Antwerp, Belgium

When you think of Belgium, if you don\'t first think of waffles then Brussels probably immediately comes to mind. Forget Brussels, Antwerp is the place to be! (Luckily, if you get there and find you disagree, the size of Belgium means that any location is approximately an hour away by car). Antwerp is great for a lot of reasons, though one of the main ones is certainly the food -- mussels in homemade broth with triple fried potatoes is a staple that might make your mouth water. If the food doesn\'t do it for you, then perhaps the art and architecture will. The Antwerp School of Painting is renowned for such pupils as Rubens and Van Dyck, and the Antwerp lawcourts building is famously designed after huge ships, including stairs that rock gently as you climb.