Belgium is one of the Benelux countries, situated on the North Sea coast. The country is bordered by Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Belgium is famous for many things; beer and chocolate being among the most obvious. The country also hosts a number of large festivals, and is home to a selection of picturesque castles and towns.

Grounded travel to Belgium is simple, as the country is well connected by high speed rail routes, including the Eurostar service from London. Other high speed rail services link the country with its neighbours and others including Switzerland. The country is also well served by international coach services operated by Eurolines, and ferry services to Zeebrugge (from Hull in the United Kingdom).