Belgium & The Netherlands — Introduction
The neighbouring lowland countries of Belgium and The Netherlands share more than just a common language. They have classic cities and share many cultural similarities – just one of which is a relaxed approach to life, making for a tranquil stay.
The Netherlands is well-known for its flat but intriguing landscape which has over 1,000 windmills and field upon field of colourful tulips. However its cities rival any in the world and none more so than Amsterdam.
The capital is a city of stunning 17th century canals, bridges, bikes and rich culture with unmissible museums such as the Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum, housing Rembrandt’s famed painting, The Night Watch.
No trip to Belgium is complete without trying their delicious chocolates or one of over 500 different beers made in the country.
The capital city of Brussels has at its heart the centuries-old Grand Place, an historic town square, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage site hosts Brussels’ impressive Hotel de Ville, cafes, festivals, museums and shops.