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18 Best Christmas Markets in Belgium in 2021: The Ultimate List

16 Best Christmas Markets in Belgium 2021: The Ultimate List


Important Note: Please note that due to the current ongoing health crisis, many events and festivities have been canceled in 2021. Please check the website of the local tourism office for further information.


Christmas in Belgium is the most important holiday period of the year.

Just like any other European nation, Belgium has its unique style of celebrating Christmas.

Not only are there loads of typical food that await visitors, but every major town in Belgium takes care of its festive atmosphere.

Christmas in Belgium can’t be complete without its Christmas markets!

But where is the best Christmas market in Belgium?

Best Christmas Markets in Belgium, Christmas decoration and lighting Old Market Square in the historic center of Bruges, Belgium
Old Market Square in Bruges, Belgium

This article will take you to the best Christmas markets in Belgium! 

You will also discover some of the best places to visit in Belgium during Christmas to have the best holiday season.

This small and cozy country in Western Europe is often called “the kingdom of rain” due to the high amount of precipitations.

The winters in Belgium are pretty cold, with an average temperature of 0-3°C.

However, it can go – 0°C as well due to the cold winds. Belgium does get to see snowfall, but not every year.

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The Burg square in Bruges, Belgium

How to celebrate Christmas in Belgium

Belgium consists of a Flemish and a French-speaking part. Each region celebrates Christmas differently. Santa Claus is called “de kerstman” in the Flanders and “le Père Noel” in Wallonia.

On Christmas Eve, many families prepare for a special Christmas meal.

Christmas food in Belgium starts with delicious appetizers and a boozy beverage. Traditionally, the main course will include turkey.

It is accompanied by a lot of vegetables and in most cases, a potato dish.

You will get to try many delicious Belgian Christmas food dishes at the various Christmas markets in Belgium.

Belgium in Christmas time is always joyous, and people during this festive period like to spend time with their family and relatives.

But the favorite activity of everyone in the week before Christmas is planning trips to the Belgian Christmas market to get ready for the Christmas holiday period.

The Christmas spirit can be seen and felt simply everywhere.

From the famous cities to the small towns, every street of Belgium is adorned with beautiful Christmas fairy lights and different decorative items.

Christmas markets in Belgium are also a coveted place for an after-work meet-up.

If you want to experience a true Christmas village Belgium is also a great choice as many of the cities and towns go all out during the holiday.

This post will give you plenty of inspiration when looking for the best and quaintest Christmas markets in Belgium.

1. Bruges Christmas Market

Bruges Christmas market, Scenic cityscape with the picturesque night medieval Christmas Burg Square in Bruges, Belgium
The Burg Square in Bruges, Belgium

As the winter knocks on the door, Bruges gets all fuzzy with its Christmas spirit.

This small and pretty medieval town starts looking like a fairytale as soon as the temperatures begin to drop.

You will smell the dazzling fragrance of freshly prepared waffles from a distance.

The fairy lights up above you are covering the entire market street.

During Christmas time, Bruges, Belgium really turns into a Christmas fairytale town.

Due to its particularly quaint and historic town center, the Bruges Christmas market is considered one of the best Christmas markets in Belgium.

To buy fabulous Christmas decorations in Belgium, go to the Grote Market, Bruges.

This Christmas market is prevalent for its Christmas items.

Another Christmas market that is quite popular is the tree-lined Simon Stevinplein. It has a lot of cozy cafes and chocolatiers, where you can shop for the upcoming Christmas parties.

Information about the Bruges Christmas market

When: From 26th November until 9th January

Where: the Grote Markt and the Simon Stevin Square

Opening hours: 

This Belgium Christmas market remains open 7 days a week.
From Monday to Thursday, you can visit the market from 11 am to 8 pm.
From Friday to Sunday, it remains open from 11 am to 10 pm.

The most popular foods to try on the Bruges Christmas market:

  • Potato chips (which is the national dish of Belgium), are available here in the typical frites food trucks. There’s another reason why you should visit Bruges though; they have the only chips museum in the whole wide world!
  • Carbonades flamandes, a great winter warmer.
  • Waffles, chocolates, …

What else to do in Bruges?

Once you come to the Bruges Belgium Christmas market, make sure to go for a sightseeing tour as well.

You can go to the Belfry tower, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Climb the 366-steps and get on top of the tower to hear bells ringing.

