Belgium's chocolate-box Christmases are perfectly captured both in the capital's beautiful, expansive market, and in the quiet, antiquarian appeal of the nearby town of Leuven.

Use Brussels as your base to explore both cities and tick off two Belgian Christmas markets in one trip. We even have a Brussels city break package​ that would be perfect! 

  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Up to 3 nights in a carefully selected city centre hotel
  • Fantastic onboard facilities
  • Return coach transfers to Amsterdam city centre

getting there

Our three ferry crossings from the UK to Europe are ideal for this 2-night getaway to Belgium. Travel from Newcastle to Amsterdam, perfect if you’re coming the north or Scotland, and our Dutch port is less than 3 hours from Brussels. You can also travel from Dover to Dunkirk, from which Brussels is less than 2 hours’ drive, or from Dover to Calais which is only 2¼ hours drive to the Belgian capital.


Day 1 – Brussels

Transformed into a winter wonderland, Belgium’s capital does not disappoint. There are Christmas markets across the city. Authentic chalets serve up the finest in hearty, Belgian cuisine, as well as sweet treats and crafts. There are also fairground rides, including the iconic big wheel.

Day 2 – Leuven

Just 45 minutes from Brussels, set off early to make sure you have time to explore all the Christmas in Leuven has to offer. Walking round, you might ask yourself if you’re in Bruges. The Flemish design is unmistakable.

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