Is Belgium Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

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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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 experiences

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Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

3.2/5
Paola

Paola

Costa Rica

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In October, for the first time in my life, I went on a solo trip to Belgium and I really enjoyed it. I started in Antwerp, and then I went to Bruges, which was beautiful. I had a balloon ride over this place. Then I went to Brussels and from there I made a day trip to Ghent. It was very easy to get around everywhere by tram/train/bus. Language was no problem, as most places were well-versed in English.

Posted: April 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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The first time i decide to go on a long solo trip and booked myself a ticket to Belgium through a travel agency. Reason i chose them was the traveling cost and the time. It was only a one day trip but i was a bit nervous and excited to travel with strangers. Yet i was excited to get to know new people and get along with them and take a tour around the place. It was a night journey, managed to know 3-4 ppl after reaching the destination and wandered around the places , took pictures and laughed alot like we knew each other for a long time. Half way I met another Person wandering alone from my country, we spoke the same language, got along really well, and spent the entire day together comfortably exploring the places. Although I started alone, there wasn't a single moment I felt alone throughout the trip and I'm glad I'm still in touch with the People and have been good friends for an year now. There were alot of things to take back from that trip which made me take few more solo trips, meet more people.

Posted: April 17, 2023Experienced: March, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Annisa

Annisa

About Me

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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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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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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Annalise

Annalise

Ghent

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi, my pronouns are they/she. I'm into all sorts of things really. Let's meet up!

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Vanessa

Vanessa

About Me

Passionate solo traveller, loved to dance

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İlayda

İlayda

About Me

I was born in Ayvalik, I graduated from Dokuz Eylül University. I am 28 years old, most of my life has been spent in Izmir. I want to travel and explore the world. Meeting new people and making good friends are the things that motivate me.

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