Activities and attractions in Belgium

There is plenty to see and do if you are looking for ways to entertain yourself whilst you rent accommodation in Belgium. Enjoy attractions such as the Atomium, for example. This is perhaps the most unusual attraction in Belgium and is a staggering 335 tall replica of an atom! With the entrance fee being €4.00 and €9.00, and children under 12 being admitted free, this is a good one for cheap self-catering holidays in Belgium. Both fans of science and art will love this feature, whilst there are also a wealth of other galleries and museums to check out.

Your family holiday in Belgium

The Belgians have always been crazy about comics. This country has produced many comic heroes such as Tintin, Suske & Wiske and Kabouter Plop. Self-catering in Belgium also gives them the opportunity to discover playgrounds, theme parks and child-friendly museums. Be sure not to miss Durbuy, the ‘smallest town in the world’ with the ‘largest topiary park in the world.’ Children can run wild before taking a ride on the sightseeing train and visiting the local jam factory! The Museum of Mégalithes in Wéris, also holds a special performance, whilst Hottemme has a fantastic didactic play about the local flora and fauna – not to be missed from your holiday cottages in Belgium.

Holiday cottages Belgium – Land of Beer

Belgium is without a doubt the Land of Beer. Which other country can boast of 450 different brands of beer? Just as varied as the landscape is the beer: there are a unique variety of different types of beer with a variety of flavours and aromas for you to sample whilst renting holiday cottages in Belgium. From the monastery beer through to ordinary Pils, from cherry beer up to the light wheat beers and the heavy Trappist to the red-brown beers, there is something for every beer drinking enthusiast renting country cottages or city apartments in Belgium!

Discover local cuisine in Belgium

Belgium is not only a Mecca for beer lovers, but for those interested in exploring delicious and authentic food. You can spend your self-catering holiday trying hearty fish or beef stews with freshly baked bread, mussels with chips, meatballs and shrimp croquettes. Belgian cuisine is also a Holy Grail for those with a sweet tooth. Rent a holiday home and find yourself enjoying waffles, Belgian chocolates, doughnuts and ice cream studded with crunchy speculoos biscuits. Attempt to replicate a recipe at your Belgian cottage and enjoy the availability of fresh ingredients at local markets and shops.

Active holidays in Belgium

Belgium presents plenty of opportunities for active adventure holidays. The sea and countryside are the ideal backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, or sailing. For a peaceful activity, perhaps by bike or with your four-legged-friend, check out the lovely natural landscapes near your dog-friendly cottages and see the coast and Belgian towns, like Limburg in Flanders. Of course, Wallonia (or Ardennes) is also well-known for its rolling hills and peaceful fields. All nature lovers will find a taste for the Walloon paths and roads that open the gateway to the region's wonderful countryside.

Folklore and events near your holiday cottages Belgium

Both in Flanders and Wallonia, almost every city, down to the smallest hamlet, has its own marching band or a brass band that plays at carnivals or religious events. Flea markets are very popular with the Belgians, as are festive street markets with dancing and singing. Music plays an important role in Belgian culture and national festivals like Carnival, Labour Day on May 1, All Saints and All Souls Day. Enjoy traditional events such as these, where you may experience the different Belgian cultures of the Flemish and the Walloons whilst renting holiday cottages in Belgium.

Service – Why NOVASOL?

Whether self-catering in Brussels, or discovering the charming coastal towns in Flanders or the hugely impressive countryside scenery of Belgium, NOVASOL have the range of property and the experience to deliver the holiday you deserve. Fall in love with an authentic cottage, a modern barn conversion, a well-located apartment or a seaside villa with a swimming pool. With a wide portfolio and knowledge of self-catering in Europe, you should be able to find just the thing for you.