Culture fans can find the Flemish masters (including Brueghel) in the Groeninge Museum, as well as the Belfry and the .
Foodies might enjoy the bistro De Refter, from three-star Michelin chef Geert Van Hecke.
Don't forget to sample the city's famous (gin) or even buy a diamond: more than 85 percent of the world's rough, and 50 percent of cut, diamonds are traded here.
Chateaux and castles of Namur Namur, in the French Wallonia part of Belgium, is castles central.
You can wander around Ghent on foot or explore the city by boat.
Don't miss one of Northern Europe's treasures: The famous polyptych (panel painting) of (in Dutch) in Flanders is Belgium's creative city – and the diamond capital of the world.
Its historic centre is the best-preserved example of medieval Flanders and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A theatre of tragedy and wars Belgium has been location of war for both European and world wars.
The Castle of Veves is a fairy-tale, turreted edifice dating back to 1410, which overlooks the village of Celles and is still lived in by the original family.
The Castle of Annevoie is an elegant chateau designed in the late half of the 18th century, with formal gardens filled with fountains, waterfalls and arbours.
Flanders Fields was the setting for World War I, and there are many monuments, sites and cemeteries in the area centred around Ypres (Leper), where the continues to be played every day.
One of the most famous battles of World War II, the ‘Battle of the Bulge', took place in the forested Ardennes region over the winter of 1944/5, near Bastogne.