48 Hours

City Breaks: Belgium

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

  • Bruges

    Bruges Europe, Belgium

    Travel Time

    3hrs 30mins

    Next we head to Bruges, the best-preserved medieval city in Europe. Cobbled streets expand into squares framed by timbered houses, delicate footbridges arch over green canals and candlelit bars beckon from every corner. Historic art peers out of the shadows of gothic churches and there’s also plenty of edible art, as the world’s best chocolatiers vie for your attention.
  • Brussels

    Brussels Europe, Belgium

    Travel Time

    2hrs 10mins

    Belgium’s quirky capital is just two hours’ train ride from central London – and its bar and restaurant scene is worth the trip alone, says Jonathan Thompson
  • Liege

    Liege Europe, Belgium

    Travel Time

    3hrs 10mins

    Chocolate-dipped Liège gauffre in hand, Alicia Miller explores this Wallonian city, Belgium’s fourth largest, discovering its dozens of churches and modern museums.

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