Brussels

“Historic yet hip, bureaucratic yet bizarre, self-confident yet unshowy, Brussels is multicultural to its roots.” (Lonely Planet)

It’s basically impossible to describe Brussels in just a few words. Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities and its identity can be grasped only by looking at its incredibly diverse arts and architecture.

“This was the city of Brueghel, Magritte, Victor Horta (inventor of Art Nouveau architecture), Hergé (creator of Tintin) and Jacques Brel, and it does not take long to see why they were attached to it. Beneath its self-effacing veneer lie numerous treasures – first-rate collections of art, supreme cooking, unique beers, and master-chocolatiers.” (The Telegraph)

“The Belgian capital is forever reinventing itself with hip new places to stay, restaurants, bars and nightlife, as well as shopping that spans designer fashion boutiques to vintage bargains at one of the great authentic flea markets on the Jeu de Balle square”. (The Guardian)