Belgium is situated in Western Europe in the North Sea Region. Neighbouring countries are: France to the west, Luxembourg to the south, Germany to the east and the Netherlands to the north. The weather in Belgium is not very hot, but is quite sailor-friendly in summer. The country is located in the moderate maritime climate zone, so average temperatures are between 18 and 20°C; in winter – between -3 and 3°, depending on the region.
Quite frequent rainfalls, cloudiness and fogs are specific for this country. So if you don't care about hot weather, sunbathing and swimming in the sea during holidays, and you just want to taste the true yachting instead and simply have fun, yacht chartering in Belgium will be perfect for you! The headquarters of the European Union and NATO are situated in the capital City of Belgium – Brussels. That is why this country is well developed. Brussels is called the “Chocolate Capital” and “the Heart of Europe”.
The main port cities at the coast Oostende, Zeebrugge and Antwerp. Belgian marinas are modern and well-equipped, and the entire surrounding infrastructure provides the tourists with plenty of various ways of spending time during the cruise. The largest tourist groups are from the Netherlands, Germany, France and England, although the are many Poles as well. The tourists mostly visit unique, historic towns like Gent, Bruges, Liege, Leuven, Tournai or Tongeren, seaside resorts, like Spa and Ostenda, and also famous places of religious cult, like Banneux, Saint-Hubert or Beauraing.
During a cruise in Belgium, it is worth to sea local sights or use Belgian attractions for tourists: museums, art galleries, exhibitions, concerts and shows – there are also extreme sports, like windsurfing, available at the coast. During a cruise over the North Sea and anchoring at the coast of Brussels, you have to meet the natives, their traditions, culture and history as well as try some local cuisine. The Belgian cuisine is appreciated by many specialists and said to be one of the best in Europe. The most popular ingredient is a potato – served traditionally as well as in a form of chips. Interestingly, chips are not served with ketchup, but with mayonnaise and other sauces or dips. The Belgians often eat seafood as well, especially shellfish. This country is also famous from the biggest diversity of beer – types, brands as well as the number of breweries.