Its landscape, its cuisine and cultural diversity, discover all aspects of this small but surprising country!
Bruges, the Venice of the North
When one imagines Belgium, they often are thinking of Bruges. Canals loop across the town like a string of pearls, resulting in the well-earned moniker of 'the Venice of the North'. With cobblestone paths, brick archways, stone churches and quaint bridges, it’s nearly impossible to take a bad photograph. The addition of swans on the water, horse drawn carriages in the lanes and daffodils in the park make it nearly magical. Listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bruges has the best-preserved example of a medieval city centre, with its belfry towering over the wide open market. With the centre closed off to cars, all the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city can be easily explored on foot, although a boat ride along the quiet canals is something not to be missed.
The Walloon capital
To explore Namur, you must take your time. Its rich heritage, the charm of its little streets, its terraces and its restaurants are there to be savoured. From the heights of the citadel to the banks of the Sambre, the capital of Wallonia offers a wealth of sights and experiences.
The heart of Europe
Brussels is the bustling capital of 500 million Europeans and also the second most cosmopolitan city where no less than 184 different nationalities live and mingle. Within the European quarter, this multicultural microcosm is more palpable than anywhere else in Brussels. Its imposing architecture, its countless restaurants, cafés, bookshops, grocery shops – worthy representatives of all EU countries, as well as interesting visits to important EU institutions and an array of international first-rate museums attract more and more visitors each year. The cultural offer reflects its intrinsic and colourful diversity: from the Parlamentarium, which reveals to the visitor the mysteries of the European Union, to the recently opened and unique House of European History, created at the initiative of the European Parliament. And from the iguanodons of the Natural Science Museum to the classic old-timer cars of Autoworld. Europe is your oyster!