Go by Eurostar to Brussels, and onward train travel anywhere in Belgium is free. I took this remarkable offer, and ended up in Ghent.
Stylish Belgian city of high towers, baroque buildings and grand squares
Fast Eurostar services from London's St Pancras station are turning the Belgian capital, home of the eternally young detective Tintin, into one of the top big city break destinations in Europe. Here are six suggested things not to miss in Brussels.
Bruges, the mediaeval masterpiece just over the Channel, gleams out of the flat lands of north Belgium, like a gold nugget among pebbles.