The Canals and Belfry of Bruges
Bruges started on the shores of the Reie river, and a series of waterways connected it to the Zwin canal and the North Sea as it expanded. Presently, the waterways are magnificent memories of the history of Bruges and one of the most common things to do in Belgium is to cruise or walk along them.
The Battlefields of Flanders
For several tourists, the primary cause for a trip is the position of Belgium on the front line of World War I and, in particular, the Battlefields of Flanders throughout Ypres. Not only historically significant, the battlefields are a major site of pilgrimage.
Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent
Including its high Gothic temple and Romanesque crypt, this magnificent cathedral exhibits the best of Belgium’s religious architecture and is the most impressive tourist attraction in Ghent.
Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges
If you’re only going to visit one church in Bruges make it this one. The Basilica of the Holy Blood is not only impressive for its blending of Romanesque and late Gothic architecture but also for the sacred relic kept inside.