaurants near Citadel and give away a fortune for your lunch, there is a Chinese restaurant with reasonable prices and tasty food (well, personally, I liked it). Their address is Rue Grande 91 5500 Dinant.
Even though we were there one and a half years ago, that is a city I can not be silent about! I remember I could not simply go to the city center because I was enjoying every street on our way and of course I took hundreds of photos 😀
Grote Markt as usually deserves your attention, as, I guess, every main square in Belgium 😀 Basically, Antwerpen is a treasure trove of captivating places for you! Museum aan de Stroom, an abandoned stock exchange, Zurenborg, Port House by Zaha Hadid, etc. are worth your attention!
It is a city of contrasts and beautiful architecture. If you are in Belgium, drop by Brussels, for one day or even two, you will not be disappointed!
We have been to Brussels three times already. Our stayings were not long there, but they were enough for me to change my mind about the city. Yes, after the first visit I did not like Brussels at all, but I gave it a second chance and I did not regret 😉
We visited Ghent as long ago as Antwerp, but I still remember how I liked this town! Frankly speaking, I do not even know, what I like more, Ghent or Leuven (it will be the next).
The town combines past and present: historical architecture is just outstanding there and at the same time Ghent full of students. It creates its atmosphere that captures you and does not let you go 😉 If I go to Belgium fourth time, Ghent will be on my visit list for sure!
This town made quite an impression on me! Honestly, I even did not expect it 😀 A spectacular town with incredible architecture, full of bars and restaurants! On average you will meet there only young people: students. And no wonder, ’cause in Leuven is located the most well known Belgian University 🙂
While we were walking through the streets of the town, I caught myself on a thought that sometimes Leuven reminded me of Bruges 🙂
A city which is never dull to return! Every time I am in the city center there I lose my breath because of this inexpressible beauty! It feels like it is never enough time and you want to stay there forever just to enjoy the city’s architecture.
Personally, I absorb every minute of being there and time that is spent there can be considered as a soul therapy. Not on main streets that are huddled up with tourists, but in relatively remote areas, where one can enjoy silence and the atmosphere.
That is all I have to say by now! I hope you like it and find useful for you 😉