Belgium holidays

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A local’s guide to Antwerp, Belgium: high art, gritty graffiti and great coffee
From Rubens and van Eyck to cutting edge street murals and fashion, art is at the heart of the Flemish city, says local guide Tim Marschang. The beer and cocktails are decent too

Interview by David Atkinson

24, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Ghent, Belgium: artisanal beer, bargain vintage and docklands clubbing
This Flemish city sparkles with creative cuisine, markets, cutting-edge clubs – and beer, says brewery founder Dimitri Messiaen

Interview by John Brunton

03, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Antwerp, Belgium – here’s my guide to the city
In the final leg of our odyssey to celebrate 50 years of Interrail, we explore a city that’s seriously hip, but also caters for those who are just beer-curious

Emma John

13, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Brussels, Belgium’s relaxed, moules-and-frites flavoured capital
Pierre Kompany, Belgium’s first black mayor, leads the way to the city’s best bars, food and a sporting landmark honouring his footballing son Vincent

Interview by Daniel Boffey

20, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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We’re going to the zoo: sleeping with polar bears on a trip to southern Belgium
Immersive accommodation – with just a glass wall between you and a creature of your choice – is one of many thrills at this award-winning ethical zoo

Daniel Boffey

11, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Leuven: the small Flemish town with a big (bang) history
With its cosmic roots and being the home of Stella Artois, the compact gothic town is a hip destination that has remained Belgium’s best-kept secret

Ben Lerwill

07, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Europe on a plate: foodie holiday itineraries in France, Spain and Belgium
Make the local cuisine the highlight of a trip, with perfect pintxos in San Sebastián, great galettes in Saint-Malo, and brilliant beers in Ghent

Annie Bennett, John Brunton and Carolyn Boyd

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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10 holiday highlights of this strange summer: readers’ tips
Waterfalls and wildflowers, beavers, bike rides, a Dales sunrise … our readers share their magical escapes from reality this year

Guardian readers

10, Sep, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Endless dunes and beach cabanas – that’s summer on Belgium’s coast
It only spans 40 miles but the Belgian coast is one long line of fun resorts, nature reserves and beaches, all linked by the world’s longest tramline

John Brunton

18, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best music venues in Brussels
The Belgian capital swings to jazz, dance and the avant garde, as well as pleasing rock fans, at multi-stage venues and intimate clubs

Martin Longley

27, Feb, 2020 @6:30 AM

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The adoration of Ghent: art, history and flavours in Flanders
Medieval and magical, vibrant and edgy – the Belgian city is a sensory overload

Serena Fokschaner

23, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Belgium’s Bath: a spa break in Spa
The Ardennes town that gave its name to spa towns the world over was known to the Romans, and its baths and pretty setting are still the perfect place to unwind

Rachel Hall

20, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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