Sports and Leisure Activities

Find out about the diverse range of activities, sports and leisure pursuits on offer in Belgium...

Sport is considered an important national and social activity in Belgium. There exists a huge and varied range of options for those interested in following, or indeed partaking in, sporting activities across the country.

Many Belgians take pride in their country's achievements in professional sport, such as football and Olympic events, as well as remaining keen to encourage amateur involvement in a broad range of leisure activities, from judo to abseiling.

The seaside location of Belgium, as well as the 1,523 Km of navigable inland waterways that run through its mainland, mean that sailing, fishing and other water-based pursuits are popular.

Golf and hunting are common pastimes: information about how to involve yourself in these activities, as well as the regional rules and customs that apply when doing so, is included in this section. Simply browse the pages listed on the left to find out more.