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Belgium's metropolises are a reflection of the country's eventful history, which testifies both to the wealth of the Hanseatic League and to the conflicts between the Flemish north and the Walloon south. If you want to get close to the unique culture of the country and immerse yourself in its history, you can buy a modern vacation rental in cities such as Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège or the capital Brussels. The latter offers a particularly wide range of holiday accommodation, so that both culture lovers and students visiting Brussels for a party trip will find the ideal vacation rental at favourable conditions.A vacation rental in the countryside
For those who like it a little quieter, a holiday apartment away from the big cities is ideal. In Belgium you have the choice between idyllic suburbs such as Löwen or Nivelles, a chalet in the seclusion of the picturesque Ardennes, West Flanders and a cosy vacation rental on Belgium's North Sea coast. While beach holidaymakers settle down to relax in seaside resorts such as De Haan, Middelkerke and Ostend, hikers and nature lovers are attracted to communities such as Durbuy, Boullion and Malmedy in the tranquil east and southeast of the country.
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Are you interested in history and love to immerse yourself in the culture of other countries? Then you should bring a lot of time with you on your holiday in Belgium, especially as the country is full of highlights such as the merchant quarter in Bruges, the Royal Palace in Brussels, the worth seeing fortress of Huy and Jehay Castle. The cultural offer is complemented by a multitude of theatres and museums such as the Vincent van Gogh House near Mons, the War Museum in Bastogne and the Abbey of Orval near Florenville. Also very popular with tourists is the city of Antwerp, with many historical sights, its harbour and many hip restaurants and cafes.Culinary voyage of discovery
When we think of Belgium, we think of various culinary delicacies that reflect the soul of their respective home region. Accordingly, the offer ranges from potato "stoemp", a kind of mashed potato with bratwurst, to traditional dishes such as gratinated chicory wrapped in ham (Chicon Au Gratin) and fresh shrimps. But nothing is as typical for Belgium as French fries. You should therefore try the "Moules-frites", mussels cooked in white wine broth with a large portion of crispy fries. A classic Belgian waffle or a visit to a chocolate shop is suitable as dessert.
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Among the hundreds of thousands of events of all kinds that take place in Belgium every year, a few that are well known far beyond the borders of the country stand out. These include the Formula 1 Gran Prix in Spa, the Graspop Metal Festival in Dessel and the open-air music festival Tomorrowland, which attracts almost 200,000 techno and electro music fans from all over the world to Belgium every year. The Christmas market in Brussels in December is no less well attended.
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Have you always wanted to know what the place looks like where great European politics are made? Then why not take part in a guided tour of the European Parliament in Brussels, during which you will explore the plenary hall and discover the past in the House of European History.2. Cycling through the Ardennes
Even before football, cycling is considered the number one popular sport in Belgium. So it is no wonder that cycling enthusiasts all over Belgium, but especially in the wooded hills of the Ardennes, feel particularly at home. Follow in the footsteps of great racers like Eddy Merckx and conquer challenging cobblestone passages, crisp climbs and legendary cycling monuments like the "Wall of Huy".3. Discover Belgium's beers
Belgium is a paradise for beer drinkers. If you also like to indulge in a glass or two of barley juice, you should immerse yourself in the history of beer and brewing in Brussels during a four-hour tasting tour. But be careful, because in Belgium's capital alone there are more kinds of beer than you should try in one day.4. On the trail of Napoleon
Waterloo in the north of Wallonia is a true Mecca for history lovers, as Napoleon Bonaparte, probably the most famous general of all times, suffered his greatest defeat near the city. It is worthwhile to visit the site, especially around the anniversary of the battle, when several historical actors open a window into the past at the original location.5. Sweet sins from the chocolate factory
Belgium is not only known for its comics and French fries, but also for its excellent chocolate specialities, which make even the biggest ascetic weak. So what better way to remember a holiday in Belgium than a box of tenderly melting pralines from top praliniers, which are also known for unusual combinations with basil or spice fillings.