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Why Visit Belgium
There’s just something about Belgium. Maybe it’s the friendly & welcoming people who with three official languages still find it easy to converse in English, the 4th unofficial language. Maybe it’s the stunning architecture decorating the quaint cobblestone squares. Or perhaps it’s the incredible cuisine found in the vast array of restaurants where each meal seems better than the last. Energetic and carefree, the overall mood in Belgium is infectious, summoning in all of us to live as Belgians and enjoy life to the fullest.

Often called the Essence of Europe, Belgium is both multicultural and multilingual. Flanders in the north, a flatland criss-crossed by canals, is proud of its medieval art cities, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. To the south in Wallonia, you will find the rolling hills of the Ardennes, countless castles, and the cities of Liege, Namur, and Tournai. The city of Brussels is one of the world's great cosmopolitan capitals, home to both the European Union and NATO, as well as a wealth of international trade and finance companies.

The area in the North, called Low Belgium, is very flat with sandy beaches, polders and small hills rising to about 197 feet. The area in the centre known as middle Belgium has some rolling hills and rover valleys, while the area in the French Speaking South referred to as High Belgium rises to 2277 feet above sea level at the Signal de Botrange in the wild Hautes Fagnes region.

Special Interest:
Brussels - Discover Brussels through themed experiences such as gourmet, art, night life and more.

Flanders - The northern part of Belgium is known as Flanders, the inhabitants are called Flemings and speak Dutch. All Flemish towns are brimming with quaint medieval squares, tree-lined canals, gorgeous architectural facades, world class museums and friendly outdoor cafes perfect for sipping on the local brews.

Wallonia - Wallonia is abundant in abbeys, citadels, parks and gardens, chateaus, and culture. The historic towns of Wallonia bubble over with pretty squares, interesting battlefields, outdoor markets, museums and restaurants serving regional specialties such as country ham and Trappist beer brewed locally.

Belgium for Chocolate Lovers - Belgian chocolate has been the food of champions, a lure for lovers, the indulgence of the rich and later, the favorite of the masses.

Belgium for Beer Lovers - There are almost as many beer styles as there are breweries in the small kingdom of Belgium. The choices are endless when you consider raspberry beer, white beer, chocolate beer, geuze beer, cherry beer, brown beer Trappist beer and of course the beer that Belgium is most famous for - the lambic beer.

Castles & Gardens - There are more castles per square mile in Belgium than anywhere else in the world. Beautiful castles to experience, formal gardens to get lost in, peaceful abbeys and historic battlefields are awaiting your visit. We would like to suggest a few special sites for your historic journey through French speaking Wallonia and Brussels.

Getting Around in Belgium:

By Land:
Belgium Motorhome Rental
We can help you with your Motorhome or Campervan hire, Abimo Motorhomes has a depot in Knokke (on the coast), Westkappelle 105kms from Brussels, 10 minutes from Zeebrugge and 30 minutes from Ostend

Belgium Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Belgium suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

Belgium Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Belgium Eurail Passes rates here.

By Water:
River Cruising in Belgium
Belgium's waterways offer the great advantage that the pleasure of enjoying a boat trip can be combined with sightseeing great historic cities, as well as exploring the rustic countryside. Go Barging European Waterways cruises in Flanders.

Canal Boat Rental in Belgium
Enjoy your relaxing floating holiday cruising through Belgium's waterways with France Passion Plaisance with bases in Dinant & Eeklo and Le Boat Canalboat Hire with base in Nieuwpoort.

Belgium Climate:
In the coastal region, the climate is mild and humid. There are marked temperature changes farther inland. In the high southeasterly districts, hot summers alternate with very cold winters. Except in the highlands, rainfall is seldom heavy. The average annual temperature is 8° C (46° F ); in Brussels, the mean temperature is 10° C (50° F ), ranging from 3° C (37° F ) in January to 18° C (64° F ) in July. Average annual rainfall is between 70 and 100 cm (28 to 40 in).

Belgian Cuisine:
Belgium is well known in the world over for its cuisine. Many highly ranked Belgian restaurants can be found in the most influential gastronomic guides, such as the Michelin Guide. Belgians love waffles and french fries. Contrary to their name, french fries also originated in Belgium. The name "french fries" actually refers to the description of the manner in which the potato is cut. To "french" means to cut into slivers. The national dishes are "steak and fries with salad", and "mussels with fries".

Brands of Belgian chocolate and pralines, like Callebaut, Côte d'Or, Neuhaus, Leonidas, Guylian and Godiva, are world renowned and widely sold.

Belgium produces over 500 varieties of beer. The Trappist beer of the Abbey of Westvleteren has consistently been rated the world's best beer. The biggest brewer in the world by volume is Anheuser-Busch InBev, based in Belgium.

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