Brussels

Belgium's bustling capitol and HQ for the European Union is a fascinating mix of modern vs medieval with one of the worlds most beautiful squares at its core - the Grand Place.

Wander the picturesque narrow streets of this city to find quaint café's, small seafood bistro's and bustling daily flower markets, all surrounded by an eclectic mix of new vs old architecture.

One of the wettest cities in Europe (beaten only by Dublin), temperatures range from freezing at night in the winter to a pleasant day time temperature of 23°C in the middle of summer.

Enjoy its wide variety of local beers and sample some of it's renowned produce including its waffles and chocolate - recognised as some of finest cuisine in Europe, Brussels has a wealth of restaurants in which to sample them.

Although the city itself doesn't have an airport, it is served well by Brussels Airport (BRU) about 12km to the east and Charleroi Airport (CRL) about 50km southwest of the capital.

With so much to do and see from the Grand Place and the Palais de Justice, to the Guildhouses and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (the list goes on) there's really no reason not to book your next trip now.

Brussels climate ℃