You could say gray, buttoned-up Brussels is an underdog when compared with slicker European capitals such as Paris and London. But for the sake of its North Sea oysters, mussels and little baby shrimp known as gris; wide and welcoming Grand Place; stunning Art Nouveau architecture; the Belgian Comic Strip Center and — most of all — its resplendent new René Magritte Museum, don't miss it. Then, too, there's Belgian beer. Info: http://www.visitbelgium.com.
Yves Logghe / Associated Press
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