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EUROPE : BELGIUM

Belgium is home to Medieval cities, quaint villages, inspiring old architecture, NATO and European Union headquarters, and some of the best chocolate in the world. Visit this multicultural city by booking your travel package to Belgium with Direct Flights today.

Belgium

One of the Benelux countries of north-western Europe, Belgium is at a crossroads, straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe. Surrounded by France, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium's Flemish population speaks Dutch and its Walloon population speaks French, but in many areas, including its capital city Brussels, the boundaries overlap and both languages are spoken.
       
Belgium is home to medieval cities, quaint villages, inspiring old architecture, NATO and European Union headquarters, and some of the best chocolate in the world. Its fine cuisine rivals that of its French neighbour, and it’s more than 350 different beers are the envy of German brewers. In short, this country is Europe in a nutshell: multilingual, multicultural and cosmopolitan, yet charming and rich with history.
       
The great meeting place of Western Europe, trade and cultural exchange have always been Belgium's lifeblood. Even today, Austrian, Spanish, French and Dutch influences are reflected in its architecture and in the lifestyles of its people. Northern Belgium's Flanders, criss-crossed by canals, is home to Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent, all cities famous for the art their citizens created. The southern Wallonia region features numerous castles, the forested hills of the Ardennes - the scene of the Battle of the Bulge - and the cities of Liege, Namur and Tournai.
       
Belgium is a fascinating country and one that you don't want to miss. Direct Flights specialises in discount travel booking, including cheap holidays to Belgium. Flights to Belgium arrive from around the world, and Direct Flights can book you into one at the best rate available.
       
Cosmopolitan Brussels is the sophisticated, vibrant crossroads of Europe and a cultural and linguistic melting pot. Its picturesque Medieval streets, lively squares, broad boulevards, cosy cafes, and art nouveau and art deco buildings perfectly complement its Gothic cathedrals and churches as well as the Palais des Nations and the Royal Palace. A true international city that's nicknamed the "Capital of Europe," Brussels also hosts an active cultural life, with more than 80 museums, memorable monuments to history and myriad restaurants.
       
Bruges, a stunning Flemish city filled with Medieval art and architecture, quiet canals, cobbled streets and picturesque market squares, reflects Belgium's proud past. Antwerp has long been an important trading port and the centre of the world's diamond industry: more than 70% of the world's diamonds are cut, polished and traded there, and the city is home to the Diamond Museum. However, Antwerp is more than beautiful gems: its rich merchants custom-made world-renowned tapestries, paintings and sculptures can be viewed in the city's churches and museums. Two masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, a native son of Antwerp, are located in the Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, and Antwerp's open-air Museum of Modern Sculpture exhibits works by major sculptors, including Rodin.
       
Ghent's historic centre, including many fine medieval churches and the imposing castle of the Counts of Flanders, is wonderfully intact. Its Belfry and Cloth Hall are monuments to the great era of Flemish cloth working, and within its magnificent Cathedral of Saint Bavo resides the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the greatest works of art ever created. Tournai, another Belgian city notable for Medieval arts, and feisty Liege, with shopping, discotheques and restaurants extraordinaire, are also worthy of visits durng your discount travel to Belgium. So whether your discount travel to Belgium will begin in Australia, the UK or somewhere else, use Direct Flights to make your arrangements, including bookings for discount accommodation in Belgium.
       
Direct Flights specialises in booking cheap flights to Belgium and low-cost Belgium travel packages. You know you want to go there, so why wait any longer? Direct Flights will save you money, and booking through us is fast and easy too!
       
      

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