Another popular local spot to visit is L’Estaminet, which is charming and one of the best restaurants in Bruges.

I also recommend cruising on the waterways at the Canal, The Lover’s Bridge, and the Lake of Love which are some of the best sightseeing spots.

Don’t forget to check out some of the best Instagram photography spots in Bruges.

Book here your Bruges Canal Cruise

2. Ghent Christmas Market

best Christmas markets in the world, Historical centre of Ghent with old post office, Saint-Nicholas Church and Belfry during Christmas
The Saint-Nicholas Church and Belfry during Christmas in Ghent

If you are not aware of this fantastic city, you are really missing something out! If you want to experience real Belgium, then Ghent has to be on your list.

Ghent is one of the largest cities in the Belgian Flanders region.

Being one of the best Christmas markets in the Flemish Region, you will find an array of decorative items to buy.

The numerous canals of the city will lure you with their enchanting atmosphere.

No wonder that the city is often considered one of the most beautiful towns in Belgium!

If you are in Ghent and want to purchase some Belgian Christmas ornaments, the Christmas market in Ghent is the right place to be.

You can come not just to do Christmas shopping but go ice skating as well.

Watch the street performances and ride the Ferris Wheels! It’s great fun for young and old!

There’s the Moose bar in Ghent as well where you can try delicious cocktails and don’t forget to visit the Children’s village.

All in all, the Ghent Christmas market is a foodie’s heaven!

Information about the Ghent Christmas market

When:

Where: the Groentenmarkt, the Korenmarkt, the Emille Braunplein, and the St.-Baafsplein

Opening hours:

The most popular foods to try on the Ghent Christmas market:

  • Cheese or prawn croquettes
  • Gentse Kop (delicatessen) is the most popular dish of Ghent
  • Stoverij (a dish slowly stewed in beer)
  • Vol-au-vent (small hollow case of puff pastry)
  • Gentse waterzooi (stew dish)
  • Balletjes (meatballs)

What else to do in Ghent?

When in Ghent, you must stroll through the Patershol, and go for vinyl hunting and visit the independent record stores. Vynilla and Music Mania are the best places to visit.

Be sure to visit Gravensteen, one of the best castles in Belgium.

You can also visit the local favorite, Vooruit Arts Center, where you will see all the local artists hanging out.

Don’t miss out on the S.M.A.K museum, the graffiti by ROA, the impressive St. Bavo’s Cathedral, …

Book here your Ghent Canal Cruise

3. Durbuy Christmas Market

Durbuy Christmas market, Belgium, standing next to a carousel outside of the Christmas market
Winter carousel in Durbuy, Belgium

This cute little town surrounded by enchanting nature is located in the heart of Belgium.

Did you know that Durbuy is also known as the smallest city in the world?

Despite that, there are many fun things to do in Durbuy during winter, including a popular Belgium Christmas market.

Only 2 hours away from Brussels, Durbuy attracts a lot of tourists and especially during Christmas.

It has a rich history and the rural areas are filled with heritage and different flavors. 

During the Christmas period, the town gets very festive and its numerous food stalls are inviting for food and drinks.

The atmosphere on the Durbuy Christmas market is a real party and that’s why many consider it to be the best Christmas market in Belgium.

The Christmas market of Durbuy lasts 4 weekends which light up the mood of Christmas day.

You will see many local artisans selling unique gift items, handicrafts, and lots of foods.

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, around 1000 candles are lit at 5.30 pm in the old town.

Information about the Durbuy Christmas market

When:

Where:

Opening hours:

The most popular foods to try on the Durbuy Christmas market:

There are lots of good things to taste in Durbuy including:

  • Pralines
  • Local beers
  • Foie gras on a hot potato
  • Caramelized almonds

What else to do in Durbuy?

Get ready for some fun too along with the Durbuy Christmas market.

You can’t miss the Durbuy Topiary Park and the La Ferme Au Chêne Brewery to try some local beer.

4. Brussels Christmas Market

places to visit in Belgium during Christmas, Grote Markt place on a Christmas evening Brussels Belgium
The Grand Place, Belgium during Christmas

The Brussels Christmas market is very popular in Belgium.

The Christmas market of Brussels takes place on 2 of the most beautiful squares of the Belgian capital: it expands from the Grand Place to the Place St. Catherine.

