Flights to Belgium - Delve into the World of Comics
With the 10th-century buildings, it showcases the rich architectural heritage, while the comic book industry and world-class bakeries and breweries, make it a popular getaway into the modern world. It is known for its large-scale chocolate and beer production across the globe, and also known for its delightful waffles and specialty bakeries. Apart from the food and the fun, the country has a progressive outlook towards the upliftment of the society. With the largest agricultural farms in the whole of Europe, it has much to offer when it comes to natural beauty.
Best time to visit Belgium
Belgium, being a small country, does not have a diverse climate. Influenced by the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, it has a temperate maritime climate, with warm summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Belgium is between mid-April to mid-October, when the weather remains pleasant.Several summer festivals are also organized in the country, attracting tourists from across the world during this time of the year.
How to reach Belgium
Brussels Airport is the main international airport in Belgium. Most of the international airlines flying from the major cities of India to Brussels, the capital of Belgium, have stopovers at various cities in Europe. There are no direct flights to Belgium which cater to these routes. You can opt for any of the international airlines, such as Air India, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, etc. Organized as the country is, buses, cabs, and trains are easily available from the airport to reach the city center. Other International airports in the country are in Wevelgem, Antwerp, and Charleroi.
Hotels in Belgium
Brussels has several upscale hotels for a comfortable stay, with a price range of INR 5,000 to INR 14,000. The country also offers a reasonable stay for backpackers at hostels with large and clean rooms, along with all basic facilities. The price of such accommodation options is within INR 3,000. In addition, Brussels, Antwerp, and other major cities of Belgium also offer unique stays in the form of themed hotels.
Places to visit in Belgium
Known for its medieval-period architecture and towns from the time of Renaissance, Belgium is a history lover’s paradise. Additionally, it is famous for its bakeries and chocolate production, beating any other nation in the world.
Grand Place, the Town Hall, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, and Guildhouses in Brussels, are major tourist attractions and masterpieces boasting of medieval architecture. Musical Instruments Museum, Train World, Parc du Cinquatenaire, Cantillon Brewery, Autoworld, and Rene Magritte House Museum are other places to visit in the city.
With several museums, Antwerp gives visitors an insight into the past and the present of the country. Rubenshuis, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Museum aan de Stroom, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, and ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerp, are the popular museums of the city, worth a visit. If you are an architecture enthusiast, then Ghent is the place for you to visit in Belgium. Buildings dating back to the 10th century, like Gravensteen and St. Bavo’s Cathedral, are a treat to visit.
Must-buys in Belgium
When in Belgium, make sure you take home chocolates and cookies, which the country is known for, worldwide. You can also shop for comics, which you find in abundance here.
Eating out in Belgium
Waffles and Chocolate beer made in Belgium should not be missed, during your visit to the country. Waterzooi – a creamy fish stew, Moules-frites, and Anguilles au Vert, are other popular dishes served in the country.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Belgium?
From India, Emirates and Etihad Airways offer the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Belgium?
India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Belgium.
•What is the average time taken to reach Brussels from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Brussels – 12 hours 5 minutes
Mumbai to Brussels – 12 hours 5 minutes
Kolkata to Brussels – 14 hours and 55 minutes
Bangalore to Brussels – 13 hours and 30 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Brussels?
The major layover airport for connecting flights to Brussels from Delhi, is Abu Dhabi.
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