Chocolates, beer, laces and porcelain are what you think of when you hear Belgium. All of this holds true, but there is a lot more to explore in this small country. Rich in art and culture, Belgium has a fine heritage with many monuments in various cities of the country. Being the centre of EU and NATO, the country holds a lot of prominence among other countries. With long beaches in the north to the highlands in the south, the country offers you everything.
There are three federal regions in Belgium that are listed from North to South. The northern part is known as Flanders which is the Dutch speaking area of the country and has major cities like Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Brussels in the capital as well as the headquarters of EU. The Southern region Wallonia is the French speaking area with a little touch of German as well. Major provinces are Walloon Brabant, Liege and Luxembourg.
Mid-April to Mid-October is the best time to visit Belgium
Belgium has a maritime climate with hot and dry summers and cold and snowy winters. To avoid the extremities, this is the perfect time to visit the country as the weather is pretty comfortable during this time. There are a lot of summer festivals that take place during this time and a lot of tourists from all over the world take part here. However, it is necessary to be prepared for sudden rains as the monsoon is there all throughout the year.
Beer and chocolates, tourist friendly cities, numerous carnivals and festivals, delicious and affordable food
Unexpected rains, conservative society, crowded towns
Adventure lovers, couples, family
Belgium has all kinds of hotels ranging from luxurious ones to economical bed and breakfast services. There is an uniform high cost for the lodging but there are quite a few midrange hotels as well. The most expensive places to stay are Brussels and Antwerp. For travellers looking for cheaper alternatives, youth hostel is a really good option in places like Wallonia and Brussels.
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