PiNCAMP is always on the search for the best motorhome routes in Europe. This time the trip went through Flanders in Belgium. This tour will be particularly popular with people who like magnificent cities, since the country has the highest urbanisation level in Europe. This is hardly surprising with so many impressive cities!
The trip starts in Antwerp. Belgium’s second largest city is particularly characterized by art and culture: works by famous artists such as Rubens and Van Dyck were created here. The city is also a major business centre, since 85% of the world’s diamonds are traded in the “diamond quarter”. The beautiful guild houses on the “Grote Markt” reflect the history, wealth, art and culture of Antwerp. The next highlight for the campers is just an hours’ drive away. The city of Ghent with its 400 listed buildings invites you to take a trip into the past. The historic city centre is perfect for a casual wander. The Gothic “Sint-Baafskathedraal”, which contains Belgium’s biggest organ, is particularly impressive. After a small detour via Eeklo, which is particularly well-known for its schnapps distilleries, among other things, the campers finally arrive in Bruges. The capital of West Flanders awaits you with picturesque Gothic buildings, many of which are now UNESCO world cultural heritage buildings. The traffic-free market with the colourful stepped gable houses is the showpiece of the city, and the best and most stylish way to explore it is in a horse-drawn carriage or on the canals by boat. A mere 15 kilometres separate Bruges from the North Sea coast, which is just 67 kilometres long in Belgium. However, along the coastline campers will discover many enchanting coastal resorts such as Blankenburg, De Haan and Knokkenheist: here you can breathe in the sea air at the end of the tour, feast on the fish or be amazed at a fantastic sunset when the weather is right.