Forget the sightseeing for a while and embrace the fun-loving Flemish town of Leuven, Belgium's beer and student capital.
The secret to making the finest chocolate is revealed in a Bruges museum.
Ypres is not simply a city but a state of mind – a symbolic place of pilgrimage and memorial to resilience.
Namur has a rich history as an important military garrison.
French fries did not, in fact, originate in France.
Australians often associate Flanders with war history, but Belgium's northern half has amazing architecture, excellent beer and Dutch defectors looking to party.
It's a forgotten corner of Europe with a fabulous past.