We stay in studio or 1 bedroom apartments when we travel. Depending on your length of stay, seek lodging that has laundry facilities. There are plenty of apartment options available that have in-unit washing machines, which come in handy for longer trips. Apartment prices vary per season and by proximity to the historic city center. For any type of accommodation, expect to pay about 30% – 50% more in peak season.
- Studio/1BR Apartment: $50 – $150 per night
- Hotel: $65 – $200 per night
- B&B: $80 – $200 per night
Most dining options are open during lunch and dinner. There are plenty of brew pubs in Belgium and they are a great option for good, hearty food at a reasonable cost. For pub food, you will pay around $12. Restaurants with table service generally will cost a bit more at around $25 per person. House wines by the glass run about $3-6 per glass.
- Pubs and Breweries: $6 – $15 pp
- Restaurants: $20 -$50 pp
Travel through Belgium is inexpensive and there are multiple options for getting from city to city. For regional travel, trains and buses are convenient and affordable. For longer distances, or traveling to neighboring countries, the fast trains can get you there in a couple of hours at a reasonable price, especially if you book early. Most larger cities offer trains, trams, and buses. Many cities also have bike rentals if you want to have the freedom to explore locally without relying on public transport.
- Local City Transit: $2
- Buses: $6 – $12
- Trains: $35 – $75 (Intercountry) or $6 – $35 (standard)
- Bike Rental: $14 per day