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Flanders, Belgium

How much does it cost to travel to Flanders?

You should plan to spend around $138 (€127) per day on your vacation in Flanders. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $43 (€40) on meals
  • $24 (€22) on local transportation
  • $149 (€137) on hotels

A one week trip to Flanders for two people costs, on average, $1,936 (€1,781). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Flanders cost?

A one week trip to Flanders usually costs around $968 (€890) for one person and $1,936 (€1,781) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Flanders on average costs around $1,936 (€1,781) for one person and $3,871 (€3,561) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Flanders will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Flanders on average costs around $4,148 (€3,816) for one person and $8,296 (€7,631) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Flanders has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Flanders expensive to visit?

Prices in Flanders are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Flanders is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Flanders Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Flanders?

The average Flanders trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Flanders travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 137 ($149)
Local Transportation 1 22 ($24)
Food 2 40 ($43)
Entertainment 1 16 ($17)
Alcohol 2 9 - 28 ($10 - 30)
Accommodation Budget in Flanders
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Flanders is $75 (€69). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Flanders is $149 (€137). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Flanders

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Transportation Budget in Flanders
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Flanders is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (€22) per person, per day, on local transportation in Flanders.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Flanders
How much does it cost to go to Flanders? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Flanders
The price of renting a car in Flanders will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Flanders
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Flanders can vary, the average cost of food in Flanders is $43 (€40) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Flanders should cost around $17 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Flanders is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Flanders
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  • Entertainment and activities in Flanders typically cost an average of $17 (€16) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Flanders
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  • The average person spends about $20 (€18) on alcoholic beverages in Flanders per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Flanders
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  • On average, people spend $3.40 (€3.13) on bottled water in Flanders per day. The public water in Flanders is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Flanders On a Budget
Flanders Ghent, Belgium
The Northern region of Belgium, commonly known as Flanders, is a popular destination for travelers. It includes well-known cities like Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Bruges. It is the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium and has many sights and historical attractions to see.
In Bruges, one of the most famous monuments is located in the city center. It is a 13th century Belfry with 48 bells. Another place to check out is De Halve Maan Brewery, which dates back to the 16th century. Today it is an independent brewery where you can take a tour, go up onto the roof for amazing views of the city, and of course sample beers! Belgium is known for many things, one of them being beer, so this brewery is definitely worthwhile and only costs six euro to get in.

In Ghent make sure to visit the medieval Gravensteen castle. It was built nine meters above ground in 1180. Today, it is open to the public to explore. There is also a museum located inside that displays many various torture mechanisms that were used centuries ago in the city of Ghent.

One of the famous sights in Brussels is called Manneken Pis (loosely translated to "Little Man Pee" in English). You will find a lot of paraphernalia with Manneken Pis on it, and the best street fries you will find are named after him. You'll be surprised by the size of the famous statue!

If you like street art, you'll want to visit the Brussels' Comic Book Route. It is a path where comic book art murals have been curated on the walls of many buildings. You'll see images from famous Belgian comics like, The Adventures of Tin Tin, Gaston, and Lucky Luke. In Brussels there are also many famous churches and buildings including the Grand Place in the center of the city, and the Gothic Hotel de Ville.

Central Station in Antwerp is a sight to see in itself, with its glass dome and marble interior. There are several beautiful churches all over the city including, St. James' Church, Cathedral of Our Lady, and Saint Boniface Church. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts is another sight in Antwerp that shouldn't be missed for those art fanatics. This museum holds works of leading Dutch masters.
There are many different cities in Flanders that are commonly traveled by foreigners. Bruges is one of these cities, located in West Flanders. The quiet cobble stone roads run along canals and old medieval buildings. Ghent is another city that is frequently visited. It is located in East Flanders and is known for its university as well as its prominent port. Brussels is the capital of Belgium, and the home of the European Union headquarters. While Brussels has been known to be a Dutch-speaking city in the past, today the major language is French. Antwerp, which is very near to the border of The Netherlands, is a city known for history in diamonds and fashion. Antwerp was a center for diamond traders, cutters and polishers centuries ago and is the home of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

If you happen to be traveling in Flanders during the winter, the Christmas markets are not to be missed. They are usually up twice a week in the months leading up to Christmas. A notable one is in Ghent; it offers ice-skating, merry go-rounds, street vendors selling Belgian craftwork, and impeccable street food. Ollibollen is a traditional holiday treat; they are small deep fried dumplings with powdered sugar on top. Be sure to try the hot wine as well!

The Flanders battlefield tour is truly an eye opening activity. The tour covers significant battlefields around the Ypres Salient and the Somme that occurred during World War One.

The 2008 film titled In Bruges has brought many people to visit the city in which it was filmed. There is a walking tour that takes you to some of the sights where certain scenes were shot.
Food and Dining
Flanders is most known for its chocolate, waffles, mussels, fries, and of course beer. There are over 2,000 chocolatiers in Flanders. Leonidas is the most common one where you can buy and try almost any kind of chocolate you can imagine!

Belgian waffles are all over the Flanders region; they are usually at walk-up windows where you can order to go. The same thing goes for the fries, the most common walk-up place to get fries is a chain called "Manneken Pis". They come in a cone and you can choose which kind of dipping sauce you want. The most common sauce for fries is mayonnaise, and it's a lot more delicious than it sounds!

The mussels in Flanders are served with fries as well so that you have something to dip into the leftover broth. Flanders also has over one hundred breweries, with almost every type of beer you could possibly want.

Most traveling to and within Flanders can be done by train. Major train stations around Europe will have trains that travel into Antwerp or Brussels. Within the country, the NMBS/SNCB travel service can take you between each city. While staying in your designated city, there are busses that run frequently. Train tickets can be purchased in the station on kiosks that offer an English option.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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