Even though Brussels is extremely popular for its delicious waffles and chocolates, many travelers visit it because of the fabulous Brussels Christmas market. But there is so much more!

A real winter wonderland will be awaiting you in Brussels with plenty of food and Christmas lights.

It’s a must, even if you just spend one day in Brussels.

The beautiful Christmas atmosphere of Brussels is the reason why people come here in abundance during Christmas.

And in order to burn all the calories, why not go hiking near Brussels?

Information about the Brussels Christmas market

When: From 26th November until 9th January

Where: the center of Brussels including the Grand Place, the Place St. Catherine, the Vismarkt, the Bourse, and the Muntplein

Opening hours:

From Monday to Sunday: from 12 pm to 10 pm

The most popular foods to try on the Brussels Christmas market:

Belgium, as we all know, is popular for its food and Brussels has many delicious meals to offer as well.

Luckily, if you’re wondering where to try Belgian food in Brussels during the winter, the Christmas market is the perfect place!

Some of the must-try foods on the Brussels Christmas market are:

  • Mussels
  • Fries (currently applying to become UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Meatballs
  • Flemish stew
  • Grey Shrimp Croquettes
  • Waffles
  • Paling in het groen (Eel in the green)

What else to do in Brussels?

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is a marvelous place for travelers.

It has a rich history and beautiful architecture to enjoy, and there are many fun things to do in Brussels.

Once you are done with your Christmas shopping, make sure to go to the Grand Place, check out the old England building, the Brussel’s Notre Dame Du Sablon, and of course the legendary Atomium building.

Book here the best Brussels Food Tours

5. Antwerp Christmas Market

where to visit in Belgium in Christmas, Christmas on Grote Markt in Antwerp. Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Christmas on the Grote Markt in Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium

Nothing is better than shopping at the Antwerp, Belgium Christmas market.

The market in Antwerp comes with something new every year. It’s thus a great surprise every year you visit.

In some years, you can even play miniature golf in a fire forest. If you get on the Ferris wheel, you’ll enjoy spectacular views over the Antwerp Old Town. 

The food in Antwerp is already fabulous but during the Christmas market, the town attracts foodies from Netherlands, France, and Luxembourg

Information about the Antwerp Christmas market

When: From 4th December until 9th January

Where: the Steenplein, the Suikerrui, the Grote Markt, the Handschoenmarkt and the Groenplaats

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: from 12 pm to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday: from 12 pm to 12 am

Special opening times:

December 24th & 31st; January 2nd & 9th: from 12 pm to 8 pm
January 1st: from 3 pm to 12 am

The most popular foods to try on the Antwerp Christmas market:

  • Waffles
  • Bolleke (famous beer)
  • Belgian chocolates
  • Belgian truffles
  • Cuperdons (typical Flemish, sweet delicacies)
  • Speculoos (sweet biscuits with spices)
  • Antwerpse handjes (butter biscuits with almonds and chocolate)

What else to do in Antwerp?

Once you are here and thinking of doing more than just some Christmas shopping at the Antwerp Christmas market, head to the Antwerp Central Station.

It is one of the prettiest train stations in Europe!

Gain some knowledge about the press printing at the Museum Plantin-Moretus and then go to the Ruben’s House, Red Star Line Museum, and the Antwerp Zoo.

Book here your Antwerp Walking Tour

6. Hasselt Christmas Market

Christmas in Belgium, Hasselt city hall at night. Liege, Flemish Region, Belgium.
Hasselt city hall at night

Hasselt hosts a winter event along with the Christmas market during the Christmas holidays known as “Winterland Hasselt“.

There is the village of Santa Claus, an indoor ice-rink, and lots of food and drinks.

The Hasselt Christmas market is the central heart of Hasselt during the holiday period.

Come here to enjoy the Christmas lights but also a roller-coaster, and several carousels.

The winter atmosphere of the town can be seen and felt throughout the Kolonel Dusartplein.

Information about the Hasselt Christmas market

When: From 20th November until 9th January

Where: the Kolonel Dussartplein

Opening hours:

Daily from 11 am until 10 pm

Special opening times:

December 24: 11 am until 6 pm

The most popular foods to try on the Hasselt Christmas market:

  • Stoemp (stamppot)
  • Grey shrimp croquettes
  • Speculoos (a spiced shortcrust biscuit)
  • Waterzooi (a chicken or fish soup)
  • Waffles
  • Chocolates are a must-try

What else to do in Hasselt?

