Antwerpen, Belgium

The citizens of Antwerpen are a very proud people. If you ask them what is the best thing in Brussels, they will simply say "the train to Antwerpen". The citizens of Antwerpen are also a very tolerant people. With 170 nationalities, they are the most diverse city in Europe after…

Ghent, Belgium

Born in Ghent, Charles V (or Charles Quint in French) was a rather oppressive ruler for the citizens of Ghent. Nonetheless, he was proud of his hometown saying that "Je peux mettre Paris dans mon Gand/gant", translating to "I can fit Paris in my Ghent (or in my glove)". This…

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a picturesque little city of breweries, swans and chocolates. The city tells of a people who have continuously fought for independence and for a right to identity from various global powers over time. Once an important city for cloth trading, it is now a romantic city for tourists.…