The Weird and the Wonderful: 7 Offbeat Things to Do in Belgium

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Planning a trip to the beautiful country of Belgium? Here are our picks for the most fun, interesting and unusual things to do in Belgium.

Known for its chocolate, beer, waffles, and medieval towns, this tiny European country boasts a beautiful coastline and a variety of fun and quirky attractions for every visitor.

If you are thinking of traveling to Europe, here are 7 offbeat and interesting things to do in Belgium.

Visit Hallerbos (The Blue Forest)

Looking for offbeat travel in Belgium? Visit Hallerbos or, The Blue Forest.

Between late April and May, the 1360-acre of woodlands is covered with blooming bluebells. The beautiful carpet of flowers creates an enchanting and magical atmosphere that is easy to enjoy as you stroll down the winding paths and take in all the beauty of nature.

While the Blue Forest is a seasonal attraction, there are plenty of things to do this weekend in Belgium.

Explore The Antwerp Zoo

One of the most popular things to do in Antwerp is to explore the historic Antwerp Zoo.

Founded in 1843, the Antwerp Zoo is the oldest zoo in Belgium and one of the oldest in the world. The zoo is a leader in research and education and also houses one of the largest and diverse animal collections in Europe.

The zoo offers a daily schedule filled with fun, educational activities for individuals and families alike.

Walk The Comic Strip Route

Walking the Comic Strip Route is one of the fun things to do in Brussels.

More than 50 larger-than-life murals have been painted in downtown Brussels, creating a Comic Strip Route. Some of the murals depict complete scenes of characters from popular comic books, while others are character portraits.

If you are into comic book culture or an art lover, the Comic Strip Route is a must-see.

Swim In Nemo 33

Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor pool in the world, with a depth of 113 feet.

It’s used for recreational purposes, military training, diving instruction for both advanced and beginner divers and film production. Swimming in the highly filtered spring water of Nemo 33 is something you must experience when visiting Belgium.

Experience The Klankenbos Sound Forest

The Klankenbos Sound Forest is truly a surreal experience.

Scattered among the trees you will find wooden structures that produce ambient sounds. As you wander through the forest, you will feel vibrations, hear the different installations and be able to immerse yourself in the sounds by climbing into some of the structures.

Attend The Annual Leuven Beer Festival

The annual Leuven Beer Festival is one of the best things to do in Leuven. Belgium is known for its beer and the city of Leuven is “the place to beer.” The annual festival is a month-long beer celebration, starting April 22nd and ending on May 22nd.

Stay In The Hotel Casanus

One of the more quirky things to do in Belgium is to stay in the Hotel Casanus.

Shaped like a giant, human colon, the famous hotel offers a single room and is set in a beautiful park with black swans swimming in a pond and a night sky that is perfect for stargazing.

There Are Many Fun And Interesting Things To Do In Belgium

For such a tiny country, there are many things to do in Belgium that provide interesting and wonderful experiences for all.

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