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Where to stay in Ghent

Where to stay in Ghent

If you are reading this post, chances are you’ve already solved the question of whether to stay in Bruges, Ghent or Brussels and have chosen Ghent Belgium for an overnight stay. The next step is to choose your accommodation in Ghent Belgium. Ghent is a relatively small city, and it’s only 40 minutes to Brussels Grand Place, so most tourists visit Ghent and nearby Bruges on a day trip from the capital city. However, this medieval city of Flanders has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler who wants more than a day trip to Ghent. It’s one of the best places to stay in Belgium as you can easily reach other cities by train for day trips. With our guide to the best areas of Ghent, you can decide which Ghent hotels are best for your trip.  We will cover off all types of Ghent accommodation options from Hostels…
Where to stay in Brussels

Where to stay in Brussels

Belgium’s capital city is a gorgeous guided city with historic squares, art nouveau buildings and delicious food. Some of the famous places in Brussels, Belgium include the Grand Place, the Manneken Pis, the Atomium and Mini-Europe. The city of Brussels, Belgium is often passed over for more quaint destinations like Bruges or Ghent, but Brussels city is centrally located for many exciting day trips all over Belgium. We’ve rounded up the best Brussels neighborhoods to help find the best area to stay in Brussels. As you review the best neighborhoods in Brussels for tourists, keep in mind that many areas have a Dutch name and a French name, which can be confusing. We will cover off all types of Brussels accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Brussels hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Brussels, the best Brussels hotels, best places in Brussels to visit, the…
Where to stay in Leuven

Where to stay in Leuven

Leuven is just 25 kilometers from Brussels, but offers travelers a different experience than the Belgium capital city. Leuven is best known as a university town with many breweries, and also happens to be the capital of the Flemish Brabant Province. The ornate town hall dates back to the 15th century, with many other interesting historic architectural sights around town. Brussels is a relatively small country, so it’s easy to get around, and Leuven makes a perfectly excellent place to stay in Belgium, given the excellent train system here. Many tourists choose to stay in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent or Bruges, but should you choose Leuven, we’ve rounded up some of the best Leuven hotels, and areas to stay in Leuven. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays. We will cover off all types of Leuven accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Leuven hotels as well as how…
Where to stay in Bruges

Where to stay in Bruges

This medieval city of West Flanders in Belgium has been drawing tourists on day trips from Brussels for years. The quaint canals, cobblestone streets and Markt Square offer picturesque scenes everywhere you turn, plus waffle shops, chocolate stores and boutiques for shoppers. The best way to experience Bruges, though, is an overnight visit. By staying overnight in a Bruges hotel, you will get to experience Bruges after the day trippers have all gone home. If you are looking for unusual places to stay in Bruges, there’s even a barge hotel you can sleep in! Use this guide to find the best places to stay in Bruges, including the best area for tourists, and Bruges accommodation options for every budget. Keep reading to decide where to stay in Bruges, Belgium. We will cover off all types of Bruges accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bruges hotels as well as how to…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Ghent

Ultimate Travel Guide to Ghent

Ghent, Belgium is a port city in the East Flanders region. It's one of the top Belgian university towns, which means you'll find a creative, young crowd here amongst all of the looming medieval towers. During the Middle Ages, Ghent was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Europe. While it’s a little more lowkey these days, it remains a fascinating and evolving place with a lot of history and architecture to appreciate.  Read through this travel guide to find out what to do in Ghent, as well as what to eat, where to stay, and how to make your way around the city. You may even learn a few useful travel tips! This ultimate travel guide to Ghent will show you all the most beautiful places in Ghent, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in Ghent and things to do in Ghent which will help you…
The Best Day Trips from Brussels

The Best Day Trips from Brussels

Brussels used to be the residence of kings as well as an epicentre of arts, crafts and international trade. Today the city is still a bustling spot on the cultural and political scene. The Belgian capital serves as the operational home of NATO, The European Commission and The European Parliament, which contributes to the international profile of the city. If you are curious to explore beyond the Belgian capital, this guide will list for you the best day trips from Brussels. Plan your trip to Belgium Need data for your trip to Belgium? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed…
17 Things to do in Ghent - That People Actually Do!

17 Things to do in Ghent – That People Actually Do!

The port city of Ghent is the capital of the East Flanders province and one of Belgium’s most populous university towns. In the Late Middle Ages, the city was one of the largest and richest in Europe. The well-preserved medieval architecture, cultural events, easy accessibility and delicious culinary traditions make Ghent a fabulous tourist destination. Firstly, one of the top travel tips is to pick up a Ghent CityCard. With a CityCard, you’ll be able to skip the lines and see all of the best Ghent attractions within 48 or 72 hours. The three-day card is only €35 compared to the €30 two-day card, and both include free public transport. It's rare in Western Europe that you receive such value for money, so take advantage of this incredible deal and get sightseeing! Don’t leave out Ghent during your trip to Belgium, as there are many enchanting things to see that…
Luxury Guide To Brussels

Luxury Guide To Brussels

Belgian’s capital city of Brussels is full of tasty chocolate, locally crafted beer, over 90 museums and a whole lot more for visitors to experience. Brussels also holds a big connection to the European Union, hosting the official seats of the Europian Commission. Brussels is the perfect city for weekend getaways. Having a luxury travel experience in Brussels allows you to behold the best aspects of the city in a getaway you are sure to remember. Find out how to experience the finer things in life with our luxury travel guide to Brussels, which includes where to stay, eat and the very best tour experiences to enjoy in the city. This guide is perfect for those who are travelling to Brussels on a luxury. We will show you what to do in Brussels, where to stay, what to eat and how to get around, whether it’s a weekend in Brussels…
Luxury Travel Guide to Bruges

Luxury Travel Guide to Bruges

The ultimate postcard-perfect Belgian city straight out of a fairy tale can be found in Bruges. The cobbled streets, magnificent architecture and colourful houses look like as if they have been crafted out of gingerbread and lined with piped icing flanking the charming waterway canals of the city. This cosmopolitan city has a historic heart at its centre which is a UNESCO protected heritage site, with castles, churches and abbeys which will transport you to another era and which rightfully draws thousands of visitors annually who come to marvel at the fascinating historic architecture, explore the meandering streets and chugging along the vast waterway canals on small river cruises. Once upon a time it was a merchant city due to its strategic location with access to the sea, it was called the “Golden Inlet” because the canals brought commerce to the ci transforming it into a prosperous commercial trading outpost.…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Antwerp

Ultimate Travel Guide to Antwerp

Antwerp is Belgium’s second largest city. It’s a major port and is the centre of life and culture in the Flanders region. The city is well known for its contrasting mix of old and new, being one of the most historic destinations in Belgium, and also being one of the most modern metropolises in the country. 16th-century buildings stand in the shadow of skyscrapers, creating an eclectic fusion that represents much of the character of Flanders today. With great transport links, Antwerp makes for an excellent hub to explore northern Belgium and to even branch off into neighbouring Holland, and there are plenty of exciting day trips to be made from the city. This ultimate travel guide to Antwerp will show you all the most beautiful places in Antwerp, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in Antwerp and things to do in Antwerp which will help you in…