Top Things To do and Best Places to visit in belgium

Boring Belgium? ‘No’, say our tipsters, who have explored art nouveau in Brussels, beer in Bruges, kayaked in the Ardennes – and even stayed at a bowel hotel.

Winning tip: See-through church, Borgloon

This chapel/art installation by Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh are modeled on the traditional village church.

Kayaking in the Ardennes

The river Lesse is shallow and safe but the downstream current carries you along with minimal paddling effort.

Woods on wheels, near Brussels

Sonian Forest is an expansive green playground that’s perfect for exploring on two wheels.

Well toned, Brussels

The Musical Instrument Museum is in a stunning art nouveau building in central Brussels, which was built as the Old England department store.

Bowel hotel, near Antwerp

At the CasAnus Hotel visitors can stay in a gigantic replica of the human bowel, complete with huge rectum (and all mod cons), in the middle of Belgian countryside about 15 miles from Antwerp.