Field of destiny: Waterloo battlefield, Belgium
It’s been two centuries since the climactic Battle of Waterloo, when the army of the French emperor Napoleon faced off against a coalition of British, Dutch and German forces in countryside outside Brussels...
Places in Belgium
Belgians love this region for its extensive, if heavily commercialised, sandy beaches. But for foreigners it’s the fabulous medieval city centres, belfries and begijnhoven that really appeal. Bruges and Ghent top the bill, but even lesser-known towns such as Oudenaarde and Veurne retain wonderfully picturesque town squares.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Belgium: exploring Flanders, the heartland of cycling
I was on a hill in Belgium – a country not famous for undulating terrain – at the side of a narrow road. In front of me, some of the world’s best professional cyclists pounded past at astonishing speed...
World War I centenary: 10 places to commemorate the Great War
2014 marks the centenary of the start of the Great War (28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918). Here are some poignant reminders of this devastating conflict. A field of wild Flanders poppies...
Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring
Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow between places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep...
La Ducasse: tips for the dragon slaying festival in Belgium
'Le Dragon, el Biette' by ines saraiva. Creative Commons Attribution Location: Grand Place, Mons, Belgium Date: Trinity Sunday Level of participation: 4 - pull the dragon’s tail if you dare Calling all dragon slayers...