Tourism in Belgium

Not only famous for its key role in European Union administration, Belgium preserves rich and fabulous heritages encompassing a series of historic cities packed with medieval and Art Nouveau architecture presenting long tradition in art and fashion as well as countryside natural attraction combined with semi-traditional touch of festivities.

Visitors can always count on the vibrant capital city, Brussels, for a little adventure with classic sensation through packs of fabulous monuments such as the World Heritage listed Grand Place, the gothic-style Town Hall, Laken castle and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral. For a deeper touch of antiquity, Burges is the most recommended city as it is home to World Heritage Sites and landmarks from the 13th and 14th century. Never the least to mention, the City of Ardennes provides natural attractions such as tight forest, cave and cliff fitted for hiking, biking and camping, unique faunas like wild boar, deer and lynx for wildlife sightseeing and some famous tourist spots including caves of Han-sur-Lesse, the castle of Bouillon and the modern Labyrinth of Barvaux.

For a complete adventure without much travel, the biggest adventure park in Belgium, La petite Merveille, facilitates various equipment and location for numerous activities such as kayaking, mountain biking climbing and more. While Belgium may strikes tourists as a calm and tranquil country, it also hosts quite hectic events like Ducasse de Mons celebrating the release of a legendary dragon by parading in the city of Mons, Ommegang Parade commemorating the reign of Charles V of Habsburg and Zinneke Parade which is a biennial celebration of Brusseler’s tradition and culture with costumes and chariots.

Why Invest in Short Term Rental in Belgium

Belgium was ranked 21st on the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report indicating that the country has a high potential in the tourism sector which is supported by the fact that it stores up numerous World Heritage sites. A simple short-term property rental service like AirBnb in such a country is considered to be a never-lose business in which there is so little risk and much to gain.

Transforming your property into an accommodation service could be a convenient way to earn extra money or even a stable income especially if your property is located near any major attraction of the country. Furthermore it could be an alternative to maintain your property’s condition in the case that you don’t occupy it yourself.

The tourist industry generates 2.8% of Belgium’s gross domestic product and employs 3.3% of the working population which is relatively a small number but certainly hints at a big opportunity in the tourism sector especially accommodation service as the country seems to put more effort for improvement of the tourism facilities. It is never a bad idea to secure your role in the sector and start contributing for the number. In the case that you want to join the business but are not familiar with AirBnb service yet, Bnb Way can help you find the best AirBnb management company for your property as well as connect you to all the components you need in the sector.

Popular Sightseeing | Sights to Visit in Belgium

Grand Place — A must visit location in Brussels, providing preserved guildhalls, medieval town hall, and buildings which represent Belgium vernacular and gothic architecture.

The Canals of Bruges — Beautiful landmarks of Bruges, silent witness of the city’s history, casting out views of picturesque bridges and hidden gardens.

The Battlefields of Flanders — A memorial site of WW I, preserving trenches and cemeteries for pilgrimage.

Ghent’s Gravensteen — Hugely impressive fort with thick and high wall soaring up from the waters of the Rver Lieve right in the middle of the old town, rising above the rooftops of the surrounding streets.

Tourism Growth Graph in Belgium

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Belgium Tourist Arrivals 2019 – 2020 (Credit: Trendingeconomics)

The pandemic seems to hit the stability of the tourist flow to the country pretty hard however the number is expected to rise back to normal once the vaccine is available for the public worldwide.

FACTS about Belgium

The Zaventem airport in Belgium is the place where chocolate is being sold the most in the world

Tomorrowland, in a Belgian town called Boom, is the largest electronic dance music festival in the world

The Belgian Coast Tram is the longest tram line in the world reaching up to 68 km length between the French and Dutch border.

Belgium has the world’s greatest number of castles per square meter with most regions having at least one castle per village.