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
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.
Budget hotels always offer basic, boxy rooms, but not many are as creative as this alternative gem in the Belgian capital
Belgian beer isn’t the only thing to raise a glass to in Brussels, the city serves up art nouveau architecture, surrealist art, nature on the doorstep – and the stand where Angela Merkel nips for chips
Many of Bruges’s 44 almshouses have hidden gardens, which are ideal spaces for contemplating its historic atmosphere. This is one of the best
A vacant apartment complex in northern Belgium has been transformed into Plein Publiek, a gallery, restaurant and venue
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.