Belgium is definitely one of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations. This country offers the most quality beer and chocolate in the world, but Belgium is much more than that.
First-time visitors naturally first check out the food and drinks, but you simply mustn’t stop there.
While you eat some of the finest chocolate products out there and drink the famous Flemish Old Brown beer, this country has so much else to offer.
Medieval cities like Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent hide many a hidden pages of Europe’s history and cradle some of the most amazing medieval architecture, whereas the military legacy covers everything from Waterloo to WWII and provides insight into this dark side of history.
Belgium is a compact and easy-to-travel-around European state. It is home to more than 60 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while it also hosts many a loud and crazy art festivals and offers a world-class arts heritage.
Divided into three regions: Flanders (the Dutch-speaking north), Wallonia (the French-speaking south) and the capital region of Brussels, the country is pretty much split down the cultural and linguistic line, which makes Belgium all the more fascinating.
Brussels itself is practically a micro-country on its own. With its blend of Art Nouveau mansions, awe-inspiring skyscrapers, unique art galleries and awesome flea markets, this city is certainly one crazy rise. Consisting of 19 communes, this is a city with many faces and they all work together to make up the revered personality of “Europe’s capital.”