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Visit Belgium

Belgium is often off of the radar for those who want to experience a European holiday, but it shouldn’t be. This nation isn’t a link between the places you want to explore. It is the place you want to be. This is especially true if you’re planning on a holiday around December. The Christmas markets are simply extraordinary and deserve to be experienced at least once by everyone.

Brussels often gets the most attention when planning a visit to Belgium, but cities like Ghent offer a number of incredible attractions as well. You can find your own little green space to enjoy a beautiful day, take a river cruise for a unique view of a city, or find a little hidden gem of a gin place in one of the public markets.

You can’t ignore the coast of Belgium either, even during the colder months, because of the continuous opportunities there are to explore. Take advantage of the sea breezes to hike over sand dunes or stroll in the gentle waves when there’s a still and sunny day. You’ll want to work up a hunger because local foods are often fried or rustic and served family style, which means you’ll want to have room to experience everything.

It’s been said that there is fury in a pheasant’s wings. This fury is found in a gentle way in all of the cities that you may choose to explore on your upcoming holiday in Belgium. Fuel your creative fire by exploring the numerous museums, parks, and cultural opportunities and you will discover that all of the preconceived notions that have been published about Belgium over the years are completely false.

Travel and vacation in Belgium

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Belgium. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Belgium. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

Map and distances

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City Guides

Aalst

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Antwerp

#Antwerp Visit Antwerp Antwerpen, or Antwerp if you prefer, is the second largest city in Belgium and may even be called Anvers depending on your nationality....

Baarle-Nassau

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Binche

#Binche Visit Binche The beauty of Binche is something that was completely planned. Charles V gave the Castle of Binche to his sister, who was Queen...

Blankenberge

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Bouillon

#Bouillon Visit Bouillon This pearl of Belgium offers visitors a number of fascinating opportunities to get out an explore. Located in the Semois Valley, the highlight...

Good to know

Coronavirus & travel restrictions Belgium

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Local currency in Belgium, Euro

Money in Belgium (notes and coins) Belgiums legal tender is called Euro (EUR). 1 Euro = 100 cent. Coins in circulation: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent €1...

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Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankNamePop.Region
1Brussels1.138.854 Brussels-Capital Region
2Antwerp466.203 Flemish Region
3Ghent235.143 Flemish Region
4Charleroi201.550 Wallonia
5Liège188.907 Wallonia
6Bruges116.982 Flemish Region
7Namur107.653 Wallonia
8Leuven91.942 Flemish Region
9Mons91.196 Wallonia
10Mechelen78.900 Flemish Region
11Aalst77.790 Flemish Region
12La Louvière77.509 Wallonia
13Kortrijk73.777 Flemish Region
14Hasselt70.584 Flemish Region
15Sint-Niklaas70.016 Flemish Region
16Ostend69.115 Flemish Region
17Tournai67.844 Wallonia
18Genk64.095 Flemish Region
19Seraing61.237 Wallonia
20Roeselare56.268 Flemish Region
21Verviers54.150 Wallonia
22Mouscron53.174 Wallonia
23Beveren45.771 Flemish Region
24Dendermonde43.521 Flemish Region
25Beringen41.531 Flemish Region
26Turnhout39.863 Flemish Region
27Dilbeek39.585 Flemish Region
28Heist-op-den-Berg38.721 Flemish Region
29Sint-Truiden38.427 Flemish Region
30Lokeren38.276 Flemish Region
31Vilvoorde37.964 Flemish Region
32Herstal37.720 Wallonia
33Braine-l'Alleud37.512 Wallonia
34Brasschaat37.133 Flemish Region
35Maasmechelen36.456 Flemish Region
36Ninove35.874 Flemish Region
37Waregem35.831 Flemish Region
38Châtelet35.813 Wallonia
39Geel35.502 Flemish Region
40Halle35.108 Flemish Region
41Ypres34.919 Flemish Region
42Grimbergen34.320 Flemish Region
43Knokke-Heist34.132 Flemish Region
44Lier33.259 Flemish Region
45Schoten33.132 Flemish Region
46Mol33.060 Flemish Region
47Wavre32.576 Wallonia
48Binche32.508 Wallonia
49Menen32.439 Flemish Region
50Evergem32.373 Flemish Region
51Lommel32.141 Flemish Region
52Tienen32.083 Flemish Region
53Geraardsbergen31.543 Flemish Region
54Heusden-Zolder31.017 Flemish Region
55Sint-Pieters-Leeuw30.929 Flemish Region
56Wevelgem30.926 Flemish Region
57Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve30.188 Wallonia
58Bilzen30.173 Flemish Region
59Houthalen-Helchteren30.050 Flemish Region

