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Renting a car for 2 weeks to explore Belgium, what do you recommend as places to see?

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    There are a number of Belgian cities that you definitely need to see:
    Brussels (with the Grand Place which is the nicest square in Europe!)
    Brugge (also called the Venice of the North because of its beautiful canals)

    Also, we have a beautiful small city called Durbuy in the Ardennes, which is a great place to go for beautiful walks in the middle of nature.

    If you like beer, Belgium is known worldwide for its hundreds of beers. I would suggest you follow the link below to learn more about it:

    Also, Belgium is THE country of chocolate. Our most famous chocolate maker is Pierre Marcolini. You can see his web site at the following link:
    Go to the Sablon shop location, the most prestigious one where you will taste these great chocolate creations. about 6 years ago

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    Yeah Brugge is a beautiful city, worth a visit. almost 6 years ago

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    And don't forget Mechelen, a city on the rise with amazing history! over 5 years ago

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    Surely, Brussels besides the square ther are some nice museums. Brugge and Gent are well worth a visit. Also the city centre of Liege is nice. Hasselt is a nice city for shopping and not as expensive as Brussels or Antwerp.
    There are numerous nice small villages all over the country. over 5 years ago

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    Agree Bruges is pretty n a lovely 16th century town lost n rediscovered. Die Swanee is a lovely place to stay. Near here 45 min drive is Maastricht in Neatherland. It's nice.
    Brussels centrum area the grand palace area is old n nice. Day trip to Antwerpen is nice. Enjoy! over 5 years ago

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    Take some time in Bruges, rent a bicycle (easy, flat riding), take an iPad and get a prepaid sim card from Base, then get lost (and never be lost at all due to the iPad's mapping).

    Wander through Bruges and find the middle of the 5 windmills. Across the street is a little cafe called (i think) Der Moller, have lunch, then ride along the canals to the tiny town of Damme for coffee. There is a nice working windmill at Damme which does not charge for a visit.

    Go past Damme on the bike trails toward Sluis, NL. Be sure to take time to wheel yourself across the canal on the free bike/pedestrian ferry (we went several times for no reason at all).

    We haven't found that one "knock out" restaurant in Bruges to go to dinner after a fun day (yet)...guess we'll go back for a third time to keep looking! over 5 years ago

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    If you are driving, Dinant and Namur are worth a stop as well. Wander around the Citadel in Namur and ride up the incline to the fort/citadel above Dinant. over 5 years ago

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    Brugge..no question. over 5 years ago

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    Depending on when you're going, there are wonderfull festivals all around belgium all summer. Currently in Gent there is a big free open air festival. Gent is a must visit anyway, don't miss Gent by night, some amazing postcard pictures! over 5 years ago

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