Bruges sprang on the shores of the Reie river, and a range of waterways joined it to the Zwin canal and the North Sea as it unfolded. Currently, the waterways are majestic memories of the history of Bruges and one of the most well-known activities to do in Belgium is to cruise or walk along with them.
Flanders Field Belgium
For many visitors, the main reason for a trip is the location of Belgium on the front line of World War I and, in particular, the Battlefields of Flanders throughout Ypres. Not only historically significant, but the battlefields are also a major site of pilgrimage.
Saint Bavo Cathedral
With its immense Gothic temple and Romanesque crypt, this magnanimous cathedral displays the best of Belgium’s spiritual architecture and is the most majestic tourist attraction in Ghent.
Basilica of the Holy Blood
If you’ve limited time and can tour only one church in Bruges makes it this one. The Basilica of the Holy Blood is not only majestic for its blending of Romanesque and late Gothic architecture but also for the holy remnants kept inside.