Explore the intriguing contrasts of Belgium, from Dutch-speaking Flanders to French-speaking Wallonia. Medieval town centres and soaring cathedral spires give way to gently rolling hills and the reverent WWI memorials of Flanders Fields. Leafy canals crisscross the cobbled streets of Ghent, a lively university town punctuated with the turrets of Gravensteen castle. Wander through the perfectly preserved medieval heart of Bruges on foot to soak in every detail. Impressive Art Nouveau façades shelter avant-garde fashion boutiques in the cosmopolitan capital city, Brussels. Here, city life revolves around the central Grand Place, a sprawling open-air square framed by ornate guildhalls, the Town Hall and Brussels City Museum. A bustling outdoor café culture makes dining in Belgium a true pleasure. Chewy waffles come with lashings of cream; mussels with a platter of golden frites. Don't forget to cap it all off with a taste of the world-famous Belgian chocolates.