Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp.

Impressive tourist trap

Impressive tourist trap

One of the low-cost trips in Belgium that can be done in two or three days is the route Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.

I know because I just arrived!

They receive disembarkation of the plane – Wizzair was the cheapest option this time – I proceed to share the details of the trip that you can be useful.

When traveling to Brussels you can choose between the two airports in the city. In is this occasion I have chosen Charleroi. A strategic error in choosing this location is to arrive very late or very early. Why? your location It is located one hour by bus from the Brussels Center. Although Shuttle bus exists and it leaves every hour it is better that you plan ahead. The airport is somewhat disorganized. About the time to go through security. You really have to arrive two hours in advance before your flight!

Brussels

Brussels is a vibrant city, it is clear for being the headquarters of the Union and the European Commission. Busy during the day, almost deserted during the night. But between that role as the capital of Europe, is the Brussels with a fascinating  and diverse history.

you can not miss it

you can not miss it

Brussels is well connected by metro and it is easy to reach all the places of interest. It is better to buy a pass for the days you plan to visit the city. Individual passes can be expensive.

One of the places you can not miss is the Great Square of Brussels with its architecture and diversity, the fifty-year-old park and my favorite: The Royal Gardens of Laeken.

Royal Gardens

One of the places that are promoted are Atomium and Europe in miniature. They are far from the center and our verdict: Tourist Trap.

Everyone in Brussels talks about Belgian potatoes, hundreds of varieties of beer and Belgian waffles. Try them!

From Brussels you can take the train to Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.

Bruges

Castle in Bruges

Castle in Bruges

Bruges is located thirty minutes from Brussels by train. Ninety minutes from Brussels. There you can spend a day walking the historic center, visiting the different churches and taking a boat ride through the canals of the city.

Ghent / Ghent

Several churches in one place, canals, old streets and the castle are the things to be discovered in Ghent.

Canals are one of the attractions in the town

Canals are one of the attractions in the town

Twenty minutes walking from the station to the center of the city you can see the most important in the center of the city.

Antwerp

The last of these three days in Belgian territory is the farthest (one hour in three) and also one full of surprises. All cities are accessible by train. The tickets are open, which allows you to leave at the time you want. Just ask for help in information and everything will be easier.

Trains are the best way to travel

Trains are the best way to travel

The train station is awesome! also the main street for Shopping! and the Dominican Church of San Pablo with its collection of religious art from Rubens, Van Dyck and other famous painters.

Dominican church

Dominican church

Belgium is a country full of contrasts and cultural diversity. In addition to the French, you can listen to Spanish, English and even Turkish. We hope this route is of your pleasure and that you can see some of the most emblematic places of this fabulous country.

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