Hasselt houses the most significant Japanese Garden in entire Europe.

It was opened in 1992. After a hectic shopping day, you can come to the Japanese garden to relax.

Make a stop at Hasselt’s “Fashion Museum”, which is a favorite for fashion addicts.

This museum is dedicated to clothing and fashion. During winter, nothing can be better than exploring the Jenever museum and trying the local drink from Hasselt. 

7. Leuven Christmas Market

Best Christmas markets in Belgium, Magnificent City Hall of Leuven and St. Peter's Church in Belgium
The magnificent city hall of Leuven and the St. Peter’s Church in Belgium

Visit Leuven during Christmas time, and you will be awestruck by its glowing beauty. Indeed, Leuven turns into a magical place during Christmas.

The cold easterly winds and people enjoying warm drinks in the numerous bars of the student city are one of the most seen scenes.

With the town hall festively illuminated, the Leuven Christmas Market has been chosen as the “coziest Christmas market in Europe“.

While everyone gets ready for the Christmas spirit, I recommend visiting the Leuven Christmas market in order to shop decorative items for your Christmas tree and buy chocolates for everyone.

The tradition to follow is eating beignets, also known as “ollieballen” at “t Wit Madammeke”.

At the Leuven Christmas market, there are over 140 stands waiting for you. Many of them sell artisan goods and different seasonal products.

Information about the Leuven Christmas market

When:

Where: the Hooverplein and the Laudeuzeplein

Opening hours:

The most popular foods to try on the Leuven Christmas market:

  • Mulled wine
  • Jenever gin
  • Belgian waffles
  • Deep-fried oliebollen (beignets)

What else to do in Leuven?

Leuven is one of the prettiest cities in Belgium.

After visiting the Christmas market, visit Fonske. This quirky statue honors the city’s educational heritage.

It is located on the breathtaking historic square of Leuven. 

You can visit the Stadhuis, the Sint-Peiterskerk, and don’t miss to visit the local bars to try some drinks and foods.

8. Namur Christmas Market

Christmas market kiosk in Belgium, traditional hanging Christmas tree decorations
Traditional hanging Christmas tree decorations

Namur is located at the confluence of the Sambre River and the Meuse.

During Christmas time, Namur attracts visitors from entire Belgium and even from the Netherlands and France.

The Christmas market looks exquisite thanks to the town’s unique setting at the rivers.

You will see people selling seasonal products, Christmas decoration items, gift items, artisanal products, and many other great items.

Plenty of bands, folkloristic groups, and choirs will guarantee a very festive atmosphere.

There are over 100 lodges in the illuminated historic city center of Namur.

Information about the Namur Christmas market

When:

Where:

Opening hours:

The most popular foods to try on the Namur Christmas market:

Foods and drinks are available in Namur in abundance. You will never run out of choices.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Baked crusty rolls for breakfast with a delicious cup of coffee
  • Christmas cookies
  • Potato croquettes
  • Seafood 

9. Liege Christmas Market

Where to go during Christmas in Belgium, Christmas decorations in Belgium
Christmas market details

Liege in Belgium has the oldest Christmas market.

You might not know it, but Liege attracts 1.5 million people from all over the world during their Christmas period.

This is without any doubt one of the best Christmas markets in Belgium.

Come here to buy Belgian Christmas ornaments, have some food, enjoy, and relax.

The Christmas market of Liege looks like a village during the holiday period.

During your visit, you can’t skip the traditional cozy restaurants such as Le Chalet de la Gruyere, La Maison du Peket, and le Chalet.

The food at the Liege Christmas market is to die for and that’s why Liege during Christmas is one of the best Christmas markets in Belgium you can visit.

Information about the Liege Christmas market

When:

Where: the Saint-Lambert Square and the Marché de Liège Square

Opening hours:

The most popular foods to try on the Liege Christmas market:

  • Peket, a sweet alcoholic drink
  • Belgian fries
  • Waffles from Liege which are distinct from the ones in Brussels
  • Plenty of cookies
  • Roasted almonds

What else to do in Liege?

During the Christmas period, try ice skating in Liege and finish your day with some delicious foods and Christmas drinks.

Other sights that you should definitely include in your itinerary to Liege are the Montagne de Bueren, the Curtius Museum, and the St. Paul’s Cathedral in Liege.

