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Experience Belgium in holiday lettings

With the country of Belgium at your pleasure, you can expect to experience rich historical sites, unbelievable delicacies and a seamless transport system. Whichever one of Belgium’s vibrant cities you choose as your home base, you’ll find holiday lettings close to awe-inspiring architecture that is likely centuries old. The diversity of Belgium’s attractions makes it perfect for all travellers, whether a solo adventurer, a family on holiday or a couple fanning the flames of romance.


Heritage sites near Belgium holiday homes

Belgium’s rich history is evident in many of the historic sites, such as the marvellous 12th-century moated stone masterpiece of Gravensteen Castle that was originally the primary residence of many Counts of Flanders. Holiday homes near Ghent will be near the Ghent Altarpiece, housed in the towering Saint Bavo's Cathedral, a Gothic and Romanesque-style cathedral that dates back to the 10th century. In Brussels, you can see the culturally-significant icon that is the 17th-century sculpture, Manneken Pis. The Belfry of Bruges dates back to the 13th century and stands prominently in the centre of Bruges.

Things to do

Things to do near Belgium holiday homes

Belgium’s cities are bursting at their seams with historic and culturally-significant attractions. No matter where you look for holiday homes, Belgium has something of interest for you, like the Grand Place in Brussels, which is the city’s central square that is surrounded by a remarkable amount of historic buildings, most notably the 15th-century Gothic town hall. You could absorb centuries of Belgium’s culture from inside the Groeninge Museum art gallery in Bruges, and likewise with Antwerp’s Museum aan de Stroom, the architecturally-fabulous Art Deco structure that houses hundreds of thousands of objects that reflect Belgium’s past, present and place in the world. Otherwise, take advantage of a beautiful day outdoors at the Parc du Cinquantenaire city park in the shadow of the triumphant archway.

How to get around

Transport to Belgium holiday cottages

Belgium offers many places of interest, and public transport is a convenient way to get to and from holiday cottages. A bus is often the most convenient mode of transport if you are travelling around the immediate region. Thankfully, railways are available to transport you throughout the entire country. Trains could take you across town or to a neighbouring city, while Belgium also has high-speed rail lines to take you farther faster. All of Belgium’s means and operators of public transport are integrated, making it easier for travellers to seamlessly move through Belgium’s cities and countryside.

Food & drink 

Sample the delicacies of Belgium

Belgian cuisine can be very diverse depending on the region of your holiday rental, and it is influenced by Belgium’s neighbours of France, Germany and the Netherlands. Staple ingredients include potatoes, white asparagus, and grey shrimp near the coast. Belgians take pride in their local beers, which are internationally famous. Mussels and fries are one of the national dishes, with many food stands serving the delicious deep-fried potato chips they call ‘friteries’. Also, Belgian chocolates may be even more well-known than the beers, as chocolatiers have been perfecting their craft since the 17th century.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Belgium holiday homes

Belgium has plentiful activities for children to learn and play. Holiday homes are available near places like Mini-Europe, a whimsical, scaled-down version of Europe’s most famous landmarks, or Belgium’s oldest zoo, Zoo Antwerpen, where kids can watch a sea lion show and learn conservation. Similarly, Pairi Daiza has thousands of exotic animals and a lively botanical garden. Kids of all ages recognize the Smurfs and Tintin, and the Comic Strip Museum in Brussels includes exhibits on these and many more Belgian comics.

How many holiday rentals are available around Belgium?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,673 holiday lettings around Belgium. From 458 villas to 256 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Belgium?

There's something undeniably special about living out in the countryside. If you're a city dweller ready for the rural life, let us give you a helping hand. HomeAway has 571 rural getaway properties in this destination. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, HomeAway has tons more options, including:

  • 510 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 431 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 279 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Belgium?

Bid farewell to standard, cookie-cutter hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you and your group could need! There are 1,917 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £26 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 1,753 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Hotel: 539 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £14 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 259 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.

Can I stay in Belgium in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to meet up with close friends and family. A group holiday is the perfect way to come together. If you were planning to kick back together, HomeAway has options to suit. Apartment holiday rentals are the most popular option here for big groups of travellers. Our international database presently has 446 available. Rental accommodation around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for places that can fit 6 guests? We have 2,012 that will fit the bill. Prices start from £33 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 932 rental accommodation that are suitable. You can book one for as little as £50 a night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We've got 600 holiday rentals that will be ideal. Prices start from £33 per night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you arrange your Belgium travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Belgium?

Say goodbye to soulless hotel chains! Savour the freedom of living like one of the locals in a great value holiday rental instead. Check out all the diverse options that can be secured now on HomeAway. Leuven is a fantastic area to consider if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 44 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £71 per night. You'll find another 578 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around De Haan. The average price in this area is £84 a night.

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