In addition to the Footpaths map listed below we recommend the topographic maps linked above and the bicycling maps linked below.
Belgium Long Distance Footpaths (Grote Routepaden/Sentiers de Grande Randonnee/Fernwanderwege).
1:250,000. Institut Geographique National. Double-sided topographical map overprinted with the network of all the GR routes, the long-distance footpaths, including the Belgian section of the GR5/E2. The map comes with a separate leaflet with a list of all the routes, useful addresses and notes on walking in Belgium. Map legend and all the text includes English.
The map is also overprinted with the grid for the country's 1:50,000 topographic survey, showing the exact coverage of each sheet. In border areas some sheets have been combined. Size is 125 x 53 cm.
Belgium River Itineraries Map (Itinéraires fluviaux de Belgique). 1:250,000. Navicarte #23. One sheet showing the navigable river and canal systems in Belgium. Multilingual legend.
Belgium Travel Map. 1:250,000. Geocart/De Rouck. Geocart/De Rouck is the premier commercial map publisher in Belgium. The company publishes a range of city maps, digital maps, and other cartographic products. In French/Flemish.
Sample detail of the Belgium travel map
1 sheet, folded.
Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands Travel Map. 1:250,000. ITMB, Canada.
Motorways are in blue, main roads in green, and other roads in red casing. Road distances between points are noted, as well as motorway rest areas, and touristic sites such as windmills, noteworthy churches, and camping areas. Height elevations are minimal, but park areas have been shown. The border portion of France is also included, as well as appropriate border portions of Germany. The 'Low Countries' are very interesting for visitors and include canals, historic cities such as Bruges, Leuven, and Liege and the battlefield region of Bastogne and 'The Bulge.'
Sample of the map detail
1 sheet, folded.
Belgium Travel Maps. 1:200,000. Michelin.
Belgium North. #533.
Belgium South. #534.
Belgium Regional Travel Maps. 1:200,000. Geocart/De Rouck. With full index. These two maps cover the two distinct regions of Belgium; Flanders and the Wallonie section. In French.
Flanders region, folded
Wallonie region, folded
Belgium 1:100,000 Province Maps. 1:100,000. Belgium IGN. Detailed road maps of the provinces of Belgium. These maps do not have contour lines on them - just spot heights. However, the road network and administrative detail (showing districts and communes) is good and easy to read and these are useful maps for planning cycling trips or driving the backroads. Roads are classified by width and number of lanes. The maps show certain types of ground cover, such as forests, rocks, dunes, moors, etc. Footpaths are shown but are not distinquished between local paths and GR (long-distance) paths, etc. Map legend includes English.
Sample detail from the Belgium province map series.
Antwerp province map.
Brabant province map.
Flanders East province map.
Belgium Provincial Route Maps (Provinciekaarten "Een Dagje Uit"). 1:100,000. Geocart/De Rouck. Clear cartography with main roads prominently marked and motorway junction detail included. Local roads, GR footpaths & railways are shown and intermediate driving distances are marked. Forests and nature reserves are marked, also district and commune boundaries.
Tourist information includes symbols for petrol stations, antiquities, cemeteries, youth hostels, landmarks (eg. windmills, castles, churches), golf courses, campsites, etc.
Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders).
Belgium City Maps
Brussels Street Map. 1:15,500. DeRouck/Geocart.
The most detailed folded paper map of Brussels. With an extensive street index in a separate booklet inside the map cover. Multilingual legend includes English.
Sample detail from the Brussels map.
1 sheet, folded
Brussels Pocket Street Map. 1:10,000. Freytag/Berndt.
A user-friendly detailed paper map of Brussels. Single-sided map with the street index. With a multi-lingual legend.
1 sheet, folded
Brussels PopOut Street Map. PopOut.
A popular shirt-pocket-sized foldout map using a unique origami folding pattern. Includes a map of the downtown area, an overview map, a transit system map. In English.
Belgium City Maps. Geocart/De Rouck. Geocart/De Rouck is the premier commercial map publisher in Belgium. The company publishes a range of city maps, digital maps, and other cartographic products. In French/Flemish.
Sample from the Bruges map.
Antwerp city map. 1:10,000.
Bruges/Brugge. 1:15,000. Folded.
Charleroi City Map. 1:15,000.
Ghent city map. Michelin.
Kortrijk (Cortrai). 1:15,000. Size is 89 x 129 cm. Folded.
Leuven city map.
Liège city map.
Mons city map.
Namen (Namur) city map.
Map of Waterloo 1815 Battlefield. 1:50,000. Belgium NGIB, 2015.
Commemorative map published to mark the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo in 1815. It includes present day mapping and reproductions of contemporary maps overprinted to indicate the movements of the French, British and Prussian forces.
On one side is a current contoured topographic survey map at 1:50,000 showing the area between Waterloo, Wavre, Gembloux, Fleurus and Nivelles. An overprint shows the movements of the French and the allied forces between 16th and 18th June, and also indicates sites of main battles and present day museums and information offices. The map is accompanied by notes describing the main events.
On the reverse are six separate panels. A present day map at 1:250,000 indicates troop movements across a slightly larger area, extending south to Charleroi. Five panels present reproductions of mapping by cartographers William Blackwood and Sons showing in detail the dispositions of various army units at the battles of Quatre Bras and Ligny on 16th June, battle of Waterloo in the morning of 18th June and during its height, plus the battle of Wavre on 18th and 19th June.
Sample #1 from the Waterloo map. Sample #2 from the Waterloo map.
1 sheet, folded
Belgium Topographic Maps
Ardennes 1:10,000 topographic hiking DVD. 1:10,000. Lannoo, 2008. In French. Extremely detailed topographic maps on DVD. Ideal for planning trips to view historic battlefields, hikes, cycling trips, and more.
Belgium 1:250,000 Topographic Map. 1:250,000. IGN. Includes a full index/gazetteer. Multilingual.
Belgium Administrative/Political and Physical Maps
Belgium Administrative Map (Belgique Administrative/Administratief Belgian/Verwaltungseinheiten Belgien). 1:300,000. IGN. 1995. A single-sheet map showing the outline of Belgium and the internal
regional (provincial), d'arrondissement, and commune (county equivalent) boundaries and the capital city (county seat) of each commune. There is an extensive index of town/cities in the margins.