Medieval madness and infinite sadness. A banquet for the eyes and a disaster for the waistline. Belgium – with its fabulous architecture, fantastical art, poignant battlefields and irresistible cuisine – is a catalyst for your emotions, as well as your senses.
Stand in front of a Hieronymus Bosch and prepare to be engulfed in a ghoulish world of nightmare creatures and fantastic ogres – a complete contrast to the astonishing, photography-in-paint technique of Van Eyck or the rubicund warmth of a masterpiece by Rubens. Or the white marble serenity of Michelangelo’s statue of the Madonna and Child. Belgium is full of impressive art collections and even walking to them, through winding cobbled streets, is a revelation – you’ll be surrounded by soaring Gothic churches, Baroque squares and Art Nouveau mansions.
Talk Belgium with our expert consultants – and you can visit Rubens’s Italianesque palazzo in Antwerp, the Grand Place and Baroque Guild Halls of Brussels, the Church of Our Lady, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges and Ghent’s magnificent cathedral.
You can indulge in the world’s finest hand-made chocolate, wonderful cuisine and great bowl-shaped glasses of heady, ruby-red beer.
And you can visit Flanders, Passchendale, Ypres and the Menin Gate to remember the desperate tragedy of hundreds of thousands of young lives, bravely given in the First World War.
Talk to us about planning your tailor-made vacation to Belgium.