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglishDutchRemarks
January 1New Year's DayNiewjaarFixed
Easter MondayEaster MondayPaasmaandagVariable
May 1Labour DayDag van de arbeidFixed
AscensionAscensionOnze Lieve Heer hemelvaartVariable
Pentecost MondayPentecost MondayPinkstermaandagVariable
July 21Belgian National DayNationale feestdagFixed
August 15Assumption of MaryOnze Lieve Vrouw hemelvaartFixed
November 1All Saints' DayAllerheiligenFixed
November 11Armistice DayWapenstilstandFixed
December 25ChristmasKerstmisFixed

Best of Belgium

Belgium learned how to create the perfect first impression very early on. It might not be the largest country you ever visit, but it will make a large impression on you during your stay. You’ll find charming villages, stunning coastal views, and iconic urban destinations in the best of what Belgium offers.

Bruges

With its maze of winding, Medieval streets, beautiful Bruges offers unexpected delights everywhere you look. Gaze upward and you may find an ancient gargoyle staring down at you. Search the local market and you may find a cone of frites made just for you. Look for a spot to relax and you may find a lively pub or club with the right music. Whether you tour by boat or by foot, you’ll find this destination to be an amazing experience.

Antwerp

This urban center has it all. You’ll find Flemish homes that relish their grandiose nature. There are Medieval streets to wander. A stunning Gothic cathedral serves as the trailhead for all your walking adventures. The MUHKA gallery gives the city a modern edge, while the various antique emporiums help us to remember the past.

Ghent

Instead of striding forward with confidence onto the world stage, this stunning city preferred to stay lost in the background. It was the right choice. Whether you sip some coffee along the river or relax on a river cruise, the Gothic medley of architecture is a delight to the eyes. Visit the Gravensteen Castle during your stay, get a box of chocolates, and be ready to maximize the joy of your holiday.

Hoge Kempen National Park

There may only be one national park in the country. It is still worth a lingering visit, however, with its mirrored lakes and pine forests. More than 200km of hiking trails are available to explore. You’ll find yourself surrounded by lavender, wildlife, and beautiful blue skies. It really is an outdoor paradise.

Durbuy

With its cobblestone streets lined with ivy and flowers, you’ll discover that life here has adapted to a different world. Craft boutiques might be busy in the summer, though the wooded valley where you find this village is a perfect destination in any season. Find an excellent restaurant, relax in a pub, and enjoy the beautiful cottages that make up the “smallest” town in the world.

Ypres

The Ypres Cloth Hall, a reconstructed cloth market from 1304, was one of the largest buildings of its type during the Middle Ages. From 1933-1967, the building was meticulously reconstructed to restore its appearance. It is 125m in width and stands 70m tall at the belfry tower. Other landmarks, such as the In Flanders Fields Museum and the Menin Gate Memorial, make this community a top destination choice.

The best of Belgium will take you through history. It will show you hope for what the future could be. You will also discover that when you visit, each day provides new opportunities to discover more about yourself.

