Taste the sweetness of bountiful Flanders
Known for its tantalising chocolates and gourmet cuisine, the Flanders region of coastal Belgium is rich in culture and natural beauty — windmills, meadows, marshes, sandy beaches and bustling cities replete with Gothic architectural grandeur. Evidence of its history is everywhere on canal boat holidays in Flanders whilst you encounter one looming castle after another!
- Gothic architecture
- Cathedrals & churches
- Museums & art galleries
- Horse-drawn carriage tours
- World War memorials
- Tasty Chocolates & Beers
Reviews for Belgium cruises
Boating is always fun and the weather was perfect. Being able to visit Bruges, Ghent and Ypres from the water was great and made a nice change.
The moorings in Bruges are very good and were perhaps the best part of the holiday.
We did the Belgium Capital Cruise. Some highlights include our first lock. The first night when we slept on the side of the canal. We loved going by barges, small towns, big cities, and more. The arrival into Ghent was amazing.
Give yourself permission to skip museums. We didn't go to a single one. We just cruised and ate and it was wonderful. It was a whole different perspective than usual. If I was a regular tourist seeing us from afar, I would have been so envious.
The landscape between Deinze and Gent is wonderful.
We changed our trip and visit also Veurne, it's really worth seeing!
This was our third LeBoat cruise. While the canal itself primarily went through flat farmfields, it was the cities that captured our attention, especially Ieper, Diksmuide and Bruges. We were on a Scouting trip with a focus on Canadian World War sites so really appreciated travelling a canal that was the front in WW1 and the land of the In Flanders Fields poem by John McCrae