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 20 experiences

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

3.5/5
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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I had an amazing time in Brussels and did not encounter any safety issues, even though I had read about the negative experiences of others. I even walked around at night taking pictures. Ghent is absolutely stunning and has won a special place in my heart. As for Bruges, it is undoubtedly beautiful, although it can be quite touristy, which usually isn't my preference, but it's still worth a visit.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Belgium safe for women?

Safety rating

3.4 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Satine

Satine

I was born and raised in Belgium. It is a lovely country but you have to be careful if you are travelling alone, where you go in Belgium. It is mostly safe especially during the day. But at night there are weird people sometimes or many drunk/homeless people who make you uncomfortable. Especially Brussels is a rather unsafe place to be if you don’t know the city. Other areas in Belgium are ok, but you always need to be careful. I personally hate going to Brussels because I always feel unsafe or uncomfortable with the men looking and catcalling. Also many pickpockets and even violence if you interact with the wrong people. But it real depends where you go in Brussels. Try to avoid (gare du Nord, Schaerbeek, Anderlecht, Molenbeek, )

Posted: March 23, 2024
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Belgium is a very safe country, both at night and during the day. you can walk around without any worries :) I feel very safe on public transport. In cafes you can always go to the waiters if there is something you don't like. everyone is going to help you here

Posted: March 18, 2024
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Meet locals in Belgium

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Noémie

Noémie

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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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Annisa

Annisa

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Heyyy guys! I’m Annisa, 23 years and i was born and raised (until the age of 16) in Indonesia, now i live in Kortrijk, Belgium. i live almost 7 years now in Kortrijk. I’m a food, nature & culture lover so I love going to places hihi. I love travelling and i love meeting new people. So now trying to ✔️ my bucket-list one by one🫶🏼

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Stay with locals in Belgium

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Noémie

Noémie

Brussels

Can host for:

1 day

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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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Jolein

Jolein

Balen

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi I'm jolein I like to travel, discovering other cultures and people I'm enjoying good food, music and the typical local things

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Upcoming visitors to Belgium

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Asiya

Asiya

About Me

Hey there! I’m currently finishing up grad school and planning my first solo trip to Europe in June. I’m an introvert with sporadic extroverted tendencies. I like wandering aimlessly (helps that I’m geographically challenged and bad at maps), spending time in nature, trying my hand at artsy/crafty things, and going out dancing.

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