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Belgium Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Belgium
777,608
Total confirmed cases
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Belgium
702,576
Total active cases
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Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
55,933
2,449
4,122
Albania
110,521
1,876
35,792
Algeria
113,761
3,002
32,087
Andorra
10,948
112
276
Angola
20,923
510
904
Anguilla
18
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
769
19
441
Argentina
2,126,531
52,453
152,489
Armenia
173,307
3,208
6,014
Aruba
7,973
75
174
Australia
29,007
909
1,912
Austria
467,646
8,652
21,792
Azerbaijan
235,647
3,232
3,148
Bahamas
8,573
181
994
Bahrain
124,269
458
6,785
Bangladesh
548,549
8,435
39,646
Barbados
3,163
37
520
Belarus
291,621
2,011
7,571
Belgium
777,608
22,169
702,576
Belize
12,328
315
118
Benin
6,071
75
1,033
Bermuda
718
12
21
Bhutan
867
1
1
Bolivia
251,391
11,734
44,558
Bosnia
134,892
5,200
12,049
Botswana
31,746
359
4,627
Brazil
10,722,221
259,402
871,229
British Virgin Islands
153
1
21
Brunei
187
3
3
Bulgaria
253,183
10,413
33,770
Burkina Faso
12,071
143
271
Burundi
2,240
3
1,464
Cabo Verde
15,558
150
487
Cambodia
909
0
425
Cameroon
35,714
551
2,569
Canada
877,260
22,134
29,885
Caribbean Netherlands
429
4
23
Cayman Islands
447
2
30
Central African Republic
5,004
63
21
Chad
4,056
140
374
Channel Islands
4,040
86
10
Chile
840,119
20,838
25,462
China
89,943
4,636
177
Colombia
2,262,646
60,082
42,009
Comoros
3,580
144
67
Congo
8,820
128
1,673
Costa Rica
205,890
2,824
18,021
Croatia
244,872
5,564
3,558
Cuba
53,308
336
4,631
Curaçao
4,740
22
60
Cyprus
35,620
232
33,331
Czechia
1,284,288
21,128
158,568
Côte d'Ivoire
33,285
194
1,054
DRC
26,340
711
5,028
Denmark
213,318
2,374
7,010
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
6,102
63
119
Dominica
144
0
14
Dominican Republic
241,392
3,139
43,600
Ecuador
289,735
15,959
25,878
Egypt
184,168
10,822
31,191
El Salvador
60,491
1,887
2,265
Equatorial Guinea
6,210
93
427
Eritrea
2,892
7
501
Estonia
70,610
623
16,627
Ethiopia
161,974
2,391
23,140
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
54
0
3
Faroe Islands
658
1
0
Fiji
63
2
7
Finland
60,200
764
13,436
France
3,835,595
87,835
3,485,070
French Guiana
16,627
85
6,547
French Polynesia
18,452
140
13,470
Gabon
15,254
88
1,671
Gambia
4,735
151
473
Georgia
271,872
3,553
2,238
Germany
2,476,384
71,819
121,165
Ghana
84,750
620
5,206
Gibraltar
4,243
93
23
Greece
199,496
6,632
21,967
Greenland
30
0
0
Grenada
148
1
0
Guadeloupe
10,149
162
7,745
Guatemala
176,250
6,427
6,814
Guinea
16,291
92
1,131
Guinea-Bissau
3,282
48
610
Guyana
8,648
199
406
Haiti
12,536
250
2,458
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
172,100
4,214
100,647
Hong Kong
11,056
201
262
Hungary
446,178
15,476
102,566
Iceland
6,058
29
11
India
11,173,567
157,584
177,965
Indonesia
1,361,098
36,897
147,845
Iran
1,665,103
60,431
183,714
Iraq
713,994
13,507
50,472
Ireland
221,649
4,396
193,889
Isle of Man
546
25
105
Israel
791,319
5,815
42,276
Italy
2,999,119
98,974
446,439
Jamaica
24,444
436
10,139
Japan
435,548
8,052
12,722
Jordan
413,350
4,833
51,869
Kazakhstan
214,806
2,540
13,540
Kenya
107,329
1,870
18,360
Kuwait
196,497
1,105
12,071
Kyrgyzstan
86,410
1,468
1,567
