Explore Explore France, Belgium and Netherland
Explore France, Belgium and Netherland
Western Trio

Western Europe is a mixed bag in the best possible way. Put your hand in and you’ll pull out a different country, culture, cuisine and history each time. A ride on the Seine, the wonder of the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, French cooking and patisseries, Disneyland Paris…you’re going to be busy here. Calm things down by heading to Belgium where you can enjoy the craft beers, waffles, chocolates, museums in Bruges, the slick nightlife of Antwerp, the wilderness of Ardennes. Continue your tour of Western Europe with a wander through Luxembourg.

This country is home to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the cheerful Parc Merveilleux, the stern Echternach Benedictine Abbey, the imposing Walls of Corniche, the stunning Palace Guillame and the scenic town of Vianden. Other countries in Western Europe include Ireland, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Andorra.

'France'- France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

'Belgium'- Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and elegant art-nouveau buildings., Bruges canals, Antwerp fashion, decadent chocolate, mussels and chips, belfries and castles, crazy carnivals, Tintin and Trappist beer.

'Netherland' -The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century Golden Age.

Countries
France, Belgium, Netherlands
Things to do
  • France
  • Attractions
  • Museums & Churches
  • Art and Culture
  • History & Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Belgium
  • Attractions
  • Castles
  • History & Heritage
  • Beer
  • Classic Art
  • Local Food
  • Netherland
  • Attractions
  • History & Architecture
  • Museums
  • Art and Culture
  • Markets Visits
  • Windmills visits
  • Nightlife
  • Local Food
Cuisine
  • France- France Popular foods - Baguette (French Bread), Baguette Sandwich, Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée (Onion Soup), Croque-Monsieur (Ham and Cheese Sandwich), Mousse au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse), Fromage (Cheese Board)
  • Belgium- Outside the country, Belgium is best known for its chocolate, waffles, fries and beer. Though Belgium has many distinctive national dishes, many internationally popular foods like hamburgers and spaghetti bolognese are also popular in Belgium, and most of what Belgians eat is also eaten in neighbouring countries.
  • Netherland- Haring or 'Hollandse Nieuwe' (Dutch new herring) is probably the most famous Dutch food. If you like fish you should at least try it once. The raw herring is served together with chopped raw onions and gherkins.
Costs
  • Budget: €130 to € 180 per day
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €90 - €120 per day
  • Lunch menus (set meals): less than €20
  • Public transport: €2 – €8
  • Car hire: €35–80
  • Acitvity tickets: €25–150
Visa
  • Schengen visa, you may enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of the visa. Internal border controls are limited with no or few stops and checks.
  • You apply for a Schengen visa to the country where you will spend most time (most overnights): the Netherlands, if you spend more time in Amsterdam than in Paris or Brussels.
  • Processing Time - 15 working day
  • Documents for FRANCE Visa - Valid Passport (Validy - Six months), A photocopy of duly filled visa application form, Two colour photographs, Covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose and duration of the visit, Original confirmed return/onward air ticket, Proof of hotel reservation, Original and photocopy of Income Tax Returns and photocopy of pan card, Original and photocopy of Investment documents.
Season to Visit
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 07 Days - 10 Days

Known For
  • France
  • Eiffel Tower
  • the Louvre
  • the Cathedral of Notre Dame
  • the Latin Quarter
  • Montmartre
  • the Georges Pompidou Center
  • Belgium
  • Bruges
  • Brussels' Grand Place
  • Chocolate
  • Flemish Primitives
  • Belfries & Begijnhoven
  • Castles
  • Antwerp Art & Fashion
  • Belgian Beer
  • Art Cities
  • Caves of the Ardennes
  • Flanders Fields
  • Art Nouveau
  • Cartoon Culture
  • Netherland
  • Canal Ring in Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam's Architecture
  • Artistic Masterpieces
  • Cycling
  • Brown Cafes
  • Dutch Cheese
  • Rijksmuseum
  • AnneFrank Museum
Areas to Visit
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Bruges
  • Antwrep

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