Having visited Belgium many times before but never really venturing out of Brussels, I was excited to be visiting Bruges and Ghent, particularly after watching the film In Bruges.
Belgium. It is officially time to rethink your preconceptions about the unofficial Capital of Europe. Brussels, especially at weekends, is proving it has a lot more to offer than suits and European politics with architectural wonders from the Medieval to Art Deco, some fine museums, and some exceptional recreational drinking in either traditional beer houses or contemporary bars. But it’s the less renowned alternative city of Ghent that is charging ahead in the reshuffle.
Don’t bother with Bruges, get to Ghent…Not only one of my favourite cities but also a firm top five in my hotel list – great location on the banks of the Lei (a river not a canal if you don’t want to upset the locals), right in the heart of Ghent.