Food & drink in Belgium

The home of moules frites and carbonade flamande, topped waffles and speculoos cookies – not to mention centuries of traditional Belgian beer to try – Belgium truly is a foodie’s paradise.

Head to Brussels to try all of the local favourites in the Grote Markt, then visit the Museum of Belgian Brewers. The amber ale is so synonymous with this stunning country that UNESCO inscribed Belgian beer culture on their list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Near Flanders, the St. Sixtus Abbey in Westvleteren is a favourite spot to try a drop or two of local brews – and you can get a taste for another UNESCO-listed specialty in Oostduinkerke, where freshly caught shrimp has been collected on horseback for over 500 years.

For a quirky detour, be sure to stop at the” Smallest Waffle Shop in the World” in Antwerp, before ending your Belgian food tour in the city of Bruges. There you’ll find museums dedicated to chocolate and frites, plus the oldest pub in the country.