Parc du Cinquantenaire was built during Léopold II's reign. It's best known for its cluster of museums – art, history, military and motor vehicles – which house an incredible 350,000 artefacts from all continents. We love the fine jewellery and cult-of-the-dead funerary gifts from the Merovingian civilisation. There is also the massive Arcade du Cinquantenaire, a triumphal arch built in 1880 to celebrate 50 years of Belgian independence. In summer, this area is put to good use with a popular drive-in cinema.

The Royal Art and History Museums in the southern wing of the Cinquantenaire buildings are chock-a-block with antiquities from all over the world.

Autoworld, in the northern building, has a huge collection of vintage cars, both local and international. With over 400 vehicles on display, it's one of the biggest such ensembles in Europe.