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City-trips in Belgium

Do you like historical buildings and vibrant cities, packed with arts and culture? Or maybe you prefer to go shopping and get a taste of the typical Belgian food and countless beers? In any case, you will love your city-trip in Belgium, no matter what time of the year.

Top 5 city-trip destinations in Belgium

Below is a list of Belgians 5 most popular travel destinations for a short city-trip in random order. Note that all these cities can be reached from Brussels Airport and Brussels South Airport by train in less then 2h30.


Visit the capital of Belgium and the European metropolis of Brussels


A vibrant mix between art, culture and trendy places to go out eating or shopping


The Venice of the North with it’s picturesque canals and historical buildings


A large former industrial city, with a rich history and unique local folklore


Capital of East-Flanders with beautiful canals and historical buildings

Plan your city-trip to Belgium

Howto travel to Belgium

Once you’ve decided to come on a city-trip to Belgium, it’s time to plan your initial travel to Belgium. Find the best tips and advice on how to travel to Belgium in the travel guides linked below:

Howto get around in Belgium

Belgium has an excellent public transport network. You can reach your favorite city-trip destination from Brussels Airport in less then 2,5h. Read more about it in the Belgium Public Transport Guide where you’ll find all information and tips on how to find the best rates.

Find the perfect accommodation for your city-trip in Belgium

You will notice that all Belgian majore cities and tourist destinations have plenty of accommodation to offer. Regular hotels are widespread with room prices starting from 45€ / night. Read all about it in the Belgium Travel Accommodation Guide.

Multi destination city-trip in Belgium

Visit Ghent & Bruges:
Did you know Ghent is located halfway between Brussels and Bruges? Therefore Ghent and Bruges are a great combination for a multi destination city-trip in Belgium, since they are only 30 mins separated by train. You can book your accommodation in Ghent for example and plan a day-trip to Bruges using public transport.

Other cities worth visiting:

The top 5 city-trip destinations will give you a great impression of Belgium with plenty of things to see and do during your trip. However if you have more time and want to scratch deeper underneath the surface, there’s lots more to discover in these other Belgian cities and towns.

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