By Andreas Top
Belgium is one of the favorite countries of tourists, students. Every year we recieve more then 1 billion tourist. I would love to tell you guys something more about the places you must see. We have a multiple culture, from the beers till the french fries,…
The spirit and history emits strongly in this lovely city of canals. Easy to traverse, Bruges is home to glorious architecture, particularly on the southern side of the city’s main hub, The Grote Market Square. If you are intrested in visiting musea, then you should go to the chocolate museum or the belfort.
Known for its diversity of sites and places of interest, Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and is likely where visitors will begin their sightseeing. As the headquarters of many European institutions, Brussels might also be considered something of a capital for the European Union. Most notably, the Grand Place is the city’s center and was established in the 13th century. Terrace cafes and pubs are plentiful around this central square, as are other sites of interest such as the stunning Gothic style Town Hall. Shopping is plentiful amid the Galeries St. Hubert, a centrally located glass-roof arcade filled with shops, cafes, and theaters.
Belgium’s best kept secret, Ghent is a city of history. The impact of this rich past can be clearly seen when viewing the imposing architecture of churches and the houses of rich traders. The whole of the city center is restored in this fashion, and still breathes the atmosphere of a thriving late-medieval city state. Ghent is also one of the bigest studentcities in our country, with more then 74,000 students.
Antwerp is a city with many faces. While it may not be as historically preserved as Bruges or Ghent, it is a very dynamic city, offering a perfect mix of history and present-day modern life. Lovers of great food, great beer, and good times, this city is most well-known for the Diamond District, where more than 70 percent of the world’s diamonds are traded.
Home to the oldest Catholic university in the world, Leuven is home about 100,000 residents with nearly 35,000 of them being students that keep the city lively when classes are in session. Two endless streets are laden with interesting shops and galleries, while the more historical section of the city boasts sites such as the The Belfry on St. Peter’s Church and the Grand Beguinage.