Belgium Holidays by Rail

T he Kingdom of Belgium may be small compared to some of its neighbours, but there’s a fantastic range of attractions on offer here. Capital Brussels displays the country’s bilingual culture and medieval prowess whilst some of the smaller towns like Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp in the Flanders region, have pretty, largely pedestrianised centres, threaded with canals. There’s a direct Eurostar service connecting Brussels with London and high-speed lines branching out from the capital to other great destinations in Continental Europe.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Belgium

Brussels
Dominican Hotel

The Dominican is a boutique design hotel occupying the site of a 15th century abbey just behind the Grand Place. The bedrooms and public areas blend modern and antique décor, reflecting the history of the building. There is an on-site bar and restaurant as well as Nespresso coffee maker and tea making facilities in each room.

Ypres
Novotel Ieper Centrum

The Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields is located in the centre of Ypres, close to the main square and the Menin Gate. The hotel is modern and comfortable with spacious bedrooms, a bar and restaurant and a fitness centre. There’s also an indoor play area for children.

Bruges
Grand Hotel Casselburgh

Just off the main market square you will find the serene Grand Hotel Casselburgh which effortlessly combines historic buildings with tasteful new additions. Rooms are stylishly decorated and feature air conditioning and WiFi amongst a host of creature comforts whilst the building’s arched basements have been converted into a spa and fitness centre. Back above ground, the hotel restaurant offers classic Belgian cuisine for both lunch and dinner.

Ghent
Marriott Ghent

Resting on the banks of the River Leie, the Marriott Hotel Ghent is the ideal base for exploring all of this beautiful city’s cultural, gastronomic and retail highlights. Rooms come with a king-size bed, WiFi and a mini fridge, and when you’re feeling more active, a fitness centre and bike hire service are available. The hotel also has an excellent on-site restaurant.

Antwerp
Hilton Antwerp Old Town

A short walk from the central train station and with views over the Groenplaats, or central square, this charming hotel is well located for exploring Antwerp’s numerous delights. Rooms have WiFi, LCD TVs and desk space on which you can write your postcards, and guests are also able to avail themselves of the fitness centre, bike hire service and a sun terrace. An on-site bar and restaurant provide further options for relaxation.

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