Historic Antwerp is opening its gilded stucco doors to lovers of Europe’s most decadent style.
The Belgian capital isn’t all boring Eurocrats: a cast of creative types are busy doing their arty things – often with humour and a social conscience
The kiosks serving frites, Belgium’s favourite street food, are getting a design revamp that will include mirrored facades and personalised signs. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland
Tongeren, Belgium’s oldest town founded in the first century AD, is also home to a vast and fascinating flea market. Perfect for a weekend treasure hunt
Ignore the sceptics, this is a fabulous city, says a longtime fan – especially Ixelles, the vibrant multicultural quarter where Audrey Hepburn was born
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