Compact Belgium is striking in its many contrasts, but they all merge perfectly well together. The historic arty cities are mainly in the flat, Dutch-speaking Flanders, and entice visitors with medieval towers and market squares, dotted amongst fascinating museums and galleries; while not forgetting the importance of Flanders Fields and the testaments to atrocities of World War I. The rural and hilly, French-speaking Wallonia area boasts spectacular caves, imposing castles and deep valleys, perfect for lovers of the outdoors.
Indulgent food features hugely in this stunning country, with delicious chocolates, waffles and moules frites, all perfectly accompanied by Belgium’s famous beer.
The charming, medieval city of Antwerp is Belgium’s second largest, and is a popular destination for both riverboats and ocean-going ships. For many visitors, it is the combination of art, fashion and of course the world-famous diamonds that entices them in. Indeed, over 80% of the planet’s rough diamonds pass through here in their lifetime! The renowned Diamond District is located near the popular ‘Green Card’ zoo, and provides many opportunities to purchase your own jewels.
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Cruises to Belgium
Departs: Amsterdam • Mon 06 Apr 2020
10 nights • Brabant • R2001
- Revel in the Netherlands’ springtime splendour on a rewarding 10-night break packing in the seasonal and cultural delights of charming towns and cities, beautiful waterways and countryside scenes.
- You can delve into the ‘Golden Age’ heritage of Hoorn and Enkuizen; learn of life in bygone eras at a fantastic Open Air Museum in Arnhem; see Kinderdijk’s iconic windmills; and tour to the Maxfeldt Historical Gardens from Kampen.
- Rotterdam adds futuristic twist, while there’s a visit to Antwerp for chocolates and diamonds too, all before a call at Amsterdam affords a chance to see the vibrant tulips of the Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom.