Backpacking in Belgium

Belgium is packed with history and has been a battleground for hundreds of years. Belgium is a great place for history and world famous for it’s beer.

Travel Belgium – Quick Facts

Local Language: Belgium is divided into two sections – The Flemish section, which speaks Dutch, and the Waloon section which speaks French. Many people speak English however, and some German.

Visa Requirements: Canadians are allowed in Belgium for 90 days without a visa.

Costs: Belgium is just as expensive as other Western European countries. You’ll want to budget at least $75-$100 per day.
My Travels in Belgium

Belgium is a small but interesting country. Much of the First World War was fought here, and if you take the time to explore the smaller towns you’ll quickly find war cemeteries and memorials all over the place.

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and also the capital of the European Union. As a result you’ll notice a lot of foreigners there which all contribute to make Brussels a very cosmopolitan city.

Belgium is also very well known for their beer. Brands to look out for are Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Leffe. Many times when you go to a pub they’ll have hundreds of different beers ranging in alcohol content, price, and presentation. It all makes for a great night life.
Eurail Passes cover Belgium

Hotels and Hostels in Belgium

Belgium has a lot of accommodation and you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a hostel or hotel. Even so though, summer is always busy and you may want to make reservations in advance. You can also book motels in Belgium and other Hotels in Belgium

Flights to Belgium

Brussels is such a politically important city that there are many flights in and out of the Brussels airport. It’s located a little ways outside of the city but is well connected by train to many other Belgian cities. Cheap flights to Brussels, Belgium