Places

The Canals and Belfry of Bruges

Bruges began on the banks of the Reie river, and as it grew, a network of waterways linked it to the Zwin canal and the North Sea. The rivers are now glorious reminders of Bruges’ heritage, and cruising or walking through them is one of the most famous activities to do in Belgium.

The Battlefields of Flanders

The location of Belgium on the front lines of World War I, especially the Battlefields of Flanders in Ypres, is a major draw for many tourists. The battlefields are not only historically important, but they are now a major pilgrimage site.

Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent

This splendid cathedral, with its high Gothic temple and Romanesque crypt, represents the best in Belgian religious architecture and is the most spectacular tourist attraction in Ghent.

Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges

If you just visit one church in Bruges, it should be this one. The Basilica of the Holy Blood is notable not only for its architectural fusion of Romanesque and late Gothic styles, but also for the religious relic housed inside.