Antwerp is not chocolate box beautiful like Bruges, nor does it have that busy pick and mix’ selection combination of transient Eurocrats and tourists you taste in Brussels. Belgium’s second city is more ‘urban praline’ so in Isabel’s Insider Guide to Antwerp, you can look forward to savouring a luscious centre wrapped up in delicious outer coatings.
The Netherlands most southerly city of Maastricht can rightly claim the title “Centre of Europe” symbolizing the European dream ever since the signing of the historic Maastricht Treaty back in 1992.
Mid June and it’s the eve of the annual re-enactment of Wellington’s famous victory over Napoleon in 1815. I am looking out at the battlefield atop the Lion Mound, some 140 feet up offering up an impressive 360 degree view.