Festival fun in Flanders

From cat processions to medieval re-enactments, Flanders has one of Europe’s most colourful events calendars.

The best Christmas markets in Flanders

Northern Belgium is home to some of the best festive markets in Europe.

A beer lover’s guide to Flanders

Tips for finding the region’s best brews from Good Beer Guide author, Tim Webb.

City breaks: a weekend in Ghent

This little-known Belgian city is the ideal city break destination, but without the tourists.

Exceptional places to visit in 2018

Planning a trip for 2018? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors. 

A historical tour of Ypres

World War I certainly left its mark on Ypres, and today the town is awash with cemeteries, memorials and museums. 

Suffocated by the smoke: An eyewitness account of the Battle of Waterloo

Rees Howell Gronow, an officer at Waterloo, wrote of his experience in his memoir.

Three reasons to visit Waterloo

Find out why Waterloo is the place to visit at the moment – and it’s more than just a battlefield.

The Mons Monkey

Antony Mason explains the mystery of this magical monkey.

Three reasons to visit Mons

Food, festivals and four UNESCO sites.