If you’re looking for ideas for places to visit in Europe this Easter Belgium is the ideal country to visit for all the family. You can take part in the Belgian Easter traditions and enjoy a holiday to remember. Belgium is also a great place for couples or groups of friends to visit for a weekend getaway as it offers a selection of attractions for all ages.
1- Camping in Belgium – try the Ardennes
If you want to connect with nature and love the countryside there are plenty of campsites to choose from in the Ardennes region. This breathtaking area is full of forests and lakes to explore and has all kinds of campsites to choose from. Whether you prefer to pitch your tent or the luxury of glamping, the Ardennes is ideal for an Easter break. Camping means you do everything at your own pace, from setting up your Easter breakfast table to planning an egg hunt for the kids in the forest.
2- Fun at the seaside in Belgium, from Knokke-Heist to De Panne
If you want to stay near the sea this Easter Belgium has several coastal resorts to choose from that offer plenty of Easter activities for all the family. The popular destination of Knokke-Heist has a lovely sandy beach, which is perfect for picnics and days spent relaxing on the sand. Further along the coast, you’ll find Oostende, the city by the sea, which has the excitement of a city combined with the relaxation of the beach. Renting a car allows you to travel further and explore more of the coastline, as far as the dunes of De Panne, which is known for the popular sport of sand yachting.
3- Visit the chocolate museum in Antwerp
Easter isn’t complete without chocolate. Whether it’s an easter egg hunt in a local village or a visit to Chocolate Nation in Antwerp, this is a must for all chocoholics. You’ll get the chance to sample many different types of chocolate, learn why Belgian chocolate is so popular and you can even take part in chocolate workshops and create your own chocolates. Chocolate Nation is a chocoholic’s paradise for all ages.
4- Watch the amazing Herve Easter parade
Thousands of people line the streets for the Easter parade in Herve, near Liège. If you’re looking for something to do in Belgium this Easter this is the event to attend. This traditional event is a spectacle not to be missed. Taking place every Easter Monday since 1876, the streets are filled with colourful floats pulled by horses, music, fireworks and dancing. Having a fun day out at Easter is the order of the day, whether you’re a toddler or a grandma!
5- Take in the view from the iconic Atomium in Brussels
Known as one of the key landmarks in Brussels, the Atomium represents a crystal that’s been magnified 165 billion times. This is the ideal place for a fun holiday trip this Easter, to find out more about one of the most popular attractions in Brussels. The monument offers a 360° panoramic view of the city and lots of interactive activities for the kids to take part in. Why not have Easter lunch in the Atomium restaurant, set 95 metres above the ground and offering the most fantastic views of this beautiful city?
6- Watch the Ghent Easter rugby tournament – perfect for sports enthusiasts!
If you’re a rugby fan, you’ll love the thrill of the Ghent Easter rugby tournament. This event takes place every Easter and promises an action-packed day out for all the family. Watch the tournaments during the day and finish off with an all-you-can-eat barbecue in the evening. You can even stay the night in your own tent or rent a wooden cabin for several people.
7- Get back to nature in Hallerbos – the Blue Forest
The peace and tranquillity of Hallerbos is a must on an Easter break to Belgium. In April and May the forest floor is carpeted with thousands of bluebells, hence the forest’s name, and a sight you’ll be enchanted by. The perfect location for a gentle hike amongst the greenery of the forest, Hallerbos is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in Belgium. The kids will love to run free and enjoy the fresh air and sights and sounds of the forest. This is also the ideal location for a romantic stroll with your partner and the chance to relax and unwind on your Easter holidays.
Hiring a car during your Easter break means you can visit several of the events on offer in Belgium. There’s no need to worry about train times or buses, just get in the car and travel at your own pace.