Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and elegant art-nouveau buildings.
We visited Belgium in July 2015 and in July 2016. In 2015, we explored Brussels and stayed at the Hilton Brussels Grand Palace. We visited Manneken Pis, The Grand Palace, The Atomium, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral. We also enjoyed eating Belgium waffles and ice cream! In 2016, we explored the charming city Bruges while sailing through Europe on the Emerald Princess ship (Princess Cruise line).