Micro chips: Brussels’ friteries get stylish redesign as mirrored shacks

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

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.

10 top tips from our Brussels

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

In Bruges, unwind amid the calm of an almshouse garden

Many of Bruges’s 44 almshouses have hidden gardens, which are ideal spaces for contemplating its historic atmosphere. This is one of the best