A stopover in Belgium this Easter, for some of the finest chocolate to be had, could be just the family trip you’re looking for. Be warned, over the Easter holidays there will be a few closures so you won’t get the full experience. But if you’re in it for the chocolate, a hunt around the shops for the perfect Easter egg in the medieval atmosphere of the streets of Brussels will make your Easter a great one.
Belgium was listed in the Independent’s top ten places to visit over the Easter Break. Towns such as Ghent and Antwerp are beautiful all year round, at Easter chocolate is put even more at the forefront. It is also an excellent time to take in a bit of culture as well as cocoa, with various processions and Cathedral services going on throughout the religious holiday.
We would advise that since it will be Bank Holidays aplenty, make sure you have enough cash with you since the banks will be closed and cash machines have a nasty tendency to run empty in highly populated areas. The Easter market days in Bruges will be a particular highlight, and it would be a dreadful shame to miss out on a bargain because the ATM hasn’t been topped up.
P&O can get you to the chocolatey centre of Europe this Easter with its Hull to Zeebrugge ferry. Alternatively you can catch one of 25 daily P&O Ferries crossings from Dover to Calais and drive the short distance to the Belgian border.
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