Belgium is a wonderful holiday destination no matter the season. Enjoy Belgium’s specialty beers throughout the year, après-ski or on the beach! We’ve put together a list of fun activities to help you discover which season fits you best!
From skiing to lounging by the beach, Belgium’s versatility guarantees you have plenty to do during a weekend getaway or holiday trip. Discover which season in Belgium is perfect for you!
The winter season in Belgium caters perfectly for winter sport activities like skiing. While the Ardennes is ideal for beginners, the challenging slopes of Mont des Brumes are better suited for those more experienced. Aim between December and February for the best chances of snow.
Prefer a city trip instead? Cities like Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp brighten up during this time of year thanks to its winter markets and special activities. Visit the winter markets of the Ghent Winter Festival from December to January for a truly magical experience, or check out Antwerp’s enormous Christmas market on the famous Grote Markt. Feel the warmth during Belgium’s cosiest and most fun-filled season!
A stroll in spring
Spring starts to blossom in March when the sun finally shares its warmth. Ghent, Antwerp and Liège are great cities for a stroll in spring thanks to their compact size. Liège boasts a five-kilometre long market named ‘La Batte’ on the banks of the Meuse. A great chance to soak up some locality on a Sunday morning! Heading to Antwerp? Don’t miss out on a Belgian specialty beer in one of the many terraces on the historical Grote Markt to finish off a stroll through the city.
Summer festivals and boat tours
The Belgian summer is host to numerous festivals for all ages. Options include the Ghent Jazz Festival in July and the Festival of Lights in August in Lissewege. In this small town near Bruges, night time comes alive when various artists come together to show off their illuminating works of art. If you’re curious to see summer in Bruges from a different perspective, book a cruise and discover why the city is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’! The season also serves as a perfect opportunity to enjoy a beach holiday on the Belgian coast at Ostend or De Panne. Sun, sea and sand the Belgian way!
A toast to autumn
Despite fairly comfortable temperatures, it can however rain frequently during the autumn months. Thus making it the best season for a pub-crawl! Tour through the many brown cafés that make Belgian cities so characteristic. Journey on a Beer Adventure in Antwerp for example, tasting different local specialties in authentic beer cafés in and around the city centre. Not only mouth-watering, but educational as well! Learn about Belgium’s favourite beverage during the many pit stops downtown. Similar ‘beer tours’ are also ready to serve you in other cities like Ghent, Bruges and Liège.