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Things to do in Belgium

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Belgium. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Belgium attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Belgium to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Belgium.

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  • Adelin

    The antique-jewelry shop is just down the street from Dries Van Noten's fashion flagship. More
  • Antiquing in Brussels

    To go antiquing in Brussels is to bask in civility and ease. Stay hard by the Gothic, gilded Grand Place - a square called on of the most beautiful... More
  • Antwerp Diamond Jewellers Association

    The association vets dealers and has strict membership criteria—to be eligible, you have to have been in the market for at least 10 years. More
  • Baby Beluga

    A fuchsia-and-black jewel box filled with froth dresses and accessories. More
  • Backroads

    Active travel (cycling; walking; sea kayaking; rock climbing) paired with unexpected cultural experiences (storytelling in Ireland; a game of boule... More
  • Belle Époque Mansions

    The houses in Zurenborg - along Cogels-Osylei, Transvaalstraat, and Waterloostraat - are unique in Europe; more than 150 are designated landmarks. ... More
  • Bethel Boutique

  • Biscuiterie Dandoy

    Treat yourself to a package of speculoos (traditional Belgian spice cookies) to snack on as you descend back toward the Grand Place. More
  • Café Vlissinghe

  • Cantillon Brewery

    One of the few active breweries remaining in Brussels is the family-run Cantillon Brewery, built in 1900 in an old warehouse and famous for its aci... More
  • Congo Gallery

    These dealers in African art and relics as well as the adjacent Congo Basin Art History Research Center can be found on a charming lane off the Pla... More
  • Costermans

    Established in 1839, this antiques store is one of the few still holding on to its spot on the Place du Grand Sablon. Its salons are filled with 18... More
  • Design Museum Gent

    A building in two parts: the old wing, an 18th-century mansion that showcases re-creations of domestic life in that era; and next door, a modern ex... More
  • Desmet

    At the Desmet antiques gallery, nearly everything is of majestic scale and almost nothing is Belgian. Sarcophagus-like stone tubs come from France,... More
  • Diamond House

    Diamond House sits the heart of Antwerp's jewelry district. More

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