Belgium

Tips and Articles in Belgium

Unless you are a diamond dealer on business flying from New York, you are likely to arrive in Antwerp, as I did, by rail. Likely too you will be traveling via a larger city, because Antwerp—as opposed to Paris or Amsterdam or London, from which it...
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Mussels at De Noordzee, Brussels Squeeze in amid the regulars at this outdoor fish stall—they’re all devouring massive plates of perfectly steamed mussels. $$ Steak at La Cabrera, Buenos Aires For God’s...
Get more holiday travel inspiration. You haven’t experienced Christmas lights until you’ve seen nearly four miles of them artfully hung in patterns dictated by Tiffany’s head designer in Copenhagen’s famed historic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens—...
Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip Pick...
Brussels, Belgium, has been shaking off a bad rap for the past decade as the Continental redoubt of the well-heeled and slightly stuffy; a resolutely bourgeois town, suffering from a dearth of...well, vitality. There have always been hushed, price...
Foodies Itinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald.Highlights: A gourmand’s tour of the Rhône Valley, including a cooking class at Alain Ducasse’s École...
Day One: Brussels to Frankfurt (340 miles) Before hitting the road, head to Place du Grand Sablon for a breakfast of—what else?—Belgian waffles. Angle for a table at Au Vieux Saint-Martin (38 Place du Grand Sablon; 32-2/512-6476; waffles for two...
Its flemish sisters antwerp and Bruges may be better known, but the town of Ghent, a 30-mile drive northwest of Brussels, has the best of both worlds: stylish new restaurants, bars, and boutiques that compete with Antwerp’s line centuries-old cobb...
See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays. Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family gatherings, the parties and overindulgent meals, the giving and receiving of gifts—are also pretty...
In Brussels’s main square, 10 master Belgian chocolate makers are showcased at La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges boutique, where they host daily workshops to teach the secret ingredients of their country’s rich dark and white cocoa. Paris...
Day 1: Amsterdam to the Hague (40 miles) Set out from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following the signs for the A2 to Utrecht. The passing countryside (dikes; pitched-roof farmhouses; windmills) bears a striking resemblance to those Jacob van Ru...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants. You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not so strange. On the menu are items like reef-fish carpaccio and Wagyu beef. Not so strange ei...
The Brussels neighborhood of Motangé emerged in the early 1960's, when Congolese immigrants settled in the area around Porte de Namur. Slowly, it has become the African heart of the EU capital. Look for the mural above the Hema department store (1...
Having grown up in proletarian Moscow, I'm not one to fetishize foie gras or swoon over budget-busting Bordeaux. So what would I say to a tour of Michelin three-star restaurants, Europe's gourmet Elysiums?Eh—not a part of my five-year plan. Too mu...