A weekend trip to Belgium reveals that the country is weird—but in a good way! Quirky museums and funny customs.
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I like to say that Belgium is weird. It’s this small little country but with a whole lot of culture. The capital, Brussels, is not just the capital of Belgium, but also the de facto center of European politics. Because of that, you get this diverse and international mix of cultures, with the already unique and unusual Belgian culture. It’s a great little European country for urban exploration. Start here with my basic Belgium travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Belgium travel blogs.
More city guides coming soon!
Summer months such as July and August are peak tourist season in Belgium, but it’s also when you’ll find a number of great art, culture and music festivals taking place in the country. Traveling for a festival can be a great way to experience a country, and in such a friendly and welcoming destination as Belgium, the festivals are always quite social—a great opportunity for solo travelers.
Visit one of Belgium’s many music festivals — For such a small country, Belgium has hundreds of fun and unique festivals. Everything from indie pop to opera on the street.
Eat & drink your way through Belgium – There’s a rich culinary history in Belgium. Everything from waffles and fries to delicious craft beers!
Belgium is a small country (only 11,000 square miles) but that doesn’t make any less deserving of a full holiday. While the Belgian cities can be great for city trips, it’s also quite a good country for urban exploration on multi-day tours or longer backpacking Eurotrips. While in Belgium, make sure book a food tour because Belgian food is so so good!
Each Belgian cities features a number of LGBT-specific venues. The open-minded culture of Belgium makes this a very welcoming country. More specific recommendations on gay and lesbian things to see & do in Belgium, can be found on the OnlyOnce.Today blog.
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There are a number of cool and funky design hotels and hostels throughout Belgium. I trust Booking.com or Agoda.com for making reservations as both hotel search sites have large, trusted networks of hotels and also feature a number of great deals.
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