Perhaps Belgium is not the most obvious destination for European Christmas markets, but the truth is Belgian markets are every bit as good as the most famous Christmas events anywhere else on the old continent.
Three of the most attractive Christmas markets are in Belgium – and should be visited as a family, the children will love them.
Once you arrive at the square, take your time to browse around the market. At the weekend there will be lots of people on the streets, but don’t let that put you off: When all’s said and done, Christmas is a time to party! At the market there are stalls selling cheerful lanterns, colourful wreaths and slippers for the cold weather; but the most popular stalls are those selling food. And you better believe there is a real feast on offer: with cheese, chocolate, crepes and waffles (or gaufres to give them their French name) and, obviously, the renowned winter mulled wine. So, go on, try a bit of everything.
Wander around, take in the scents and flavours of Christmas, warm yourself with mulled wine, and enjoy the atmosphere. Without hesitation, because during the Festive Season Brussels lets down its hair and turns into an irreverent and fun travel destination.