If for your next vacation the other day we proposed a destination like Canada, where among many other things, you can enjoy the Kluane National Park, today we want to propose a much closer and equally attractive destination. We are referring to Belgium , a country that has many attractions: its exquisite chocolates, its many varieties of beer, its beautiful canals, its historic and beautiful cities …
There are many reasons to visit Belgium, but today we want to focus on one of them: its spectacular villages . Do you want to know which are the most beautiful in this European country? Well, do not miss anything that we tell you below!
We are going to start our tour of the most beautiful villages in Belgium in Dinant, located in the Wallonia region. Although in reality it is a small city, the truth is that this place retains an appearance of a town. Located on the banks of the Meuse and nestled between small rocky massifs, this town is considered the “cradle of the saxophone”. Among many other things, Dinant stands out for its imposing citadel, which crowns this Belgian jewel. Of course, what is most surprising is its spectacular location.
The next town we want to talk to you about is Damme, a town that in addition to having a beautiful old town and an important artistic heritage , has the picturesque Damse Vaart canal. Another attraction of this place is that it is very close to Bruges, a city that is a must on a trip to Belgium. In addition, we must not forget that it is a town surrounded by nature, so you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, where there is no shortage of meadows full of mills.
The town of Durbuy could not be missing from this list, a place where medieval alleys and old stone buildings have maintained the charm of its origins, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. In addition to having an 11th century castle that has undergone important modifications since then, Durbuy has a spectacular garden with creations by Albert Navez. It is the Topiaria Park, located on the banks of the Ourhhe. In addition, we have to talk about its Microbrewery , where you will discover how beer was made in the past. If you have a sweet tooth, you will also love its artisan jam factory.
The next town on the list is Namur, capital of the Wallonia region. Without a doubt, one of its great attractions lies in its location, since it is located at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. In addition, its Citadel , from the 11th century, stands out; its Cathedral, which, although construction began in 1751, took about two decades to complete; the Church of Saint-Loup, which was built between 1621 and 1624; and the Provincial Museum of Ancient Art, where you will see works belonging to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
On the coast of Flemish Belgium we find Kokke Heist, a beautiful town bathed by the North Sea. Its beaches do not invite you to swim (in fact, it is forbidden to do it in several sections), but the landscape is really beautiful, so do not hesitate to walk along the beach. In addition, here is one of the most important nature reserves on the continent: the Zwin Nature Reserve.
Finally, we want to talk about Bouillon, a town very close to the French border that has beautiful views of the Semois River Valley. Of this town, its 8th century Castle stands out, which clearly dominates the city, as well as the Archéoscope, a museum located in a 17th century convent where you can relive the history of the Crusades through the most innovative audiovisual techniques.
So that you are very clear about the distance between these towns, below you can see a Google Maps map showing the location of all of them.