A land whose specialities include ubiquitous beers and delicate chocolates, Belgium is often perceived to be dull. The image that it’s simply a staid haunt for business executives and Eurocrats reinforces the idea. But Belgium is a prime destination if you’re interested in culture and history.
Its cosmopolitan capital city has numerous interesting museums and brilliant Gothic architecture alongside a huge proportion of highly acclaimed restaurants serving everything from haute cuisine to Belgian waffles and in Bruges it boasts one of Europe’s finest examples of a medieval town - home to some impressive art collections. With popular seaside resorts like Ostend offering bustling harbour and shops to explore, Belgium is certainly anything but dull.