Belgium is a beautiful destination for luxury travel. While only about 60 percent larger than the state of New Jersey, Belgium is home to more than 11 million people and three official languages—Dutch, German, and French. Its multicultural nature and strategic location make it a hotspot for international business and politics (Brussels is considered the de facto capital of the European Union), as well as an ideal destination for all kinds of travelers.

In the northern region of Flanders, Bruges offers visitors fairytale-like scenery with medieval architecture, cafe-lined squares, and picturesque canals that have earned it the nickname “the Venice of the north.” Travel about an hour and a half east and you’ll find Antwerp, a portside city known for its stylish and modern vibe, as well as its prominent position in the diamond trade and masterpieces by legendary painter Peter Paul Rubens. You’ll also find the oft-overlooked city of Ghent in this region, which offers a peek into the Middle Ages with its castles and Vrijdagmarkt—a “Friday market” with stalls that are said to have been in use since the 12th Century.

Brussels delights visitors every time of year, and especially during the Christmas season when the capital city transforms into a magical holiday wonderland complete with parades, Christmas markets, lavishly decorated trees, festive music and lights. No matter what time of year you visit, the Grand Place is a must-see. Situated in the center of the city, this ornate structure is considered one of the most beautiful Medieval squares in Europe. And of course, no trip to Belgium is complete without indulging in iconic culinary delights, including legendary waffles and beers, and chocolates purchased from the charming shops that you’ll find on nearly every corner. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable holiday escape with the family or just want to see a different side of Europe, Belgium never disappoints—contact us to start planning your luxury travel to Belgium today.


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