The Best Things to do in Brussels Belgium. Brussels in the capital of Belgium and very close to it you find other cities that are really impressive. Therefore, if you have the option of adding a couple more days to your getaway to Brussels, I recommend that you visit some of these options that I will tell you about. In this article I tell you which are the best organized excursions to do in Brussels Belgium.
Visit Bruges and its canals
Bruges is one of the most charming cities in Belgium . It is one of the most popular excursions to do from Brussels. It is only about an hour’s drive away.
Bruges is known for its canals and is popularly called the Venice of the North. The whole city gives off a unique magic that makes you fall in love with this place. Strolling through its cobbled streets, navigating its canals and enjoying the good atmosphere is one of the best things to do in Bruges, but not the only ones.
If you want to visit Bruges on a day trip, there is a very complete full-day option. It lasts about 9-10 hours. And it includes transportation, a guide in Spanish and some local tips with a map, all for less than 30 euros:
Antwerp is a very interesting city, perfect to discover in one day or two days/one night. It is known and popular thanks to the famous Peter Paul Rubens. Being one of the essential places to know in the city his house museum. However, in Antwerp you will have many beautiful places to visit.
If you only have one day to visit the city, you can take an excursion from Brussels. It is an excursion of about 9 hours for less than 35 euros.
Another interesting Belgian city to visit is Ghent. Just as beautiful as the others, it has many interesting places to visit.
In the Middle Ages, the city became one of the most powerful in Europe and today you can still see remnants of that time reflected in the city in its buildings, squares…
Ghent is a city that can be visited in a day. So it is the perfect excursion to continue staying in Brussels and take the opportunity to visit it during the day. The organized excursion lasts from 9 to 10 hours and costs less than 30 euros.
Excursion to Luxembourg and Rochefort Abbey from Brussels
One of the excursions that I liked the most from Brussels was to Luxembourg. I had never visited Luxembourg and I liked it so much that months later I returned to see every corner of the city.
If you don’t know Luxembourg, this is the perfect opportunity.
Excursion to Amsterdam
The excursion to Amsterdam from Brussels or vice versa is quite common for those who want to combine two or more countries on their trip. If you are thinking of doing a road trip, it is a good alternative and link. And I tell you how to do it for free here. If, on the other hand, you are visiting Brussels and you have a day off, you can visit Amsterdam in one day and return to Brussels at night. You can do it on your own by renting a car, train.
Excursion to Mechelen and Leuven
This excursion to Mechelen and Lovania is an appointment that I have pending. And as much as I have returned to this area on several occasions, I never end up doing it. They are two beautiful cities that I have pending and I hope to meet them very soon. If you dare to visit them, please tell me about your experience.