Brussels has enough art, culture and cuisine to keep even the most ambitious explorer busy for days. And that’s before you’ve even started on the beer menu.

Sitting at a cultural crossroads of French, Dutch and Flemish traditions, Brussels combines old-world grandeur with modern cosmopolitan charm. From Dutch guildhalls and art nouveau homes to towering glass edifices, the city’s skyline is a reflection of its multicultural roots.

The Grand Place is a natural starting point, with its ornate guild houses and gothic town hall. From there, it’s a short stroll to the Musée Magritte and the stunning BOZAR, not far from the Royal Palace.

And when it’s time for a breather, order a proper Belgian hot chocolate or a swift half of the local brew. A snifter of lambic beer may not fully untangle all of Brussels’ quirks, but it'll certainly wet your whistle before you carry on wandering.