Most travellers have no idea what they are missing when it comes to Belgium. Many pass through her borders with barely a passing glance at Brussels and Bruges. But Belgium is a complex little country. Even after living here for ten years, we feel as though we’ve barely scratched the surface of all it has to offer. Discovering Belgium is a bit like pealing back the layers of an onion – each layer reveals a new and fascinating finding below. Because of this diversity, Belgium is a slow traveller’s dream.
We came to Belgium for two short years; we never dreamed we’d be applying for Belgian Citizenship one day. No matter where we travel in the world, Belgium will be a big part of who we are. It will always be one of our ‘homes,’ and we will always be singing its praises.
In this section, you’ll find all of the information we’ve amassed over our ten years of scouring Belgium, searching for its ‘hidden gems,’ – the food, the art, the history, the culture, the attractions, the shops, the accommodations, and the people.
If you take the time to get to know Belgium, we believe you can’t help but fall in love with her as we did. We may be leaving her borders for now, but we’ll always be back.
We share our itinerary for the best things to do in Antwerp Belgium including the best hotels in Antwerp, great Antwerp restaurants, the top tourist attractions, and even where to buy the best Belgian chocolate in Antwerp. Don’t visit Antwerp with reading this travel guide!
Want to visit Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings in Brussels, Belgium not normally open to the public? The BANAD Festival takes you behind closed tours for guided tours of Brussels most spectacular buildings.
Adrian shares a slow travel cycle trip to discover Belgium’s Hageland area of Flemish Brabant including stops at a winery, ice cream shop, Het Vinne nature reserve, and plenty of beautiful spring blossoms.
Adrian tours Belgium’s Hageland blossom route in a classic 2CV with a tour package from WOW-Routes the perfect spring day-trip from Brussels.
Monika reviews Blue Chocolate Restaurant in Place Saint Job in Brussels’ neighbourhood of Uccle, Belgium. The menu takes a modern approach to French cuisine in a warm and cosy setting.
The current time in Belgium is .
Clocks in Belgium are set according to the Central European Timezone (CET) which is UTC+1 in winter and UTC+2 in the summer months (UTC being roughly equivalent to GMT).