Explore Belgium-Brussels, Bruges and Beer
Best known for being the Headquarters of the European Union, Brussels is also a wonderful walking city. By all means, learn about the EU on a guided tour, but be sure to wander the streets of the city center, if only for the many beer and chocolate spots around every corner. Join a tour or wander the Grand Place at your leisure. Breweries are everywhere, take a tour of the well known Stella Artois Brewery in nearby Leuven.The Magritte Museum has the largest collection of the surrealist painter's works and is worth a detour. Explore the region of Mons (the city was named the European Capital of Culture 2015) with a stop at the Neolithic Flint Mines in Spiennes and the Cathedral in Tournai. No visit to Belgium is complete without a side trip to the charming market town of Bruges, with its Disneyland'ish perfection.