Produced in partnership with Visit Flanders

Dutch might be the official language of Flanders but you can expect to hear plenty of tongues. At this cultural crossroads in northern Belgium, diversity is part of life. Be prepared for surprises along the way in a place where the contemporary is just as alluring as the grandiose medieval edifices. Though small, Flanders has one of Europe’s densest rail networks, so getting around is easy. Recent times have made us all consider how we travel. If less but better is the answer, Flanders ticks all the boxes: it’s a place where you can engage with people, places, history and culture.

Flanders: a Monocle survey

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