Belgium might not be at the top of your bucket list when it comes to European countries to see, but that’s only because most people don’t know all that much about it. The truth is, for a pint-sized country, Belgium packs a lot of punch compared to its larger, tourist-saturated neighbors. Not convinced? Here are a few adventures you can embark on in Belgium that makes this tiny European treasure trove a must-see.


01Walk through the Blue Forest

If you’re visiting Belgium anytime between late April through May, make sure you stop by the Hallerbos, also known as the Blue Forest and prepare to be enchanted. The forest floor is almost completely covered by a dreamy carpet of millions of bluebells, with a series of footpaths allowing you to walk amongst them. Although bluebell forests aren’t especially unusual in Europe, Hallerbos has one of the densest coverings.

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