You can find on this page the Belgium cities map to print and to download in PDF. The Belgium map city presents main cities, towns and presents the capital of Belgium in Western Europe.

Map of Belgium with cities

Map of Belgium city

The map of Belgium with cities shows all big and medium towns of Belgium. This map of cities of Belgium will allow you to easily find the city where you want to travel in Belgium in Western Europe. The Belgium cities map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Although all of Belgium cities are well worth a visit, the top picks are ones that can offer tourists a combination of history, culture, architecture, and things to do. Belgium best cities are also known for their excellent museums, especially the art museums, which often feature extensive collections of the Old Flemish Masters. The old city of Ghent is rife with beautiful historic buildings, many of which are the guild houses and markets that run along the Graseli Canal as you can see in the Map of Belgium with cities. The oldest of these buildings is the Romanesque Koornstapelhuis, built around the year 1200. The House of the Masons (Gildehuis der Metselaars) and House of the Free Boatmen (Gildehuis der Vrije Schippers) date back to the early 16th century, and the Customs House (Tolhuisje) was built in 1682. The Korenlei Canal is lined with more fine examples, most of which once served as private homes to the city elite merchants.

The distinctly medieval old city of Bruges is one of Belgium most romantic destinations, full of narrow cobblestoned streets and sleepy canals. Bruges main squares, the Markt and Burg Square (also known simply as "the Burg"), are located at the heart of the historic district. This is the ideal area to start a day of sightseeing, with plenty of historic buildings and landmark sights. Despite a great deal of destruction during both World Wars, a good number of Leuven most impressive historic buildings still stand. Tourists will want to start in the center of the old town at the Grote Markt, an area that is still the hub of the city social activity. Towering above the head of the square is St. Peter Church (Sint-Pieterskerk), an impressive example of Brabant Gothic architecture that houses the Museum of Religious Art (Stedelijk Museum voor Religieuze Kunst) as its shown in the Map of Belgium with cities. The old City Hall (Stadhuis) also sits on the square, showcasing its ornate facades complete with 236 figures.

The city of Mons is located south of Brussels near the French border, acting as a hub for several major routes that converge and spider out in all directions. Like many other Belgian cities, the city center is the historic Grand-Place, a lively square lined with shops, restaurants, and cafés. This is an excellent place to visit for an afternoon spent admiring the buildings of City Hall (also known as the Hôtel de Ville), some of which date back to the mid-15th century. Although a great deal of the city original buildings were destroyed during World War I, Ypres is still home to many fine historic landmarks. The Grote Markt is still dominated by the enormous Lakenhalle (Cloth Hall), a building that was the center of the town once prosperous industry as its mentioned in the Map of Belgium with cities. Mechelen is a lovely historic city in Flanders conveniently located about halfway between Antwerp and Brussels, only about 20 minutes by train from either city.

Map of Belgium with major cities

Map of Belgium with main cities

The map of Belgium with major cities shows all biggest and main towns of Belgium. This map of major cities of Belgium will allow you to easily find the big city where you want to travel in Belgium in Western Europe. The Belgium major cities map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The majority of the population of 11 million live in cities. Brussels is by far the most populous metropolitan area in Belgium, and is also the capital city. Approximately 1,789,447 people live throughout the entire metropolitan area, which is referred to as the Brussels-Capital Region. Of the people living here, around 70% are immigrants from other countries. The two largest groups are from France and Morocco. This city has a long history beginning with its founding in 979 AD. Its location on the Senne River soon made the city an important trade center as you can see in the Map of Belgium with major cities. Its population quickly grew, the nearby marshes were emptied for development, and walls were built by the 1200. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, when Belgium won its independence from France, Brussels became the capital. Today, the economy of this city revolves around public administration. Additionally, it is home to several multinational headquarters.

