In Belgium, jenever, the juniper-infused gin prototype, is still a popular tipple and is celebrated each October with a riotous festival in the town of Hasselt
Ignore the cynics, Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, with hip bars and cafes, vintage markets and a fine line in the ‘9th Art’
Explore art nouveau in Brussels, kayak in the Ardennes – and even stay at a bowel hotel.
Ghent is a medieval masterpiece on the surface, but bang up to date with its underground music scene, cutting-edge design and pioneering sustainable projects. Local creatives reveal their highlights
Explore quaint and cultural Bruges, see what modern day Butlins has to offer, and take a cheap trip to Spain, Portugal or Italy
Watching football / soccer in Berlin and Brussels is a wonderful experience.
I watched the Sweden v Paraguay game at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin during the 2006 World Cup and there was a wonderful atmosphere. 50,000 Swedish fans and 200 Paraguayan fans were in attendance plus some neutrals like me. Recommended.