My wife Tiina and I really made the most of our time in Flanders; I had not been since childhood and Tiina only knew Brussels from one short visit. I am so glad that we could at least glimpse at 700 years of history during our weekend, starting before Rubens and finishing with MAS. Of course there was much we missed and which will tempt us back before long. The Diamond Museum and the Fine Arts one will surely draw the crowds as MAS has done.
What woman could resist a visit to Antwerp, famous as it is for diamonds, chocolates, fashion and chips? Within minutes of arriving at its gracious train station with its large hall and dome, I felt that Belgium’s second city was sure to live up to all expectations as a place where, even when the hedonistic attractions have worn thin (if that is possible), there is always culture and history to keep you occupied.