Lao People's Democratic Republic
45
0
3
Latvia
88,668
1,666
9,172
Lebanon
386,868
4,919
81,026
Lesotho
10,521
305
6,328
Liberia
2,017
85
48
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
136,587
2,233
10,577
Liechtenstein
2,582
54
41
Lithuania
200,884
3,294
10,853
Luxembourg
56,110
647
3,018
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
48
0
1
Macedonia
105,269
3,165
8,162
Madagascar
19,831
297
238
Malawi
32,283
1,058
10,643
Malaysia
307,943
1,153
23,161
Maldives
20,447
64
2,671
Mali
8,446
357
1,671
Malta
23,588
325
3,128
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
6,818
46
6,674
Mauritania
17,252
442
190
Mauritius
619
10
21
Mayotte
18,054
112
14,978
Mexico
2,104,987
188,044
266,713
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
191,197
4,049
18,347
Monaco
1,981
26
201
Mongolia
3,076
2
659
Montenegro
78,060
1,039
8,844
Montserrat
20
1
6
Morocco
485,147
8,669
5,545
Mozambique
61,170
674
16,220
Myanmar
142,000
3,200
7,229
Namibia
39,466
436
1,987
Nepal
274,381
2,778
998
Netherlands
1,105,544
15,730
1,089,814
New Caledonia
58
0
0
New Zealand
2,389
26
68
Nicaragua
6,489
174
2,090
Niger
4,740
172
318
Nigeria
156,960
1,939
19,209
Norway
73,285
632
6,639
Oman
142,896
1,583
7,822
Pakistan
585,435
13,076
17,117
Palestine
191,203
2,091
17,794
Panama
342,741
5,884
7,912
Papua New Guinea
1,365
14
505
Paraguay
162,871
3,239
23,266
Peru
1,344,969
47,089
47,833
Philippines
584,667
12,404
37,226
Poland
1,750,659
44,649
257,391
Portugal
807,456
16,458
63,945
Qatar
165,546
260
10,216
Romania
816,589
20,684
46,232
Russia
4,290,135
87,823
332,455
Rwanda
19,198
265
1,364
Réunion
13,125
59
1,110
S. Korea
91,240
1,619
7,459
Saint Kitts and Nevis
41
0
1
Saint Lucia
3,803
39
540
Saint Martin
1,571
12
160
Saint Pierre Miquelon
24
0
8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,645
8
688
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
3,867
75
431
Sao Tome and Principe
1,881
30
381
Saudi Arabia
378,708
6,514
2,581
Senegal
35,037
896
4,521
Serbia
474,807
4,508
69,952
Seychelles
2,890
13
345
Sierra Leone
3,900
79
1,169
Singapore
59,998
29
112
Sint Maarten
2,065
27
20
Slovakia
317,159
7,560
54,299
Slovenia
193,285
3,878
10,897
Solomon Islands
18
0
4
Somalia
7,850
274
3,675
South Africa
1,516,262
50,366
31,124
South Sudan
8,414
100
3,997
Spain
3,142,358
70,501
349,553
Sri Lanka
84,610
489
3,285
St. Barth
638
1
175
Sudan
28,545
1,895
3,566
Suriname
8,953
173
341
Swaziland
17,103
652
1,499
Sweden
680,130
12,977
667,153
Switzerland
561,068
10,019
34,251
Syrian Arab Republic
15,753
1,045
4,669
Taiwan
960
9
23
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
26,162
85
515
Timor-Leste
113
0
23
Togo
7,188
85
1,185
Trinidad and Tobago
7,723
139
99
Tunisia
235,008
8,074
26,705
Turkey
2,746,158
28,839
116,182
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,132
14
178
UAE
402,205
1,286
13,641
UK
4,201,358
124,025
980,769
USA
29,469,081
531,951
8,932,669
Uganda
40,426
334
25,040
Ukraine
1,374,762
26,591
161,298
Uruguay
60,074
624
7,472
Uzbekistan
80,035
622
826
Vanuatu
1
0
0
Venezuela
140,383
1,358
6,522
Vietnam
2,488
35
533
Wallis and Futuna
9
0
2
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,375
645
295
Zambia
80,687
1,109
3,080
Zimbabwe
36,179
1,478
1,309
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