Things to Do in Walloon Brabant
It is not only Walloon Brabant’s location – just half an hour south of Brussels by road – that makes it attractive for both business and leisure travellers alike. There is a wealth of things to see and do in Walloon Brabant, from sporty outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling to cultural and historic landmarks. Probably the most famous of these is Waterloo, venue for the 1815 battle that changed the course of European history. Explore the various memorial sites and other locations on the battlefield to help you understand the history of the events and their legacy.
Another highlight of the region is its pleasant towns and villages, from the medieval town centres of Nivelles and Wavre to the unique twin-centred urban environment of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve – a university town with a vibrant cultural and nightlife scene.
Where to Stay in Walloon Brabant
There are many hotel options in Walloon Brabant, all within easy reach of the main airports serving the region. Whether you are looking for a bed and breakfast in a picturesque town centre, a resort hotel with business facilities or a boutique hotel for a romantic getaway, you are sure to find the perfect base for your time in Walloon Brabant.
Flights to Walloon Brabant from UK Airports
You can fly to Brussels with a range of airlines offering many different fares and connections, including British Airways, Air France, KLM, Ryanair and more. There are direct flights to Brussels from airports across the UK, so make sure you search for the departure airport and fare that best suit your needs. Depending on where you are flying from in the UK, direct flights to Brussels will take between one hour 15 minutes and two hours.
Flights to Brussels
For many travellers heading to Walloon Brabant, the most useful and convenient arrival point will be Brussels Airport, thanks to the wide range of international flights using the airport and the onward transport links around Belgium. Most destinations in Walloon Brabant can be reached within 45 minutes by road from the airport – take a taxi or hire a car at the airport.
There are good public transport links from Brussels Airport around Walloon Brabant; for example, Brussels Airport is under an hour from Nivelles by train. There are also bus routes connecting the region with Brussels Airport.
Flights to Antwerp
You can also choose to fly to Walloon Brabant via Antwerp International Airport north of Brussels. A taxi to destinations throughout Walloon Brabant should take a little over an hour, while public transport links between Antwerp International and Walloon Brabant will usually take you via Brussels. Allow an hour and a half for the journey time including changes in Brussels.