Life in the capital of Belgium revolves around the Grand Place in the centre of the city. Ornate historic buildings line the square alongside restaurants and cafes. The Atomium is a popular attraction in the north of the city, being an enlarged iron atom (magnified 165 million times) that affords great views of the city from the top.
Right next door is the King Baudouin Stadium, formerly Heysel, where the Belgian national team play. The country’s most successful club side with 34 league titles is Anderlecht, who are based in the south west of the city. Their distinctive purple colours become more prevalent the nearer that you get their stadium on match day.