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Belgium is a tiny country that is full of history, art, food and architecture, packed neatly into its beautiful and picturesque countryside and bustling cities. Beer lovers and chocolate addicts together can rejoice is this quiet country that gives its visitors with a well-preserved look into the past.
 
Some places of note, replete with history, include Flanders Fields, where the famous WWII poem was penned; Menin Gate, within the town of Ypres, it is a memorial to the 55,000 British and Commonwealth troops that were lost in those same Flanders trenches; and Scherpenheuval, Belgium's answer to France's Lourdes, is the site to which pilgrims flock from all over the country to pay homage to a tiny statue of the Virgin Mary.

Vacation Destinations in Belgium

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    Brussels Vacations

    Beautiful classical-style buildings surround Brussel's Place Royale, including Belgium's Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts. Nearby are the Palais des Congrès and the Bibliothèque Royale Albert I, the Albertine.

Things to know about Belgium Vacations

Capital: Brussels
Currency: Euro
Electricity: 220 V
Time Zone: GMT +1 hr
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Land size: 30,528 km2
Language: Dutch, French and German 
Population: 10,000,000 approx
Religion: 47% Roman Catholic, 3.5% Islam
 
Driver's License: International license is not required. Must be at least 23 years of age to rent a car. 
 
Entry Requirements: Canadians require a valid passport. A visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.

Belgium Vacation Tips

Belgium has miles of bicycle paths along romantic canals winding between quaint towns, charming castles, outdoor cafés and incredible restaurants. Tour Operators in Belgium offer guided bicycle tours with themes such as Art Nouveau, Cafes and Comics, and Brussels by Night.

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