The crux of the problem, as it often is, is political.
The country is divided into two ethnic regions, Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south.
See great museums such as the Magritte, dedicated to Belgium’s famous surrealist painter. In addition, historic Bastogne, made famous by the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.
Since cuisine is as highly regarded as the masterpieces in its museums, and you’ll certainly eat well wherever you go.
If shopping is not your thing, discover the compact center of Antwerp.
It juxtaposes beautiful medieval buildings with modern architectural landmarks.
An imaginary east-west line that bisects the country at Brussels, divides the two regions.
Consequently, Brussels is a city claimed by both the Flemish and the Walloons.
It was not a suggested itinerary for the rest of us.
Don’t let Belgium’s relatively small size fool you, since it has more to do per square mile than most other places on earth.
And best of all for the traveler, it’s a comparatively easy place to get around and English is widely spoken.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Belgium & Luxembourg I enjoy these guides and find them quite informative.
Buy this one and you get Luxembourg for free (although you’ll still need to pay to travel there).