the university town of Leuven (Louvain) is well worth visiting.
Brusselsthe centre of the
European Economic Communityis not all that
impressive (what would you expect of a city full of bureaucrats).
The other interesting place on the way towards Germany is the
town of Aix la Chapelle (Aachen),
right on the border with Germany.
One of the sights worth seeing in Brussels is The Atomium.
This is a monument built for Expo '58the 1958 World Fair
held in Brussels.
The Atomium was designed by André Waterkeyn. Nine steel spheres are arranged to
form the shape of a unit cell (which happens to be a body-centred-cubic lattice)
of an iron crystal magnified a factor of 165 billion.
One thing you can say about the Belgians, thoughthey
make great beer.