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The 22 best things to do in Belgium

From the Art Nouveau splendour of Brussels to Flanders’ medieval cities and the rolling hills of Wallonia, there are so many things to do in Belgium, a small but perfectly formed country that is crying out to be explored. It’s ideal for active travellers, with great hiking trails, water sports and (outside Brussels, at least) excellent cycle infrastructure. The French influence is evident in Belgium’s food, with more Michelin stars per head than just about anywhere in Europe and a flourishing vegan scene in cities like Ghent. The beer needs no introduction, the chocolate is divine—and it honestly doesn’t rain as much as people would have you believe. Spend a little time here and you’ll find a country that rewards the curious traveller. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

72 hours in Belgium

Klik hier om dit artikel in het Nederlands te lezen The sultry summer months, when outdoor living is at its best, are perfect for visiting Belgium: popular music festivals, vibrant summer bars perfect for the aperitivo hour and cozy high streets lined with designer boutiques. But what to do when you only have three days to explore the entire country? Let Time Out handle that! With our expert 72-hour guide to Belgium, you are guaranteed to get the most out of the time you have. Whether you’re on the lookout for a gorgeous patio to sip on a much-deserved Martini & Tonic, the coolest concept stores or unique festivals, you can count on our list of recommendations to have the time of your life.