Wheelchair accessible Belgium offers a wide array of sights and activities for everyone. People like to visit this country for its quaint medieval town cores, which are listed as Unesco sites most of the time. In these historic towns, they serve some of the planet’s finest beers in little dark brown cafés. But there is so much more to explore, from nature and castles in the south of the country to the sandy beaches of the North Sea. If you are into museums then Belgium can be a real treat for you as well! Discover some of the Flemish Primitives paintings of the famous Rubens, or go see the recently restored ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by the brothers of Van Eyck.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BELGIUM
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What to see
Belgium is a country with a rich history, and you can still see that in the cities of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, and Brussels. Lots of things are typical for Belgium. For example, the beautiful and historic water canals in Bruges are a real treat. People often call it the ‘Venice of the North’. The city is especially popular during the holidays in December. Antwerp is known for its high-class designers such as Dries van Noten and its diamond trade. Ghent is a beautiful medieval yet contemporary, green-conscious city. And last but not least, the capital of Europe: Brussels. It is the political center of Europe, and therefore, has lots of government structures and international residents. Brussels is also the royal heart of the country and has many impressive buildings.
If you think of Belgium, there should be three spontaneous associations: lots and lots of delicious chocolate, Trappist beer, and fries. It is embedded so deep into the Belgian’s culture, they even have different museums dedicated to these foods. But the love for food does not end there, you also have mussels and chips, Luikse waffles, Brussels sprouts, Ghents ‘waterzooi’ and candy ‘noses’. Just visit Belgium for yourself and explore all these different dishes and specialties.
Other things that originated from Belgium are the cartoons of The Smurfs and Tintin. The Belgians also love their weird and crazy carnivals in February just like Italy and Spain. In Belgium, you pay with the euro, and things tend to be a bit more expensive than in southern European countries. As a result, the quality of produce and products is very high.