Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tourist Attractions in Belgium

Brussels is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Europe's must-see destinations, with its small town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous food, great nightlife, fantastic shopping, numerous museums, and other attractions including the diverse and interesting exhibitions and festivals organized there every year.

Brussels is also becoming known as a Mecca of style, art, and design. While attracting more and more big names in international fashion to its growing shopping districts, home-grown Belgian designers are rapidly gaining global notoriety.  The streets of Brussels feature art and architecture created from an unmistakably Belgian point of view that cannot be replicated.  This beautiful city is a center for fashion, art, and Belgian culture.

Belgium is a beautiful country that is known for its historical towns and cities. This city is highly influenced by its past culture and heritage. If you are thinking of visiting Belgium then you can get a glance of the typical European culture and food. Here are some of the places of Belgium that you can visit.

Brussels: This is the capital city of Belgium and is known for its monuments that have been selected as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Some of the other attractions of this city include Parc du Cinquantenaire, Cinquantenaire Art Museum, Auto World Museum and Royal Military Museum.

Bruges: This is another stunning place that provides you an insight into the life of the European people. One of the major places of interest in this city is Groeningmusuem which is known for its collections of fine arts and other artifacts. Another place that is worth mentioning when you come to Bruges is the Choco Story Museum which gives you an insight into the art of making chocolates. Similarly, you can also visit the Frietmusuem which shows the history and role of potato and chips in Belgium.

Antwerp: This city has one of the largest seaports in the world. This city is one of the major centers for fashion in the world. Some of the places of interest in Antwerp are the Antwerp Zoo, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Port and many diamond shops which are the oldest in the world.

Ghent: This city is also referred as the 'City of Flowers'. The city is particularly known for its flower festival, Gentse Floralien that is organized once in every five years. This city is like a paradise to the music lovers with a number of music concerts and shows that are organized on almost every weekend. Food enthusiasts can also see and explore various food joints and other eateries that serve some of the best local delicacies.

Lueven: This city is situated on close proximity to Brussels and is famous for its Hortus Botanicus Loveniesis, which is a botanical garden that has some of the rare varieties of flowers and plants. This city has a number of educational institutions and thus remains crowded with the students all the time. Some of the other places of attraction in this city include Lueven Town Hall, Grand Beguinage and St. Peter's Church.

Hasselt: This is a small Belgian city that is known for its social places and designer brands. Many popular international designer brands have taken birth in this city. This place is best suited for the fashionable shoppers. Some of the other places of interest include Plopsa indoor park, Open Air Museum, Municipal Fashion Museum and National Genever Museum.

For information on accessibility of various hotels, attractions, and museums in Brussels, visit Brussels for All and our Special Needs Travel section. Discover Brussels through its inhabitants’ eyes! The Greeters, enthusiastic volunteers passionate about their city, share with you their perception of the capital, their anecdotes and their tips. A unique touristic experience!


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