Top 10 Things to do in East Flanders Province, Belgium

August 23, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in East Flanders Province, Belgium including Grand Place, Ghent City Center, European Balloon Corporation, Train World, Tomorrowland Belgium, Town Hall (Stadhuis), Fort Breendonk, Reptile House De Aarde, Central Station, Graslei and Korenlei.
Restaurants in East Flanders Province

1. Grand Place

Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium 00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Grand Place

Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.

Reviewed By Nicky A - Somerset, United Kingdom

We came here a few times, once for coffee/beer in a side café, once to find a geocache, and once to get some tourist information. The square is exquisite.
Wheelchair accessibility
It is bumpy, but perfectly doable. I was in my manual chair with husband pushing, and it was fairly hard work. The tourist information is upstairs so I had to wait outside. At the café I sat on the pavement next to my husband on the raised café platform.

2. Ghent City Center

Ghent, Belgium +32 9 264 83 03
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Ghent City Center

Reviewed By Angelo S - Palairos, Greece

Definitely my favorite city in Belgium. Beautiful architecture, nice little road around the river, many nice cafes and restaurants!

3. European Balloon Corporation

Chaussee of La Grande Espinette 20, Rhode-Saint-Genese 1640, Belgium
Excellent
98%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 302 reviews

European Balloon Corporation

Reviewed By DianeBelgium - Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium

My husband and I took a balloon ride with our two teenagers in early November. We left from Enghien, Belgium and were able to see the beautiful fall colors. Benoit, our pilot, was excellent; professional, friendly, funny, knowledgeable, tri-lingual (French, Dutch, English) and most importantly, very experienced. We flew with complete confidence. This is one of those once-in-lifetime experiences and I would definitely recommend this company!

4. Train World

Place Princesse Elisabeth 5 | 1030 Schaarbeek, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium +32 2 224 74 98
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 717 reviews

Train World

Train World is a showcase for the Railways of the past, present and future. We are not just another railway museum; we are more of a train opera. Visit us and spend an unforgettable day in the Train World universe. You will discover the most beautiful and unique pieces from the history of the Belgian Railways. We combine the fascinating story of the train throughout the centuries with a look into the future; a combination that has been deliberately applied in every story. You will find us in the Schaerbeek station, one of Belgium’s oldest and most original station buildings. Together with the new museum complex in the form of a sawtooth shape, this location represents a wonderful symbiosis of old and new in the Art Nouveau heart of Schaerbeek.

Reviewed By Lofty_76 - Manchester

A lot of reviews seem to focus on this being a place for kids, but adults too can be entertained for a good 2 hours. The exhibits are impressive and plentiful, spread over 3 huge halls, from the earliest days of steam right up to the latest Eurostar, Thalys or ICE trains. Thoughtful sections on history such as the living conditions of railway workers or the role of Railways in the holocaust gave gravitas and social context too. Very well laid out and the audioguide was excellent. Highly recommended.

5. Tomorrowland Belgium

De Schorre Recreation Ground, Boom 2850, Belgium +32 473 96 01 85
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 148 reviews

Tomorrowland Belgium

Tickets sell out almost instantaneously for Tomorrowland, thanks to its reputation as one of the world’s biggest celebrations of electronic music, playing host to Performances from techno to house, dance to trance. Now in its 11th year and notorious for its 15 wackily decorated stages and hypnotic lightshows, the festival is held in Boom, near Antwerp, and attracts a laid-back crowds of tens of thousands.

Reviewed By adctd2onlnshpng - San Francisco, California

We travelled from California to attend. We got our tickets through global journey. The production is insane! Best set ever. We met and danced along with people from all over the World. We will definitely be back again. Be prepared to walk an hour after partying to the shuttles. We opted to cab out of there Saturday and was a nightmare. Brussels only has 1,000 cabs so not nearly enough to go around. Be prepared to walk one hour to get to the shuttle.

6. Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Great Market Square 9, Leuven, Belgium +32 16 20 30 20
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 984 reviews

Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Reviewed By gcr67 - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

One of my all time favourites. You can spend hours just looking at the myriad figures and ornaments.

7. Fort Breendonk

Brandstraat 57, Willebroek 2830, Belgium +32 3 860 75 24
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Fort Breendonk

Reviewed By Vacationer155021 - Windsor, Canada

A self-guided audio tour takes you into the rich (albeit somewhat eerie) history of Fort Breendonk. We were amazed at all that it had to offer and the incredible things that took place here. I highly recommend this to anyone regardless of your historical knowledge or inklings.
You will want to bring snacks with you as it takes a while to go through and there isn't much nearby apart from a very fancy restaurant (not where you'll want to go after this)

8. Reptile House De Aarde

Aardenhoek 26, 4817 NE, Breda, The Netherlands +31 76 587 9165
Excellent
63%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Reptile House De Aarde

Reptielenhuis de Aarde is the first official zoo of Breda. This mini-zoo is specialised in holding and caring for reptiles. The first impression of this miniature zoo is that everything is very clean and child friendly. Children get the chance to pet or even hold some animals, also every question will be answered by the animal carer. The enclosures are bigger than you normally see in a zoo. Every animal has its own habitat and temperature, that is how we ensure that every animals wellbeing is as high as possible. Curious..? Come see the zoo in Breda and discover the world of reptiles!

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This is a fairly small zoo, restricted to one building of ordinary proportions. But over two levels there is still quite a lot to see. Crocodiles, snakes, leguanos, lizzards, turtles from all parts of the world. And also a preying mantice. The caretakers take out an animal now and then, to feel or observe more closely. Many kids around there, all of whom seem to love it.

9. Central Station

Koningin Astridplein 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium +32 2 528 28 28
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Central Station

Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.

Reviewed By Nilesh D - London, United Kingdom

Good place, just be careful of 3 things, 1. People asking for cigarettes and money 2. Some people engage you in a conversation and try to rob your baggage 3. Some cabbies don’t accept cards so better ask upfront before boarding the vehicle

10. Graslei and Korenlei

Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent, Belgium +32 9 280 01 00
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Graslei and Korenlei

Reviewed By Mary M - London, United Kingdom

A big outdoor scene beside the water in Ghent. Boat trips are happening all day long & even in February there were hoards of people sitting outside & having a good time people watching. This is the heart of Ghent’s bar & restaurant scene & great fun with plenty of photo opportunities - enjoy!

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