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Ghent's Museum voor Schone Kunsten

About 10 minutes walk north-east of Ghent's central station, this museum of fine arts is well worth an hour. It houses works by the Flemish Primitives and a couple of typically nightmarish scenes by Hieronymus Bosch.

 
Jeaneke-Pis

Sure, you may have heard about Brussels' statue of the little boy weeing, but did you know he has a sister? She can be found having a squirt alongside Brussels' central restaurant strip, Rue des Bouchers (Butcher's Street).

 
Menin Gate

Within the town of Ypres, this tragic memorial is inscribed with the names of 55,000 British and Commonwealth troops lost forever in the quagmire of the Flanders trenches during WWI. A bugler sounds the last post here every evening at 8pm.

 
Tongeren

To the east, near the city of Liege, Tongeren has the honour (along with Tournai) of being Belgium's oldest town. Settled in 15 BC as a base for Roman troops, the town has an important collection of Gallo-Roman remains, and is surrounded by Roman and medieval walls.


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