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Belgium Cruises

Famous for its chocolate and beer, Belgium also has one of the most well-preserved histories in the world, with an ‘old world’ feel the moment your feet make contact with Belgian soil. 

Of course, Belgium is also known for its rather unpredictable weather, but simply being prepared for most eventualities will cover that problem. 

Belgium is divided into two ethnic regions with an imaginary line – Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south. Although it doesn’t mean much for any traveller to Belgium, if you get chatting with the locals over a locally produced craft beer it’s an important political and geographical fact to know. 

Belgium cruises are becoming increasingly popular as a short break, thanks to the fact there’s so much to see and do in this compact, beautiful country.

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Belgium is home to the headquarters of the EU.
  • There are more castles per square mile than anywhere else. 
  • Brussels sprouts have been grown for over 400 years.
  • Brussels International Airport is the world’s largest chocolate shop.
  • An average Belgian drinks 260 pints of beer a year. 
 

Highlights

Hotspots

Without a doubt, Bruges is one of Europe’s loveliest cities, and one of Belgium’s most famous cruise ports. It’s often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’ – the picturesque canal network is reminiscent of its Italian cousin. The romantic boat rides here are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. 

There are many gorgeous hotspots to visit in Bruges, but the Groeninge Museum is a must, with a huge collection of artwork spanning countless centuries. The beautiful Basilica of the Holy Blood is also well worth a visit – this stunning Gothic church is said to house a vial of blood belonging to Jesus Christ. 

Antwerp

Belgium’s Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world, the Diamond District here handles 80% of the world’s rough diamonds and is the place to come if you’d like to invest in jewellery, or make a marriage proposal. 

 

Food and drink

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Cruises to Belgium are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the gastronomical delights on offer.

Chocolate and beer are a guilty pleasure for many people, but they come together as two of the country’s biggest exports so there’s no need to feel bad about a little indulgence. 

The chocolate industry dates back as far as 1635 AD, and the country hosts countless chocolatiers. The Choco-Story Museum in Bruges tells visitors all about how the industry started, how this tasty treat is made, and of course offers some delicious samples of the real thing. 

There are just as many breweries as chocolatiers in Belgium, over 1,000 of them in fact. Some of the best known are the Brouwerij De Halve Maan in Bruges, or De Koninck in Antwerp. 

Once visitors have had their fill of chocolate and beer, there are more waffle bars and moules-frites restaurants than you can shake a stick at.

 

Ports in the country

 

Cruises visiting Belgium

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