Brussels is the capital of Belgium. But it is so much more than just a culture. In Belgium, the Flenders (Dutch speaking) and Wallonia (French speaking) who are divided in the country meet in their capital. I know there is a German enclave in the east but that is a bit further ;-). It is also the capital of the European Union (or, at least a lot of meetings happen here). The total city is home to 1,8 million people, including the suburbs. It is a mixed pot of different nationalities, making it a diverse city with a rich history. Perfect for a day trip!
Bruges (or in Dutch: Brugge) is the biggest city and the capital of the Belgium province of West-Vlaanderen. It is famously known for its historical city centre dating back to the medieval ages, which is an UNESCO World Heritage site. We visited Bruges in December, hence forth the winter edition :)! Bruges is the most recommended Belgium city by us, and we will let you know why you have to visit this amazing place while you are in the area.