A haven for beer lovers and chocoholics, Belgium boast Medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and an array of fantastic cities in addition to its indulgent dining scene. Picture-perfect Bruges has a romantic feel with charming canals, cobbled lanes and horse-drawn carriages, whereas in the bustling capital of Brussels, you’ll find magnificent museums, gourmet cuisine, the political headquarters of the EU and the beautiful Grand Palace square.

Top Recommendations

  • Explore the sites and landmarks of Brussels
  • Spend a few days in beautiful Bruges
  • Sample the 1000s of beers on offer and sober up with some waffles, chocolate or frites
  • Remember those who lost their lives during World War I at Flanders Feild
  • Visit the museum in Ypres to learn about the harsh reality of life in the trenches

When to Visit

For the chance of the best weather plan a trip during the late spring and summer months of June to August. However, you will still likely experience rain with an average of 10 days with rain pretty much all year round. So be sure to pack a variety of all-weather gear. Take a trip during late November and December for Christmas Markets and a festive touch to brighten the winter blues. While spring sees fewer crowds and landscapers coming to life in bloom.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Brussels.