Belgium

  • 1 Chocolate, one of Belgium's gastronomic delights
    We all know that Italy has olive oil, France has wine, Germany has sausages, and yes, Belgium has chocolate. Masters in the production of the delicious sweet, the country has...

  • 2 The destination of the moment: Flanders is in fashion
    Head to the cities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen to explore beautiful Belgium and discover a plethora of art, cuisine, fashion, design and history.This country's culture is flourishing...

  • 3 Gourmet Brussels in seven steps
    Tip 1: Plan your route. Pop into the Office of Tourism and pick up a map (.50€ - about 30p) outlining one of the gastronomy trails organised by the city...

  • 4 Bruges, the home of fine chocolate
    From November 6th to December 8th, at Choc'in Brugge, you can meet the best master craftsmen, visit the Chocolate Museum, enjoy themed menus in high-class restaurants, participate in workshops and...

  • 5 Carnival around the world
    There's no doubt the Venice carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether you're actually lucky enough to wear one of the vintage costumes and enigmatic masks of what is one of...

  • 6 Christmas markets sparkle across Europe
    Traditional markets, where you can enjoy the colours of Christmas, buy a real fir tree, mistletoe, tinsel and trappings, the toys and ornaments that bring memories of childhood flooding back...

  • 7 Delvaux handbags at Antwerp's ModeMuseum
    Delvaux has long been the name chosen by the most discerning Belgian customers, and the firm counts among its devotees the ladies of the royal court, including Queen Paola herself...

  • 8 Crazy for Belgian chocolate
    For most people there's a definite before and after when it comes to sampling what is, for many, the best chocolate in the world. Between the bitter xocolatl that formed...



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