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Explore Belgium’s trendy and cultural capital
A vibrant fusion of medieval history and modern culture, Brussels is a capital like no other and sets its own standards. Explore the city’s gorgeous mixture of art deco, art nouveau and medieval architecture before ending up in the Grand Place, a central square in Brussels covered in a dazzling array of flowers. As well as boasting some of the best beer in Europe, the city is also known for its divine white wine and champagne combination that is sure to tantalise your taste buds.
Visit the quaint and charming city of Bruges
Like something out of a fairy-tale, Bruges exudes charm and history with its beautiful cobbled streets and peaceful canals. Bruges’ architecture has also stood the test of time, with stunning, age-old towers and structures lining the well-kept streets and even the canal’s waters. Once you’ve finished taking in the sights of this gorgeous medieval dream world, head to the old market square to potter around the city’s traditional market or enjoy a bite to eat al fresco.
Eccentricity meets history in Antwerp
The biggest port in Belgium, Antwerp is known for its vivacious fashion scene, exuberant nightlife and trendy art galleries. Like a lot of Belgium’s most well-known towns and cities, Antwerp is lined with beautiful and intriguing architecture, however, it also boasts a beautiful 14th-century Gothic cathedral. Bombed heavily during WWII, Antwerp’s profound history can be remembered by visiting one of its many museums, but if you’re looking for something a little bit different, dinner at The Jane, a repurposed military-hospital-chapel from the war, is an absolute must.
Indulge in traditional Belgian fare
If you’re looking to indulge in good food and fine wine (or beer!) Belgium will not disappoint. Double-cooked fries are all the rage in Belgium, as well as the ever-famous Belgian waffle. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, the country’s chocolate is also a cut above the rest. If you’re looking to watch your waistline, classic Belgian dishes also include creamy fish stew, fleshy Belgian mussels from the North Sea and not forgetting the country’s famous ‘eel in green sauce’. Known for having some of the best beer in Europe, top off your meal with a bottle or two of traditional Belgian beer for a truly indulgent meal to remember.