Belgium gave us Audrey Hepburn, great comic books and the Communist
Manifesto. It’s barely the size of New Jersey but it produces more than 220,000 tons of chocolate per annum and it’s home to about 125 breweries. And those are just the fun facts. Cooler than you think, stranger than you think and more impressive than you think, let Europe’s overlooked gem surprise you. The country is filled with historical curiosities and cultural secrets, while being home to some of the chicest, contemporary hangouts. You can easily drive to Belgium from Paris or jump on the Eurostar to Brussels. In a weekend, you can cover at least two of its fascinating cities, hopping from time capsule Bruges to fashion-forward Antwerp in less than an hour by car. So when you’re umming and ahhing about your next European city break, give Belgium some very serious thought.