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Green Holidays in Belgium

Although the centre of the European Union is justly famed for its cuisine and beer, there's much more to Belgium than chocolate and moules frites. A long, sandy coast and lovely rolling countryside that brings together a wealth of cultures, including the two great French and Flemish halves of the country collectively add to a heady mix for the visitor to enjoy.

Home to some of Europe's most dynamic cities - from lovely, historic Bruges and Ghent to the fashion and shopping hub of (green) Antwerp and European Capital of Brussels, Belgium has something for everyone, and we feature a great range of holidays and places to stay - all within easy reach of Britain by train or ferry.

Only a couple of hours from St Pancras by Eurostar, you can travel onwards to any destination in Belgium by train for free from Brussels - find out how to travel from the UK to Belgium by train using our journey planner.

Browse our selection of great green holidays in Belgium. A wonderful city break in Bruges, a relaxing stay in a home stay houseboat in Ghent  and a chance to enjoy lovely hospitality at a friendly bed and breakfast in a historic townhouse near a quaint village in the region of Haspengouw are just a few of the many green holiday options featured below.

Featured places to stay in Belgium

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How to travel by ferry or train to Belgium

Our rail journey planner gives you detailed information on how to take the train from London to Belgium, such as where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets. If you are interested in the journeys below, please follow the links to find out more:

Train from London to Antwerp
Train from London to Bruges
Train from London to Brussels
Train from London to Ghent

A Belgian Train crossing the landscape.A Belgian Train crossing the landscape.

For travelling by ferry our journey planner provides indepth information on how to take the ferry from the UK to Belgium. where to change, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets. Click on the links below for the following journeys: 

Ferry from Ramsgate to Ostend
Ferry from Rosyth to Zeebrugge
Ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge


A Ferry leaving Zeebrugge, Belgium.A Ferry leaving Zeebrugge, Belgium.

More places to stay in Belgium

Klaas and Marijke welcome you in their B&B De Groene Maan in Mechelen Belgium

De Groene Maan B&B, Mechelen, Belgium

An elegant 19th century townhouse, lovingly restored to the highest eco standards in the centre of Mechelen and only 30 mins by train from Brussels. Take a tour around the historic sights and surrounding countryside on one of the free bikes.
2: 1 double + 1 single, 1 double

Room nr 1: € 75 (1 person), € 85 (2 persons), € 125 (3 persons). room nr 2: € 60 (1 person), € 70 (2 persons). a reduction of 10 % from the third night. Children - 2: for free, children -12: € 20

Exterior of Aloft Brussels Schuman

Aloft Brussels Schuman, Brussels, Belgium

Just minutes from the city centre, this modern hotel is aimed at a younger, socially connected, urban audience, with free wifi, a lively bar and a gym. It’s also Green Key certified, with electricity supplied from renewable sources.
147 rooms

From 189 euros for a double room

View looking up at the clear ceiling of the Radisson Blu hotel atrium

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

For those who like to enjoy all the comforts of a luxurious five-star hotel whilst resting assured that they are helping to protect the environment. This hotel is energy efficient and has an extensive recycling and charity donation program.
281 rooms

From 191.20 euros for a double room

Interior main staircase of Sleep Well Hostel

Sleep Well Hostel, Brussels, Belgium

Sleep Well is a hostel that offers maximum comfort at minimum prices, with a range of room types from dorms to 'luxe' private rooms. It holds a Two-star Ecodynamic Enterprise label for initiatives such as 100% renewable electricity.
240 beds, ranging from dorm beds to private rooms

Dorm beds from 23.50 euros; private double room 73 euros

Housestories, Brussels, Belgium

These five stylish Art Deco apartments feature an interesting mix of modern and vintage furniture. But behind the eye-catching interior, everything has been designed with the environment in mind, including solar panels and a ground-source heat pump.
Made up of five apartments

From 420 euros per week

A quiet and natural place to be in Hannut

In Motion B&B, Haspengouw, Belgium

A welcoming, peaceful bed & breakfast in a converted farmhouse near a picturesque village in Haspengouw, Belgium - only 45 mins by train from Brussels. Relax, explore the surrounding countryside and savour the organic breakfast or dinner.
3: 2 doubes, 1 double, 1 single & 1 double

big garett: €87/night - little garett: €67/night - gîte or self-cateringappartment: €75/night ask prices for longer stay

Interior of Hotel Silken Berlaymont

Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Brussels, Belgium

This comfortable hotel holds a three-star Ecodynamic Enterprise label for its water and energy conservation efforts, and offers cycling tours of the city. Don’t miss the photography exhibitions showcasing work by up and coming artists.
214 rooms

Double rooms from 160.65 euros

More holidays in Belgium

Bruges canal taken by Beespoke Tours

Cycling Tour from London to Bruges with Beespoke Tours

Discover why Belgium is so much more than chips and Trappist beer (without striking those off the list either!) cycling through the beautiful Essex countryside and along the famous dutch dykes to arrive in the fascinating medieval city of Bruges.


1 May to 1 October
Bruges Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Bruges Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Explore one of Europe's top Christmas markets during this 4-day, self-guided, 1st class train journey for this festive break to Bruges, where you can wander the festive sweet-scented market stalls and revel in the city's medieval history.

From £375 per person (based on two people travelling together)

Tailor-made to suit specific requirements
Tailor made to your specific requirements from late November to late December
Berlin, Dresden and Prague Tour, Central Europe

Berlin, Dresden and Prague Tour, Central Europe

This is a cultural holiday packed with exploring famous, historic landmarks. Admire beautiful countryside as you travel between Berlin, Dresden and Prague and discover spectacular architecture, the Palaces at Potsdam and other iconic monuments.

From £2135

11 days
Various departure from April to September