Brussels The capital is filled with wonderful architecture, museums, shops and restaurants - 16 Michelin starred within 5 miles of the city centre.
Savour a coffee in one of the many terrace cafés in the main square, , which is lined with ornate 17th-century baroque townhouses, guild houses, and a gothic Town Hall dating back to the 13th century.
Stroll around the luxury shops in the glass-roofed arcade Galeries St Hubert, wander the Royal Palace or visit the futuristic Atomium, built in 1958 to represent a molecule's 9 atoms, with exhibitions and panoramic views.
Surrounded by an extensive network of canals, it's been called the ‘Venice of the North'.
Its historic centre is the best-preserved example of medieval Flanders and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site - so get your cameras out!
Chocolate lovers will enjoy exploring the city's 55 chocolate shops and chocolate museum; beer lovers, the De Halve Maan brewery; and culture vultures, the Flemish masters (including Brueghel) in the Groeninge Museum, as well as the Belfry and the One of the main reasons to visit the Walloon city of Tournai is the cathedral, considered one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world and designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Today, you'll find battlefield tours, Napoleon's headquarters, a Wellington museum and a re-enactment every June.
The five-towered Romanesque and early Gothic masterpiece was built during the 12th and 13th centuries and today houses the and work by Rubens.
If you have the energy to climb the 257 steps to the top of The Belfry, a free-standing bell tower, you'll be rewarded with fantastic views all around.
Visit Waterloo where, on 18 June 1815, Wellington defeated Napoleon.4 comments Belgium is divided into two halves: The top half is Dutch-speaking Flanders while the bottom half is French-speaking Wallonia, with the officially bilingual capital, Brussels, straddling the two.
It's a small country, with excellent transport links, so you're never too far away from everywhere else.
Flanders Fields was the setting for World War I, and there are many monuments, sites and cemeteries in the area centred around Ypres (Leper), where the continues to be played every day.
One of the most famous battles of World War II, the ‘Battle of the Bulge', took place in the forested Ardennes region over the winter of 1944/5, near Bastogne.
Found at a waterside location in Chelsea Harbour, Blue Elephant has retained a regular and loyal following ever since Imperial Wharf started to emerge as a modern residential community a few years ago. Rich wood panelling fronted with exotic plants, bright flowers and delicate gold flecked art surround diners.