Eating

Around 30 reliable restaurants in almost as many styles are packed cheek by jowl down the cosy, table-filled alleyway called Muntstraat (www.muntstraat.be), meaning that you need never be short of dining inspiration.

Cafes surround the stadhuis, and cheap Asian food, pizza and snacks can be found on pedestrianised Parijsstraat, Tiensetraat or Naamsestraat.