Belgium is one of our favorite destinations in Europe. Take a gander at these 38 pictures of Belgium to see why—and ignite your wanderlust in the process! 

One of the things we love about our small community in Costa Rica is the vibrant and diverse population who lives here. While most of us expats are from the U.S. and Canada, we’re also grateful to know folks from Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina… the list goes on and on! We even have a Belgian beer bar in town, one of our favorite spots to sip Delirium on draft while small talking with the Belgian owners. Which, perhaps unsurprisingly, always leads to us chatting about our love affair with Belgium. The food, the architecture, the people, the design, the food again… 

Despite how much fun we had traveling in Belgium, we never talked about it all that much on the blog. We shared our guide to 24 Hours in Brussels and provided a peek at our romantic getaway in Bruges. But we certainly didn’t give credit to the incredible sights and tastes we discovered. So since we were reminiscing, we figured it was only fair that we let you all in on it.

Dan had a blast photographing Belgium—we hope these pictures of Belgium ignite as much wanderlust for you as they do for us!

38 Pictures of Belgium To Ignite Your Wanderlust Today


The iconic Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Expo, the unique cell-like building was never supposed to remain standing into the 21st century. Today it is a must-see while in Brussels, not only for the unique architecture, but also for the stunning views from the top!

The view from the top of Atomium in Brussels Belgium
Pictures of Belgium from the top of Atomium in Brussels
View Of Brussels Belgium - Pictures of Belgium from the top of Atomium

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels. The elegant shopping arcade was one of the first built in Europe. Visit for the architecture, upscale boutiques, and to stop at Chocolatier Mary—the first female-owned chocolate shop in Belgium!

Royales Saint Hubert. Brussels Belgium

Amble down the Museum Quarter in Brussels to soak in the relaxing garden views or easily hop into any of Brussels’ world-class museums.

Gardens in Brussels Belgium

The cheeky Mannekin Piss! The statue is said to symbolize the rebellious nature of the city. It’s a touristy attraction, but we bet you can’t help but smile when you see it!

Manneken Pis Belgium

The Grand Place Square is considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. Visit at twilight to watch the plaza glitter in all its glory.

Grand Place Brussels Belgium
Grand Place Buildings Brussels Belgium

Rue des Bouchers is known for its back-to-back seafood restaurants and lively atmosphere. Take a seat outside at any of the bistros for prime people-watching.

Belgium invented waffles, so you better not miss the opportunity to taste test one while you’re here.

Belgian Waffle

Pair your waffle with a side of decadent ice cream, just because.

Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream

Belgium is a beer lover’s delight. Grab a few new bottles to savor in your hotel room or for souvenirs to take back home. Always a guaranteed hit! For more of what to do while in Brussels, don’t miss our 24-hour guide to the city.

Belgium Beers


No visit to Bruges is complete without a scenic boat ride down its idyllic canals. It’s hardly any wonder Antwerp has been compared to Venice.

Bruges Canal Tour Belgium

The juxtaposition of old and new is easily appreciated while floating down Bruges’ canals.

Bruges Belgium Canals

After your canal ride, enjoy lunch at any of the charming restaurants in the Bruges historic center.

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Boat Tour Bruges Belgium
Bruges Belgium
Architecture in Bruges Belgium
Bike Ride Bruges Belgium

Taking a bike ride outside Bruges to the small village of Damme to enjoy the verdant countryside and canal views. Damme is as lovely as could be, yet feels far less touristy than Bruges.

Bike Ride In Belgium
Wooded Landscape Belgium
Nature In Belgium
Walking in Belgium
River Outside Bruges Belgium

The view of Bruges from above!

Bruges Skyline
Rooftops in Belgium

For more on where to stay and what to do in Bruges, don’t miss our guide: Romance and Relaxation in Bruges, Belgium.

Sheep In Belgium
Bruges Canal And Buildings
Belgium Canal And Architecture


The Grote Markt, Antwerp’s beautiful historic old town square.

Buildings In Bruges Belgium

Grab a coffee at any of the cafes in the historic center and admire the ornate architecture.

Square in Bruges Belgium
Bruges City Hall

Antwerp’s gorgeous central train station. Chances are you’ll arrive to the city via this station—take a moment to admire the architecture both inside and outside of the building.

Antwerp Train Station

The best waffles in Antwerp! Don’t miss Broodjes Wafels.

Architecture Belgium
Antwerp Cathedral
Antwerp Belgium
Cathedral In Antwerp Belgium

Have you been to Belgium? Do these photos make you want to hop on a plane and go?

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38 Pictures Of Belgium