Belgium is an ideal holiday destination for a city trip with the kids. Spoil the little ones with the best waffles, Flemish chips and chocolate! Next to a sugar rush, there is of course plenty to do and discover as a family. Pick one of these ultimate child friendly cities in Belgium for an unforgettable and fun-loving city trip!
If you’re looking for child friendly city trips in Belgium, then look no further! Read more to find out why Brussels and Mechelen are the best destinations for a child friendly visit to Belgium.
1. The whimsical world of Brussels
Brussels is perfect for a child friendly city trip in Belgium. Manneken-Pis is adored by all and will guarantee a giggle. For an artistic adventure, take your kids to the Belgian Comic Strip Centre and admire illustrations of TinTin, Asterix and Obelix, and the Smurfs! Creativity at its best with authors of the Negende Kunst (Ninth Art). And the museum doesn’t stop outside either: journey on a comic route through Brussels’ city centre and stroll alongside walls dressed in colourful comic book graffiti!
Middle Age reverie
Fairy tales and castles are sure to work well with kids. The Porte de Hal in Brussels is a fortified medieval city gate where kids leave the 21st century for a brief moment and delve into the Middle Ages. Transformed into a museum, children can take an educational route and embark on a quest alongside swords, cannons, knights and numerous paintings!
More children’s attractions in Brussels
Eager to see more? Then be sure to check out the Mini Europe miniature park, Autoworld Brussels for the boys, the Océade water park and the Planetarium.
2. Mechelen, specially for kids
It’s as if Mechelen was especially created for kids, with the city’s very own children’s board in the city council! When visiting Mechelen, first head to the tourist information for a free rucksack from Rommy the mascot! All sorts of fun gear are included to fill up your kid’s day like colouring and writing books, and practical information for parents. You can also purchase a ‘Fun Pack’ here and vouchers for various discounts. These include several activities and special treats only to be found in Mechelen!
Mechelen is a compact city where almost everything is within walking distance. With this in mind, Mechelen has especially set up two child friendly walking trails that help kids explore the city in a playful manner. Purchase the ‘Mechelen step-by-step’ guide including both routes: ‘Eagle to Swallow’ and ‘Wet Feet’. The first takes you on a 3 hour long quest for different animals in the city, with famous landmarks along the way. The second takes you along the river Dyle.
More children’s attractions in Mechelen
Would you like to see more? Visit K3’s house, the Planckendael Zoo or Technopolis, an interactive DIY activity centre for science and technology.