|Belgium is a two-language country consisting of Wallonia, the French-speaking South and Flanders, the Flemish-speaking North. The Brussels Capital Region in the center is bi-lingual.
Brussels, the capital, is correctly described by the Belgian Tourist Office as "one of Europe's must-see destinations, with its small town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous food, great nightlife, fantastic shopping, numerous museums, and other attractions including the diverse and interesting exhibitions and festivals... "
Destination cities in Wallonia are
Namur, Wallonia's capital, is an important commercial and industrial center
Liège is the economic and cultural capital of Wallonia.
Charleroi is Wallonia's largest City and center of industry.
Dinant is a small town whose landmark is a 13th century Gothic church.
Bastogne was the site of horrific battles in World War II.
Bouillon is a small town, site of a 13th century castle.
Spa was, at one time, the watering hole of Europe's aristocracy.
Tournai is a 2,000 year-old city, Belgium's oldest.
Durbuy is a charming little town with nearby megaliths.
Popular destinations in Flanders are:
Bruges or Brugge in Flemish, has an historic center that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its numerous canals it is also known as the "Venice of the North."
Antwerp is one of Europe's largest seaports and a world-class fashion design center.
Ghent has a busy port and noted university.
Leuven is famous for its venerable Catholic University.
Mechelen was known for its tapestries and lace and as a center of the arts.