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One of the smallest countries in Europe, Belgium is best known for its beer, mouthwatering chocolate and waffles and its national dish, mussels and chips.
While there are 8795 hotels here starting at AU$181 a night, you may want to consider bundling your hotel and flight bookings. It’s an easy way to save a few dollars. With Expedia’s Belgium Holiday Packages, you can also add extras like car rental and experiences to your reservation. Eager to learn the history behind some of Belgium’s famous culinary delights? Add a guided tour or two to your hotel and flight package and eat your way through this delicious destination.
Day 1: The nation’s capital, Brussels, is the perfect place to kick off your Belgium holiday. Once you’ve touched down at Brussels Airport, make your way into the city centre to the Grand Place. Renowned for its beauty and opulence, this magnificent square is one of the country’s most important landmarks.
Day 2: Rent a car and you can be in the stunning city of Ghent in around an hour. Top attractions here include the medieval castle Gravensteen and Het Belfort van Gent, a towering belfry.
Day 3: Around an hour's drive from Ghent is the picturesque city of Bruges. If you’re travelling with your sweetheart, Minnewater (or the Lake of Love) is the place to be. Enjoy a romantic stroll across the bridge or relax with a picnic beside the water.
On July 21 each year, big festivities and military parades take place to celebrate Belgian National Day. Don’t miss the musical fireworks display if you’re in Brussels on that date.
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