Belgium and Holland: the perfect destinations for a city break
Brussels is also home to the iconic Manneken Pis statue which depicts a boy urinating. This statue is regularly dressed in the costumes of the visiting members of state, which are all kept in the Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles in the Grand Place. And if you have ever played the European Monopoly, the Manneken Pis is one of the symbols you may use to move around in the game!
Antwerp, Belgium’s second city, is another European gem. Its medieval centre is beautiful, as is its imposing cathedral. Its train station, an architectural wonder dating from the late 19thcentury, is one of the most impressive in Europe. In the mid-16th century, Antwerp was one of Europe’s most important trade cities, and it’s still one of the world’s major diamond hubs. Its magnificent diamond district is complemented by an excellent diamond exhibition inside the enigmatic Museum aan de Stroom.
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