Language: Flemish, French and German
The capital city of Belgium is these days known mostly for being home to the European Parliament and NATO's headquarters. There is much more to this multicultural city however.
French, German and English are spoken in Brussels, and the city is a mere 200 miles from Paris, and under 150 miles away from Amsterdam. Brussels’ rich history is in evidence thanks to cobbled streets, gothic buildings, winding alleyways and pretty squares - in fact the Grand Place is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.
The square hosts events and markets, as well as souvenir shops were the renowned Belgian chocolates can be purchased. Aside from wandering around the city's quaint streets there are around 70 different museums to visit, from the Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts to those dedicated to musical instruments, and of course, chocolate.
Don't forget to see the famous Manneken Pis statue, which as the name suggests is a statue of a boy pissing. Perhaps do this before exploring some of Brussels many watering holes to sample Belgian beer; some places have over a hundred different varieties on offer.
If this isn't enough to satisfy your travel bug the pretty towns of Bruges and Antwerp are less than an hour away by train.