Belgium Holidays

D espite its small size, Belgium has a lot to offer. Not only is capital Brussels less than 2 hours from London by train, but there are direct services from there to Flemish medieval centres like Bruges, Antwerp, Leuven and Ghent as well as Wallonian highlights such as Liege and Namur. And why not linger awhile in Brussels, where you’ll find bars with novel-sized beer menus, fantastic museums and one of the world’s most beautiful city squares.

Recommended Holiday Ideas

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Our Recommended Hotels in Belgium

Dominican Hotel

The Dominican is a boutique design hotel occupying the site of a 15th century abbey just behind the Grand Place. The bedrooms and public areas blend modern and antique décor, reflecting the history of the building. There is an on-site bar and restaurant as well as Nespresso coffee maker and tea making facilities in each room.

Pullman Brussels Midi

Perfectly located for quick access from the train station, the Pullman Brussels Midi is an excellent base from which to explore Brussels on foot. Rooms are equipped with king-size beds, air conditioning, and WiFi whilst the stylish Victor Restaurant and Bar offers another refined and welcoming space in which guests can unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Grand Hotel Casselburgh

Just off the main market square you will find the serene Grand Hotel Casselburgh which effortlessly combines historic buildings with tasteful new additions. Rooms are stylishly decorated and feature air conditioning and WiFi amongst a host of creature comforts whilst the building’s arched basements have been converted into a spa and fitness centre. Back above ground, the hotel restaurant offers classic Belgian cuisine for both lunch and dinner.

Marriott Ghent

Resting on the banks of the River Leie, the Marriott Hotel Ghent is the ideal base for exploring all of this beautiful city’s cultural, gastronomic and retail highlights. Rooms come with a king-size bed, WiFi and a mini fridge, and when you’re feeling more active, a fitness centre and bike hire service are available. The hotel also has an excellent on-site restaurant.

Novotel Ieper Centrum

The Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields is located in the centre of Ypres, close to the main square and the Menin Gate. The hotel is modern and comfortable with spacious bedrooms, a bar and restaurant and a fitness centre. There’s also an indoor play area for children.

Hilton Antwerp Old Town

A short walk from the central train station and with views over the Groenplaats, or central square, this charming hotel is well located for exploring Antwerp’s numerous delights. Rooms have WiFi, LCD TVs and desk space on which you can write your postcards, and guests are also able to avail themselves of the fitness centre, bike hire service and a sun terrace. An on-site bar and restaurant provide further options for relaxation.

Suggested Tours to add to your Belgian Holiday

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Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour tour of Brussels, taking in some of the chocolatiers for which the city (and country) are famous. You'll also have the chance to discover Brussels' landmarks and neighbourhoods along the way.

from £20 per person
Battlefields Tour from Ypres

For the four long years of the Great War the “Flanders Fields” around the old town of Ypres witnessed the loss of a generation. Visit some of the major battlefield sites and cemeteries around Ypres on this sobering tour with an expert guide.

from £40 per person