Relocating to a foreign country can be a daunting, yet highly rewarding experience. Belgium for example is one of the most stunning countries in the world and it is high on many people’s lists for countries to relocate to. For those of you thinking of relocating to Belgium, you will probably need suggestions for places to visit and things to see in this wonderful country. This is where we come in, as below you will find a list of some of the absolute best places to visit throughout Belgium. Whether you’re looking to experience a little Belgian culture, see some of the stunning gothic and medieval architecture, or simply sample arguably the finest chocolate in the world, here are some of the best places to visit in Belgium.
Ypres is simply a must-see destination for those of you with an interest in history, particularly history relating to war and conflict. Ypres is home to a number of historic landmarks and monuments, including Hill 62, Flanders Fields Cemetery and Museum, Tynecot Cemetery, and many more. Surrounded by the Ypres Salient Battlefields, you will find countless war memorials cemeteries that honor the fierce and brutal battles that took place here, along with those who sadly lost their lives during WW1. There are many war artifacts scattered throughout, along with trenches and craters made from artillery fire, that still remain. Many fields in the area are actually fenced off from the public, due to the fact that live explosives from the war still lay in the ground, and have been known to randomly explode. A visit to Ypres is truly humbling and awe-inspiring.
You may know Bruges thanks to the hit Colin Farrell movie ‘In Bruges’ released roughly a decade ago. If not, you’re in for a treat. Bruges is a medieval city that has been virtually unchanged by the hands of time. Set foot here and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. Known as the ‘Venice of the North of Europe, thanks to the numerous canals found scattered throughout the city, the medieval architecture here has to be seen to be believed. With winding cobbled streets, belfries, cathedrals, and quant townhouses, Bruges really does have a magical feel to it, especially during the winter around Christmas time.
For those of you relocating to Belgium, who have a taste for the finer things in life, Antwerp is the place for you. Famous for its Diamond District, nearly 75% of the entire world’s population of diamonds are traded here. Needless to say, the jewelry on offer is simply breathtaking. Antwerp is also home to fantastic locally-brewed Belgian beer, along with stunning Belgian cuisine. If you wish to take in a little culture, Antwerp is also home to a number of museums and art galleries.
If you wish to relocate to a more rural spot, or if you simply love the great outdoors, Ardennes must be at the top of your to-visit list. With whimsical forests, lush green rolling hills and fields, sheer cliff faces, caves, and more wildlife than you could ever hope for, Ardennes is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. Whether you’re looking to go hiking, cycling, camping, or simply for a leisurely stroll, Ardennes is a stunning part of Belgium.