Belgian Towns

Brussels - Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre for the European Union. Brussels is, arguably, the political capital of the world.

Antwerp - A popular tourist attraction in Antwerp is Het Steen, the last remaining part of the old walled city. It is known for its nightlife and culture.

Bruges - Bruges is known for romance and beauty. It is also known for its music and holds many music festivals throughout the year.

Charleroi - Mainly an industrial town, Charleroi also has an important tourism attraction in Charles II Square.

- Genk is also an industrial city in Belgium. Genk is an international centre with dozens of different nationalities employed there.

Kortrijk - Famous for its textiles, Kortrijk is also an educational centre in Belgium.

Leuven - Leuven combines a strong commitment to academic research (biotech mainly) with what students really want - beer. It is the headquarters for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest beer producer in the world.

Liege - Located on the Meuse River, Liege is an important commerce centre in Belgium.

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Mechelen - Located midway between Antwerp and Brussels, Mechelen is located on an ancient settlement with a number of historical churches and museums. The bric-a-brac on St. Rumbold's Cathedral is a sight to behold.

Namur - The river, Meuse, also sweeps through Namur giving one the feeling of being in a very tidy Paris. It is an important commerce centre, producing leather goods and porcelain.

Ostende - This seaside town has sandy beaches and casinos. Ostende is famous for its music festivals and has a vehicle-free area where you can enjoy a drink al fresco.

Wavre - The largest tourist attraction in Wavre is Walibi, Belgium's largest amusement park. This family-friendly town has mainly French-speaking inhabitants.