Belgium – België

Visit the region of Flanders, on the border between France and Belgium, and cruise to towns and cities such as Bruges, Antwerp, Mons and Lille. There is plenty to see and do in this region – historical sites, such as the Flanders Fields of the First World War, museums (many famous artists such as Rubens and Brueghel were Flemish) and for those looking for good food and drink, try Belgian beer and chocolate!

Departure base: Eeklo

Map of Belgium

Tourist attractions

• Courtrai: its belfry with its 48 bells, the Broel towers, its churches Saint-Martin and Notre-Dame
• The old Lys : a magnificient canal between Denize and Gand : stunning houses with flower gardens, must try restaurants, charming moorings in St Martens Latem and Astene
• Tournai: belfry, its cathedral, its great square
• Veurne: historic city
• 680 different types of beer, seafood, French fries Belgian waffles, pralines
and chocolate
• Bruges: the Begijnhof and Minnewater, Bruges, its arts, its canals, Notre-Dame, the belfry, St Saviour’s Cathedral, the Burg and the town hall, shops, chocolate,
chocolate museum
• Gand, former town where cloth was made: its cloth hall, its belfry (UNESCO’s world heritage ), its S.M.A.K. (modern art museum), its castle