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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…
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 best…
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. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Belgium: 22 Things to do in Antwerp – That People…
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…
22 Things to do in Antwerp - That People Actually Do!

22 Things to do in Antwerp – That People Actually Do!

The charming city of Antwerp along the River Scheldt dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. With over half a million residents, Antwerp is Belgium‘s second most populous city, and its port is one of the largest in the world. Only 45 kilometres from Brussels, the capital of Belgium, Antwerp is perfectly positioned for a superb day trip. As a major industrial and economic centre of Belgium, it may not seem like there’s anything for tourists to do here. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, with the Antwerp City Card, you can easily and affordably explore the many fantastic attractions here. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to visit, this article will help you make up your mind by showing you everything you can see and discover while in Antwerp. Keep reading for 22 things to do in Antwerp, Belgium that…
16 Fun and Touristy Things to do in Brussels

16 Fun and Touristy Things to do in Brussels

Brussels is both a city and a region in Central Europe, full of quirky charm and unexpected gems. As the capital of Belgium, it draws in millions of visitors per year. What is it about Brussels that makes it so popular with travellers worldwide, and how does it stand out from the rest of Europe? Operating in two official languages (French and Dutch), Brussels has an internationally diverse population. Being the home of the European Union doesn’t necessarily scream tourist hotspot, yet this underrated city has so much to offer. Known for its fascinating architecture and its wide selection of local beers, Brussels is a superb European destination for anyone to explore. Taking a trip to Brussels soon, or just curious to know about the many attractions? Here are 16 suggestions for things to do and even more places to visit in Brussels. Plan your trip to Belgium Need data…