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Best Small Towns in Belgium

Durbuy, Belgium (cc)
 

The 10 Best Small Towns in Belgium

[ Pages of interest: Brussels, Belgium and Great Castles of Belgium ]


Durbuy

Lovely little medieval town in the French-speaking part of Belgium, with quaint shops, restaurants and inns, and huge tourist appeal. There is a fabulous topiary park here too, and a handful of picturesque villages nearby, all well worth visiting. The town, by the way, bills itself "la plus petite ville du monde""the smallest city in the world".

Location: Wallonia

Population: 11,100


De Haan

De Haan proper is a coastal village brimming with Belle Époque style buildings, including several quite charming ones housing shops and cafés along its beachfront. There is also an 18-hole golf course here, situated in the De Haan dunes. Incidentally, Albert Einstein sought refuge here, at the "Savoyarde" villa, in 1933 while fleeing Nazi Germany.

Location: Flemish Region

Population: 12,500


Bouillon

Enchanting small town in the Walloon region, situated on a sharp bend in the River Semois, surrounded by forested hills. The principal draw here, other than the town's atmospheric center, is the 10th-century Bouillon Castle, Château de Bouillon, perched on a rocky spur overlooking the town.

Location: Wallonia

Population: 5,500


Grimbergen

Location: Flemish Region

Population: 35,500


Rochefort

Location: Wallonia

Population: 12,400


Bastogne

Location: Wallonia

Population: 15,000


Bruges

Location: Flemish Region

Population: 117,000


Mons

Location: Wallonia

Population: 92,500


Kortrijk

Location: Flemish Region

Population: 74,900


Mechelen

Location: Flemish Region

Population: 82,000


Leuven

Location: Flemish Region

Population: 97,000

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Last updated November 11, 2013
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