Definitely visit The Citadel of Liège, one of the best things to do in Liege.

10. Arlon Christmas Market

Traditional Christmas markets in Europe, bike with Christmas lights outside of a Christmas market

The Arlon Christmas market is not as big as the one from Liege, but it’s a must-visit as well.

It is small and cozy, and the Christmas market keeps the Christmas spirit alive in the best way.

Arlon is located at the border to Luxembourg at the south of the Wallonia Region in Belgium.

It has quite a unique charm that cannot be found in any other Belgian town. 

Bring along your kids to meet Santa Claus, because that’s a tradition they have been following for ages.

You can visit the Arlon Christmas market to buy different artisan, and typically Belgian products.

You can’t miss trying out some delicious foods and Belgian beers. During some editions, there is even an ice-skating rink waiting for you in Arlon. 

Information about the Arlon Christmas market

When: From December 10th – 12th and December 17th – 20th

Where: the Place Léopold and the Old Justice Palace

Opening hours:

The market will be open from 4 pm on Friday and from 12 pm on other days.

The most popular foods to try on the Arlon Christmas market:

  • Spicy-sweet speculoos
  • Traditional Christmas cookies
  • Waffles and chocolates

What else to do in Arlon?

After buying all the Christmas ornaments and decorative items at Arlon’s Christmas market, take out some time to explore the city.

Go to the Maison Gasper, the Eglise St Martin, the Musee Archeologique, the Areler Knippchen (the highest point of the town), and try out some delicious foods at Le Fils de Paul.

11. Louvain-la-Neuve

best Belgian Christmas markets, a person holding two mugs of hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is a tasty treat at Belgium Christmas Markets

The town square of Louvain-la-Neuve gets transformed each year when the Christmas market is set up.

Instead of an open space, visitors will find themselves in a pop-up winter wonderland.

For the Belgium Christmas market in Louvain-la-Neuve, the square will be filled with dozens of decorated wooden huts dusted with snow.

Between these festive buildings will be plenty of snowy trees and Christmas lights. The picturesque look of this market alone makes it one of the best Christmas markets in the world.

There are so many different things to see.

Visitors can expect to find traditionally made objects, hand-crafted toys, and jewelry, as well as Christmas candles, lights, wreaths, and other decorations.

If you’re hungry, why not try out some of the different Christmas treats on offer?

Over 80 artisans regularly attend the markets, selling everything from candies and sweets to drinks and savory snacks.

Information about the Louvain-la-Neuve Christmas market

When: From November 26th to December 20th

Where: Grand Place de Louvain-la-Neuve

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: from 11 am to 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: from 11 am to 10 pm

The most popular foods to try on the Louvain-la-Neuve Christmas market:

  • Belgian Spice Biscuits (Spéculoos)
  • Mulled wine
  • Sweet mini donuts
  • Jams and preserves
  • Foie gras

What else to do in Louvain-la-Neuve?

Louvain-la-Neuve is home to the Hergé Museum, where fans of the cartoonist can find out about his life and his most famous creation: The Adventures of Tintin.

For other learning, just head to Museum L, the University Museum of Louvain-la-Neuve.

If you’re feeling active, a good way of exploring Louvain-la-Neuve is to take a Segway tour.

To keep yourself refreshed, make sure to pick up a hot drink at Manhattan Barista Lounge, or grab a beer at the Beerlovers’ Shop if you prefer.

12. Charleroi

visit Christmas market Charleroi in Belgium, large brick building with rounded windows
Charleroi, Belgium

The city of Charleroi is one of the best places to experience Christmas in Belgium.

It’s the largest city in the French-speaking district of Wallonia but gets much less of a crowd at Christmas time than more well-known places like Brussels or Ghent.

Each year, the citizens of Charleroi create a mini Christmas village in their town square.

These pop-up wooden lodges are occupied by a regularly changing range of different artisans, selling anything and everything you could hope to find at a Belgian Christmas market.

Along with seasonal foods such as cookies, chocolates, and mulled wine, why not try out some of Charleroi’s winter oysters under the warm cover of a heated terrace?

If it’s Christmas market gifts you’re after, you’ll enjoy walking amongst the stalls selling all kinds of homeware, festive crafts, and decorations.

As you explore, you might hear the sound of choral music coming from the town belfry, where a choir regularly performs festive Belgian folk songs.

