For those going to Belgium, why not visiting something more besides the famous capital? Bruges is a small town located on the coast of Belgium, yet it is super close to the capital. The charming medieval-looking town is definitely a must-see, it is also super easy to get to, and can easily be visited in one day, so check this itinerary of one day in Bruges.
Although small, it is a super historical city and houses beautiful monuments. It is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium and is known as the Venice of the North, due to the many canals surrounding the city.
It is a great alternative if you want to enjoy a boat trip to a less mainstream city.
For those who are able to, I suggest spending the night in Bruges, as the city is investing hard in nightlife, offering many pubs and restaurants in the main squares and streets. However, if you are planning a short visit, you can easily do a day trip to Bruges, from Brussels, or Ghent.