Cities of Art
For a small country, Belgium has a remarkable number of cities of art: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Bergen, Liege, Ghent, Charleroi … Each of these cities has a lot in store for you, and is a choice destination for a city trip.
Do you like the idea of coming face to face with the paintings of Rubens, Ensor or Van Eyck in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, or do you want to go straight to the Rubens House Museum? Alternatively, does a visit to the house of the Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, in Brussels, have greater appeal? Perhaps you prefer to simply stroll through the picturesque little streets of Bruges.
All cities of art in Belgium have sufficient diversity and quality 'in house', to provide you with an agreeable stay. What's more, this not only applies to museums and monuments. After a visit to the museum, the enjoyment of a delicious meal with a glass of wine or Belgian beer in one of the many restaurants, is a must. When in Antwerp, you can afterwards take a trip in a horse-drawn carriage through the old city centre. In Bruges, a boat trip along the Bruges canals will undoubtedly go down well. In the evening, you will then be ready for a dazzling cultural program or for a night out in the convivial surroundings of our pubs.
Families with children will find enough variety in between all these cultural activities, to make a party of it for them too. After all, there will always be an event somewhere, like a festival or a colourful brass band passing by.
Municipal websites offering tourist information :
Museums in Belgium
The cultural calendar provides a list of various current and future events: theatre performances, concerts (classical, pop, jazz and other), literary gatherings, events, dance performances…
Uit in Vlaanderen (nl) (Culture and going out Flanders and Brussels)
Agenda.be calendar (nl – fr)