Solo Female Travel in Belgium

Belgium, located in the heart of Europe between France, Germany, and the Netherlands, is a charming country famous for its high-quality chocolate, countless varieties of beer, and intricate lacework. Its historic yet vibrant cities including Brussels, the capital city, with its stunning Grand Place, iconic Atomium and Manneken Pis, are renowned for their exceptional architecture, particularly the beautifully preserved medieval buildings. Belgium is also home to the famous battlefield of Waterloo, and its coastal resorts provide a peaceful retreat. Indeed, the country's blend of historic sites, culinary delights, and rich culture make it a sightseer's paradise.

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Is Belgium good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Belgium is generally a safe country to travel for solo female travelers. Violent crime is low, however, like every other place in the world, it's always wise to stay cautious and vigilant, especially during night hours or when visiting isolated areas. As a solo female traveler, it is recommended to keep in touch with family, avoid sharing specifics about accommodation and travel, and follow travel advisories. Also, be aware of pickpocketing in busy tourist areas or public transport.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Belgium presents relatively easy navigation for solo travelers. With its compact size and efficient public transportation systems including trains, buses and trams, traveling between cities and towns is quite convenient. Additionally, the common use of English aids communication. However, understanding the different region's transportation can be a bit confusing initially.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Belgium offers a diverse range of activities making it a fascinating country to visit. There are stunning architectural gems to explore, from the historic Grand Place in Brussels to the charming medieval buildings of Bruges. Museums abound for art lovers, particularly those interested in surrealism and art nouveau. Chocolate and beer connoisseurs will be delighted by the wide range of quality products to sample. Additionally, Belgium’s convenient size and excellent transport links make it easy to explore. Despite this, it can be a dreary country during the rainier months, and some might find it less dynamic compared to larger European countries.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Belgium offers a truly diverse and unforgettable gastronomic experience. Renowned for more than just its fries and waffles, the country boasts a rich variety of cuisines, from mouthwatering seafood at coastal regions to hearty stews and meats of the inland areas, along with a range of international food due to the cosmopolitan nature of major cities like Brussels. Besides, Belgium is famous for its chocolate and beer, both considered the best in the world.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Belgium falls in the mid-range in terms of budget. While not as expensive as some other Western European countries like Switzerland, it might be pricier compared to Eastern Europe. Accommodation, food, and transportation are of good standard but can add up. Look for budget-friendly options like hostels and local eats. Free activities include exploring beautiful cities like Bruges and Brussels on foot. Always plan ahead to save on costs.

Is Belgium worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 experiences

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

3.5/5
Daiane

Daiane

Germany

Solo travel experience

A country in which I felt extremely safe, I could walk alone at night without worrying, I could see the sights on foot and the food was also excellent. I stayed in a hostel and it was well located, close to the train stations

Posted: June 27, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Nesli

Nesli

Turkey

Solo travel experience

It was my first solo experience but was really amazing. I also visit Netherlands and Luxembourg too. I stayed in city centre and I joined a-day tours which were awesome. I really like Belgium fried and waffles.

Posted: April 24, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Paola

Paola

Costa Rica

Solo travel experience

I went to visit Belgium and everything was great, good food, new experiences, friendly people, safe and quiet place, you make many friends, multicultural, I tried foods from many countries and it was the best 🩷🩷🩷

Posted: January 6, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I did a nice coast trip with my friend in belgium. It is possible to drive from west to east coast by tram, 60km on one day. One ticket. Hop on hop off between beach, grass, villages and cities. Nice small cafés on the road and at the end activities on the beach.

Posted: January 3, 2024Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had an amazing week spent alone in Belgium. I absolutely fell in love with Brussels and had no problems, even walking at night and taking pictures. Ghent was beautiful and stole a piece of my heart, an incredible place. Bruges was truly beautiful, but a bit more tourist-oriented than I usually prefer, but still worth visiting.

Posted: December 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Belgium for my first solo trip in June and I really enjoyed it. I had accommodation in Brussels and from there I made day trips to Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp, which were charming cities.