The second most populous metropolitan area in Belgium is Antwerp, which is also the capital of the namesake Antwerp Province. Around 940,671 residents live here and the greater metropolitan area. This city is located along the Scheldt River and covers an area of 78.96 square miles as its shown in the Map of Belgium with major cities. Between 36% and 39% of the population here are from foreign countries, however that number is growing and is expected to be 50% by 2020. According to archaeological records, the area has been inhabited since the Second Century AD and was named in the 4th Century. By the end of the 1400, Antwerp became an important trade center, particularly for sugar and later in the silver and textile industries. After the violence of the religious revolution in 1566, the river was closed to trading and the population and economy of Antwerp began to decline. The city suffered damages during both World War I and War War II and it was not until the 21st Century that Antwerp began to grow again, this time as a fashion center and port city.

Liege is the third most populous city in Belgium, housing 633,934 residents within its metro area. It is located along the Meuse River in the Liege province, near the Netherlands and Germany. The residents of Liege are predominately French-speaking, while German and Dutch speakers comprise linguistic minorities. Immigration into the city has been increasing since the 1990, particularly people from Turkey, Morocco, and Algeria. Liege has had military fortifications since the early 14th Century that have been redesigned and strengthened over the years. During World War II, the Germans invaded and took control of these forts for around 4 years, until September of 1944. After the war, the city coal and steel industries began to decline, causing high unemployment rates throughout the city as its mentioned in the Map of Belgium with major cities. Recently, the economy began improving, mainly because of Belgium membership in the European Union. It is now considered the most important economic center in the Wallonia region.

Capital of Belgium map

Map of Belgium capital

The capital of Belgium map shows the main city of Belgium. This capital map of Belgium will allow you to easily plan your travel in the capital of the country Belgium in Western Europe. The capital of Belgium map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The City of Brussels (French: Bruxelles-Ville [bʀyˈsɛl ˈvil] or Ville de Bruxelles [ˈvil də bʀyˈsɛl], Dutch: Stad Brussel [ˈstɑt ˈbrʏ.səl], German: Stadt Brüssel [ʃtat ˈbʁʏ.səl]) is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the official capital of Belgium. Somewhat in the way that the City of London is different from London, the City of Brussels is different from Brussels. However, the expansion of the City was frozen at a later stage than the City of London, so that in addition to the old centre of Brussels, the towns of Haren, Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, and Avenue Louise and the Bois de la Cambre park to the south, are included. On 1 January 2006, the City of Brussels had a total population of 144,784 as you can see in the Capital of Belgium map. The total area is 32.61 km² which gives a population density of 4,440 inhabitants per km². As of 2007, there were approximately 50,000 registered non-Belgians in the City of Brussels.

As in every other Belgian municipality, the City of Brussels is headed by a mayor, which should be confused with neither the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region nor the Governor of Brussels-Capital. According to the Belgian Constitution (Art. 194) the capital of Belgium is the City of Brussels municipality. Arguments that the use of lower case in "ville" and "stad" in Article 194 for "ville de Bruxelles" (French), "stad Brussel" (Dutch) makes a subtle difference and means that Brussels at large as the capital cannot be defended on a legal basis. However, although the City of Brussels is the official capital, the funds delegated by the federation and region for the representative role of the capital are divided among the 19 municipalities and, in practice, national Belgian institutions are indeed located not only in the City of Brussels, although many are, but also in most of the other 18 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital region. The implication is that de facto the entire Region serves as capital, but de jure only the City of Brussels is entitled to the title of capital of Belgium as its shown in the Capital of Belgium map.

Brussels became the capital of the department of the Dyle. It remained a part of France until 1815, when it joined the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The former Dyle department became the province of South Brabant, with Brussels as its capital. In 1830, the Belgian revolution took place in Brussels after a performance of Auber opera La Muette de Portici at the La Monnaie theatre. Brussels became the capital and seat of government of the new nation. South Brabant was renamed simply Brabant, with Brussels as its capital. The Brussels-Capital Region was formed on 18 June 1989 after a constitutional reform in 1988. It has bilingual status and it is one of the three federal regions of Belgium, along with Flanders and Wallonia as its mentioned in the Capital of Belgium map.