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10 Unique Things to Do in Belgium to Surprise Your Partner

Looking to surprise your partner with a one-of-a-kind adventure? Belgium has an array of extraordinary activities to offer. From a BBQ on the water in Limburg to a magical overnight stay at Pairi Daiza, here are eleven exceptional experiences to do with your partner in Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels.

Unique things to do in Belgium with your partner

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BBQ on the Water in Limburg

Picture a romantic evening floating along tranquil waterways in Herentals while enjoying a delightful BBQ, just perfect! Charter a private boat equipped with a grill, where you can savor mouthwatering meat, fish, or veggies with Boat BQ. You can enjoy lunch or dinner but also climb on board for a delicious brunch. This enchanting experience allows you to relish the serenity of the surroundings while enjoying each other's company. Make a reservation for Boat BQ on their website.

Overnight Stay at Pairi Daiza

Have you ever wished to sleep next to a lion, a bear, or even a polar bear? Then, this is your chance to take your partner on a wild adventure to Pairi Daiza. No you're not just going to a zoo, you are sleeping in the zoo! After opening hours there is a whole new world ready to explore in the beautiful Pairi Daiza located in the Hainaut province.

Book a truly unforgettable experience by spending the night at one of their luxurious accommodations, such as the Walrus House, the Pinguin House, or the Tiger House.

Magical Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia of the North

Let's take a look at the other side of Belgium. We head to Namur in Wallonia for this next adventure. Embark on a romantic hot air balloon ride over the stunning countryside of Namur, often referred to as the Cappadocia of the North. Drift through the sky hand-in-hand as you marvel at the panoramic views of rolling hills, picturesque villages, and majestic castles. Book this experience in advance and enjoy the oldest form of aviation with your partner.

Hot Air Balloon Belgium

Dinner in the Sky in Brussels

Talking of a unique thing to do in Belgium with your partner, what about eating in the sky! Elevate your dining experience to new heights by indulging in a meal suspended in the sky.

Brussels offers "Dinner in the Sky," an extraordinary concept where a table is hoisted by a crane to a considerable height, offering panoramic views of the city while you savor a gourmet meal. This thrilling and unique experience combines fine dining with a touch of adventure, creating a truly unforgettable evening for you and your partner.

Local Dinner in the Medieval Castle Reinhardstein

Nowadays is overrated why not travel back in time and surprise your partner with a candlelit dinner in a medieval castle? Didn't think of that one? Well in Castle Reinhardstein located near Malmedy in the High Fens, you can order a local traditional food platter, especially for you and your partner while you enjoy the beautiful scenery and the castle life.

Do you wish to enjoy a beautiful hike after or before your dinner? Read more about Castle Reinhardstein.

Dinner at castle reinhardstein in Malmedy

Romantic Stroll through Bruges at Night

Burges is known to be one of Belgium's most romantic cities. But have you visited this little version of Venice in the evening? Take an evening stroll through the enchanting streets and canals, as the city is bathed in the soft glow of streetlights and the moon. Discover hidden corners, admire the historic architecture, and share intimate moments as you immerse yourselves in the romantic ambiance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

My tip? Bring a bottle of excellent champagne and two glasses along with you with some strawberries and enjoy some time alone with your partner far away from the noise of the day.

Bruges during the night

Find other activities in Bruges

Do you prefer to discover the city during the daytime? These 3 excursions will take you on a boat ride through the beautiful canals of the romantic city of Bruges.

Delicious Food Workshop in Brussels

No one can ever go wrong with food! Do you want to share a beautiful moment with your partner? Don't just sit down at the restaurant but create the food yourself during a delicious food workshop. Craft personalized treats for each other, and savor the joy of creating something delicious together. These are some of my favorite workshops in Belgium.

Enjoy a picnic on the rafts of Ghent

Ghent is known for its beautiful waterways and historic buildings. The Gravensteen Castle of course is a well-known architectural wonder but Ghent has even more to offer. Surprise your partner with a romantic moment on the canals of Ghent, but not on a boat, on a floating raft! The floating platforms are driven by whisper-quiet electric engines and are powered by solar- and wind energy.

You can choose between two sailing areas, the route which covers monumental buildings next to the riverside. Or the northeast side which is a hip and trendy neighborhood.

Bring your drinks, and delicious homemade food and create the most unique picnic for your loved one. You will have the most unique scenery of Ghent while enjoying a moment alone. Book your floating raft.

Vlot Ghent
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Adventure in the Ardennes

Escape to the picturesque region of the Ardennes and embark on an adventurous journey together. Engage in thrilling activities like hiking, cycling, or kayaking amidst lush forests and scenic landscapes. Explore hidden caves, conquer challenging trails, and bond with your partner through exciting outdoor experiences. Here are some of my favorite places in the Ardennes.

La Charmille La Reid
Baraque de Fraiture
Viewpoint in the Ardennes
Romantic hike at plateau des tilles

Wine Tasting in the Vineyards of Wallonia

Say I love you with wine! There are a lot of unique things to do in Belgium but venturing into the charming vineyards of Wallonia is definilty a special one. Here you can embark on a romantic wine-tasting journey. Explore picturesque wineries and cellars, sample a variety of local wines, and learn about the winemaking process together.

Enjoy the serene countryside views as you savor each sip and discover new flavors, deepening your appreciation for Belgian wines and creating lasting memories. Winetourism has gathered the best wine tours of Belgium so make sure to have a look if you want to do a winetasing and book on their site.

Wine tasting in Wallonia
wine tasting Belgium

Unique things to do in Belgium

If you want to know more activities to do in Belgium, check out GetYourGuide. They have over 75.000 excursions worldwide and they also have a ton of unique experiences in Belgium.

I have a last surprise for you for a special date night. It's one I did recently with my own partner. It is not located in Belgium, so I couldn't count it in my top 10 unique places, but it's right across the Belgian border in Eindhoven.

Reserve a spot at Dinner in Motion in Eindhoven

Dinner in Motion is a 360° virtual dining experience where you will eat gastronomic food while enjoying a show all around you. If you want to find out about this experience, read my blog article about Dinner in Motion.

Dinner in Motion Eindhoven
Dinner in Motion unique restaurant

I hope you will enjoy these 10 unique places in Belgium to surprise your partner. With wine, food, activity, and adrenaline I am sure you can provide a romantic day out that you both will not soon forget. If you like to get more inspiration keep on reading about Belgium.

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I am a Belgian lady, traveling solo around the world and sharing my best tips with you! My dream is to become a full-time travel blogger. Read more about my journey to get there.

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