Once you’ve enjoyed the market itself, make sure to head to the 700m² ice rink that gets set up each year for a festive skate.

And on Friday nights, you can dance the night away at the weekly neon disco party.

Information about the Charleroi Christmas market

When: From November 26th to January 8th

Where: Place de la Digue, Place Charles II

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: from 10 am to 9 pm
Friday: from 10 am to midnight
Saturday: from 10 am to 10 pm

Special opening times:

December 24th & 31st: from 10 am to 6 pm
December 25th & January 1st: from 4 pm to 9 pm

The most popular foods to try on the Charleroi Christmas market:

  • Champagne and oysters
  • Mulled wine
  • Belgian waffles
  • Crêpes

What else to do in Charleroi?

There’s plenty to see in Charleroi for those interested in art.

The nearby Museum of Fine Arts has many 19th and 20th century works of Belgian art, including a large number of pieces by the famous Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte.

The Glass Museum of Charleroi is also well worth checking out.

Other Small Christmas Markets in Belgium Worth Visiting

Tasty Christmas food in Belgium, Belgian waffles with whipped cream, chocolate and strawberries on the display case
Belgian waffles forever

These are the best places to visit in Belgium during Christmas if you want to experience the Belgium Christmas markets.

However, there are other small Christmas markets in Belgium as well which might interest you.

Here’s the list of some smaller Belgium Christmas markets. They will surprise you with their cozy, winter charm.

1. Mons Christmas market

When:

Mons is a great day trip from Brussels, especially during Christmas time. Indeed, the Christmas market of Mons is well known.

There will be a huge ice-skating rink awaiting you, a beautiful illuminated old town, and an artisan’s village where you can stock up on local goods and food. 

2. Wavre Christmas market

When: From December 10th until January 9th

If you love to eat and drink, the Wavre Christmas market is the right choice for you.

Come to the Place Alphonse Bosch, buy some beautiful Christmas gifts, and try out some lip-smacking waffles, tea, liquor, and coffee.

It’s a tiny, yet very cute Christmas market in Belgium. 

3. Mechelen Christmas market

When:

The beautiful illuminated town of Mechelen will lure you and make you feel like in a Christmas fairytale.

At the Christmas market Mechelen puts on there will be plenty of food stalls on the gorgeous square in front of the town hall.

4. Caves of Wonck Christmas market

When:

The Christmas Market “Caves of Wonck” in the French-speaking part of Belgium is great for those who want to celebrate Christmas off-the-beaten-track.

Indeed, the site is over 2000 years old.

There will be more than 75 stalls awaiting you in the underground galleries.

5. Ypres Christmas market

When:

Visit the Christmas market in Ypres, Belgium and buy loads of Christmas decorative items and gifts from the 23 stands.

The Ypres Christmas market doesn’t only attract you with its historical value, but also with its beautiful Christmas lights.

It’s foreseen that there will be an ice-skating ring waiting for you and your kids as well.

6. Ostend Christmas market

When:

The Ostend, Belgium Christmas market, located in the biggest town of the Belgian coast is another small, yet colorful Christmas market.

This market will last from the 29th of November until the 5th of January.

Here, you can enjoy plenty of fresh fish and seafood from the Belgian Coast. 

Ostend is particularly popular among families and no wonder that it figures among the best beach resorts in Belgium.

You can also take a day trip to the Belgian Coast and explore some of the fun things to do in Knokke.


I hope this list of the best Christmas markets in Belgium inspires you to visit this amazing country during the winter holidays.

As you can see, Xmas in Belgium is an extra special time and definitely worth experiencing at least once.

After all, the Belgium Christmas markets are some of the best Christmas markets in the world!


where is the best Christmas market in Belgium? Hanging out at Durbuy Christmas market, Belgium

MAP: The Best Christmas Markets in Belgium This Year


Short FAQ About Christmas Markets in Belgium

1. When do Christmas markets start in Belgium?

The dates for Belgium Christmas markets change every year, but many begin to open the last week in November, and most are open by the first week of December.

2. When do the Christmas markets close in Belgium?

Like the start dates, these change each year, but unfortunately, most of the markets are only open through December. However, many of the bigger ones like Brussels, Bruges, and Antwerp run until the beginning of January.

3. Which Belgian city is famous for its Christmas market?

Brussels has one of the most famous and well-known Christmas markets in Europe. People travel from all over the world to visit.


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