Have these 5 things in your checklist when travelling to Belgium

  The Atomium in Brussels.

The Atomium in Brussels.

The saying "don’t judge a book by its cover" is true for Belgium. Don’t judge the country by its size and consider it dull! Belgium is a small packet of surprises and you will be in awe of what the country has to offer when it comes to having a fantastic holiday - and you don't always have to choose the usual hot spots to have a rocking party and a grand holiday!

Belgium is a perfect amalgamation of all aspects of a great trip, particularly a stag weekend. The Belgian beaches, the old historic cities and its tradition of brewing some of the world's best beer all put together will make for a perfect party destination, especially a stag weekend. But there is much more that the country has to offer to you.

Taste the wide variety of craft beer

  Delerium Red beer from Brussels' Delirium Bar.

Delerium Red beer from Brussels' Delirium Bar.

First and foremost, this is the thing that you must begin your Belgian holiday with. Belgium is home to some of the finest craft beers in the world, and if you are a beer lover, this country is no less than a heaven for you. Every region you will go to will have its own great local beer for you to taste. You may be able to book a tour around a brewery in the city and see how the amber nectar is made. Some of the best places to visit to have some fine beer are Leffe Brown, St Bernardus Abt 12 and the Westmalle Tripel.

Have loads of the tasty Belgian Chocolate

  Chocolate shops are a staple of Belgian culture.

Chocolate shops are a staple of Belgian culture.

Those who do not like chocolate shall be doomed! And if you dislike Belgian chocolate, then we feel sorry for you. As the name suggests, Belgian chocolate is the native sweet of Belgium, which is why this tiny country is a chocolate lover’s paradise. Almost every village in Belgium will have its own chocolate shop, and you may be surprised to know that some recipes have been in the family for generations. Belgium produces some 220,000 tons of the world’s best chocolate each year, so there is not going to be any shortage at all for your chocolate cravings!

Have a canal cruise ride in Bruges

The scenic beauty of Belgium is enhanced manifolds by the running waters of Bruges. If you ever dream of Venice and the beauty of the canal cruises there, then having a similar ride in Bruges will be somewhat of a similar experience. This is why Venice is the Bruges of the South! Cruising through the Bruges and admiring its beauty is one thing that must be high up your bucket list.

Visit the historical monuments of Brussels

  Mannekin Pis - a Brussels icon.

Mannekin Pis - a Brussels icon.

The capital city of Belgium, Brussels, is a perfect destination for those who are not just art lovers but also take a keen interest in history. Having seen many relevant historical events, the city has many great structures that have stood the test of time. The city has around 80 museums, chief amongst them is the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. If you plan to visit them all, a weekend will simply not be sufficient! One major attraction of this city is Grand Place, with its plethora of historic buildings. Other major attractions in the city are the Royal Palace of Brussels, Manneken Pis, the Brussels City Hall and much more.

Visit the oldest zoo in the country in Antwerp

The city of Antwerp has many attractions but the one which has the highest footfall is the Antwerp zoo. It is situated in the centre of the city and hence enjoys a very prime location, accessible from any part of the city. The zoo is one of the oldest such establishments in the world, founded on 21st July 1843 and is also the oldest animal park in the country.