Posted: October 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled to Belgium for 5 days. I visited Brussels, Bruges, and Ghent. It was simply magical. I highly recommend Belgium because it is safe, centrally located to many places in Europe, and because it is such a small country, it's easy to get around.

Posted: August 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went on a solo trip to Belgium. I stopped in Brussels, and then went to Ghent and Bruges. Charming cities. I loved it.

Posted: August 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Belgium is a beautiful country with many amazing places to see. Brussels is stunning with many interesting sights, beautiful architecture, museums, etc. Antwerp is also amazing and has a completely different vibe than Brussels. Many future designers come from there. Ghent is spectacular, and Bruges is very pretty. If you are interested in the history of World War I, there is a lot to see in Ypres and Flanders.

Posted: June 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I embarked on an 8-day trip to Belgium, spending 4 nights in Bruges (St Christopher's Inn) and 4 nights in Brussels (Latroupe Grand Place). I took a day trip to Ghent (from Bruges) and a day trip to Antwerp (from Brussels), also going on walking tours around Ghent and Antwerp. Bruges was definitely the highlight of my journey, I recommend going there 100%. Brussels is just another city, although it does have many museums and a great nightlife.

Posted: May 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Belgium safe for women?

Safety rating

3.5 /5

Based on 5 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.8 /5

Based on 5 experiences

Kyla

Kyla

Hi all! I grew up and lived in Belgium my whole life. Overall, it's is relatively safe, and you'll easily get around by speaking English! Belgians (for the most part) are welcoming, however, you must keep in mind that the right wing party (politics) is rising which increases xenophobia. Stay aware for petty thefts, don't walk alone at night, and keep your belongings safe, particularly in big cities. Belgium has a lot to offer, it's always best if you are in a group (especially locals) to enjoy the full potential of our beautiful country. I hope this helps 🤗

Posted: July 9, 2024
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I think it's a nice place, although there are some areas which are more dangerous than others, I've sometimes walked after midnight alone and haven't had any bad experience yet and know some friends have done the same and haven't had any bad experience either

Posted: June 6, 2024
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Meet locals in Belgium

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Remy

Remy

About Me

Hello, I’m Remy 24, from Morocco, living in Brussels. I will be travelling full time with my Van for the coming year or so

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Noémie

Noémie

About Me

Hi, my name is Noémie I like talking and meeting new people, but most of all I like dancing, saying anything, giving pleasure to the people I love, drawing ugly pictures in the corner of the page... And you ?

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Stay with locals in Belgium

Stay with local women in Belgium who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Noémie

Noémie

Brussels

Can host for:

1 day

About me

Hi, my name is Noémie I like talking and meeting new people, but most of all I like dancing, saying anything, giving pleasure to the people I love, drawing ugly pictures in the corner of the page... And you ?

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Zoé

Zoé

Brussels

Can host for:

2 days

About me

My name is Zoé, I am a travel addict. I love to discover the world but above all I love to meet people from different cultures. I am always keen to learn new things and meet new people. I am also passionate about languages. I speak fluently French, English and Spanish. I am currently learning Italian, and my next goal is to get familiar with Portugese. I also started running and biking lately, which is something that allows me to empty my mind and feel free.

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Upcoming visitors to Belgium

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Karen

Karen

About Me

Hey, my name is Karen Amelia. I’m 19yo from Tlaxcala, Mexico. I’m a very outgoing person and open minded. I can go through going to the theater to a party and so on, I’m open to everything. I love animals and outdoor activities. I currently study languages so if you’d like to practice Italian French or English let me know. If you come to Tlaxcala feel free to contact me and e we meet!

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Alba

Alba

About Me

Hi! I'm Alba, I speak English, Spanish, Catalan and I'm working on my German. I'm into yoga, photography and always open to new experiences. This August I'm doing a solo Interrail visiting friends through Europe and hopefully making new ones as well. The initial plan is to go to France, Belgium and Germany, but if anyone recommends something nearby or wants to go somewhere together I'm also down so I'm very flexible. Excited to meet you!

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