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"Best places to visit in Belgium apart from Bruges" Belgium Things to Do Tip by petwouters

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For those of you who are thinking of visiting Bruges - may I suggest you do visit this place (great little place and super easy to get around) but that you extend your holiday in Belgium to visit another few places?

From Bruges (or Brugge in Dutch), you can easily visit some other places that are really worthwhile: Damme is very, very beautiful for instance.

Other places: all the seaside villages and cities - De Panne, Oostende, Knokke,... they all have their own special atmosphere.

Visit the huge dune park called 'Zwin' for lots of walks and wildlife spotting. Beautiful! All these places are within about 30-40 minutes drive from Bruges.

Staying longer in Belgium/Flanders? Have a think about travelling from Bruges to Gent and visit that city too, then continue on to Antwerp. Antwerp is often forgotten on international tourists' itineraries and that's a real shame because it really is a beautiful city (that's what every single guest I've ever taken around Antwerp has told me, and there have been a fair few!)

From Antwerp, catch the train to Brussels to visit that city, and from there, you can extend to for instance Leuven (only 20 mins. by train) - a tiny city, it is the main university town of Belgium. Over 26000 students live here during the academic year, so you can imagine that in holiday times, the city is pretty quiet. It's an absolute stunner though and cannot be missed on your itinerary.

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  • Written Jan 23, 2009
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