Discover one of Europe’s most diverse countries by rail. Known for its variety of beers, taste a different beer in every Belgian city - with your Interrail Pass. Seize the opportunity to visit the cosmopolitan capital of Brussels and other vibrant cities like Bruges and Antwerp. In Belgium, where the train stops in every city, new adventures are right around the corner.
Interrail Passes for Belgium
Interrail Benelux Pass
The Interrail Benelux Pass is the best way to explore Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Visit cities like Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Rotterdam and Bruges by train.
Interrail Global Pass
The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 33 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Pass benefits in Belgium
Places to visit
For those in need of outdoor activity, the Ardennes is a place that has everything you need to ignite your adrenaline reserves. Get hiking or biking around the Ardennes woods, or kayak, white-water raft or fish within the fast-flowing rivers that have carved this area. Journey around this flora- and fauna-rich corner of Belgium and stop off at some of the pretty little villages along the way, including La Roche-en-Ardenne. The town of Dinant is also a good base from which to enjoy fun outdoor pursuits, such as abseiling, paintballing and climbing.
Brussels: The EU’s centre
As the nucleus of the European Union and home to the NATO headquarters, you would be right to expect Brussels (Bruxelles, Brussel) to have a multi-cultured and vibrant air. The central hangout and meet-up spot of the city is the Grand Place square. At one of the relaxed café terraces you can enjoy fine flavours by day or night. Or why not soaking up the astounding architecture of the eighteenth-century guild houses and the impressive spired town hall? Brussels has plenty on offer to keep you busy for a few days.
Fall head over heels with Bruges and Ghent
One of Belgium’s most-loved places is Bruges (Brugge), often referred to as the 'Venice of the North'. The small city has legions of fans thanks to its immaculate Medieval complexion and quaint charms. Revere in the city’s romantic canals and authentic architecture. Close by is another little stunner – the city of Ghent (Gent). Spend some time at the part-moated Gravensteen castle, built during the Middle Ages. But Ghent is best enjoyed by aimlessly wandering along its endless cobbled streets or blissfully breezing through the canals by boat.
Visit Belgium’s second-largest city, Antwerp. It’s become increasingly popular for its effortlessly cool and hip vibe. As well as being a draw for fashionistas seeking out the latest designs, it also pulls in party revellers ready to rock on until the sun shows its head. Begin the evening’s assault stumbling upon authentic drinking holes and tasting Belgian’s beer selection – a good choice is Pater’s Vaetje pub. Once well-watered head to the regenerated docklands for partying into the early hours at one of the popular clubs.
Belgium has 65 kilometres of well-groomed coastline to brag about. Located in West Flanders are the white sands of Ostend (Oostende) – unsurprisingly a tourist hotspot during the summer months. The most popular beach is Grootstrand, where you’ll find a multitude of Belgian and Dutch tourists lazing beneath the sun. The city also has quite a lot going on at night, so once you’ve worn yourself out at the beach, enjoy some chilled beers at a cosy Belgian pub and enjoy!
23 February - 25 February, 2020
This celebration before the Lent is all about colourful costumes, rich folklore, food, music, parades and performances. The most popular and famous event is held in Binche. You haven’t seen anything until you set eyes on the wax-masked Gilles clowns throwing oranges at passersby.
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