Belfry (Belfort) , Bruges, Belgium
Photo by Wolfgang Staudt  –  Link



  French, Flemish Currency:  Euro

Belgium has some of Europe's best preserved medieval cities with gorgeous architecture, sprawling restaurants on central squares and Gothic detailing throughout. A fantastic place for a city break or a through-way on your European travels, Belgium has asserted itself as a mini-European capital with almost every legislative body being based there alongside NATO and other major international organisations. If visiting just one city, Bruges or Ghent would be our pick but Belgium is particularly well designed for a very lazy tour of the country - all the main cities are stretched out in a direct line and connected by good and cheap rail links making city hopping as easy as chips or perhaps Moules frites.