Get a Unique View of Belgium With These Day-Trips From Brussels

Discover the best of Belgium with these experiences
Discover the best of Belgium with these experiences | © ShootingCompany / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

Brussels has plenty of sights that are very much its own – but a visit to the city can be complemented by seeing some more of Belgium. Culture Trip’s curated list of day trips and experiences take you from the capital to the highlights of Belgium’s other cities.

As you’ll find on your visit, Brussels is filled with great experiences and hidden treats to uncover. But what lies beyond the capital? Luckily, Belgium is compact enough that day-trips to the country’s other highlights such as Bruges and Antwerp are easily doable, and even a trip over the border to Amsterdam can be done in a day.



Antwerp has it all! It is not only the city of the famous painter Rubens. It is also the global capital of diamond trade and it is home to the most beautiful railway station in the world. Walking through its maze of picturesque streets you will hear the countless legends of the city and discover a wealth of breathtaking architecture.Our guided walk through the old city starts at the impressive 13th century castle that guarded the city and its medieval river port. Our Lady’s Cathedral is the most impressive church in the Low Countries. It welcomes you with countless paintings by world class artists of the 17th century. The absolute masterpieces are the Rubens paintings. Antwerp railway station is a must-see. It is said to be the most beautiful railway station in the world. Nearby are the diamond district and the Jewish quarter. In your free time, you should try the local beer called a ’Bolleke’. For this tour you should not forget your comfortable shoes.

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