Brussels city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

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’

10 of the best things to do in Belgium

Explore art nouveau in Brussels, kayak in the Ardennes – and even stay at a bowel hotel.

The alternative city guide to Ghent

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

Seeing the beautiful game in Berlin and Brussels

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.