The 13 best things to do in Brussels
As the seat of the European Union, Brussels is never far from the headlines. This hub of political decision-making is full of ideas and discussion, and it can be easy to forget that underneath it all is a small city with a big attitude. History goes way back here, and Brussels is a place that can capture the imagination of even the most cynical of explorers. All the classic Belgian notes are hit here, from world-class beer to delectable chocolate, but the best things to do in Brussels go way beyond the ordinary. Forget everything the headlines have told you about Brussels because this place is awesome. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
The 22 best things to do in Belgium
From the Art Nouveau splendour of Brussels to Flanders’ medieval cities and the rolling hills of Wallonia, there are so many things to do in Belgium, a small but perfectly formed country that is crying out to be explored. It’s ideal for active travellers, with great hiking trails, water sports and (outside Brussels, at least) excellent cycle infrastructure. The French influence is evident in Belgium’s food, with more Michelin stars per head than just about anywhere in Europe and a flourishing vegan scene in cities like Ghent. The beer needs no introduction, the chocolate is divine—and it honestly doesn’t rain as much as people would have you believe. Spend a little time here and you’ll find a country that rewards the curious traveller. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.