Welcome to Northwest Belgium
Even Flanders' smaller cities feature fabulous medieval marketplaces, cobbled streets, belfries and begijnhoven. But it’s beautiful Bruges and somewhat grittier Ghent – each with atmospheric age-old waterways – that steal the show. Bruges is home to the breathtaking Belfort and a cache of spectacular classical architecture, while Ghent, Belgium's festival capital, boasts art nouveau buildings and a multicultural populace.
Buffer your explorations with the dunes of the Belgian Coast, the thought-provoking WWI sites and cemeteries of Ypres Salient, and the landscapes of the Flemish Ardennes, and you'll understand why folks are falling for Flanders.