Belgium belies its relatively small size as a country with a fantastic range of historical and cultural things to do. As the home of the EU, Belgium is a cosmopolitan and cool country. It’s divided into French and Dutch-speaking sections which adds unique regional differences to its major cities. The capital, Brussels, is home to fantastic architecture – the Grand Place is one of the prettiest central squares in Europe.  

    Meal times in Belgium are always moments to treasure. Moules et Frites are available in brasseries and restaurants across the country, along with other famous edibles like Belgian waffles, handmade chocolates and craft beer. 

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    • Brussels is a bona fide multiethnic melting pot, and while its blend of cultures includes French, Flemish, North African, and Asian strands, the result is uniquely Belgian. The trendy Belgian capital is known for producing some of the world’s best chocolates, and its love for fine dining has resulted in dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants and Art Deco brasseries in...

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    • The picturesque city of Bruges, in northwest Belgium, is a delightful blend of the trendy and the traditional. For an authentic view of Bruges, the medieval Markt – the city’s iconic central square – is a must. Sample hearty local cuisine in one of the restaurants tucked inside its quaint 17th-century houses, then indulge in a romantic ride around the square...

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    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Brussels

      This guide to the best things to do after dinner in Brussels shows you what the Belgian capital has in store in the late hours. Once you've dusted off your waffle stack or your big bucket of moules (mussels), there are actually plenty of fun activities to enjoy – and it's not just about glugging strong abbey-made beers in aged...

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    • Brussels Travel Essentials

      Our Brussels Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to the capital city of Belgium. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need? We have...

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