Visit the home of Belgian chocolates in Brussels which dates back as far as 1635 when the country was under Spanish occupation. Taste test the worlds richest sweet treat, of which Belgium produces 172,000 tons each year, and boasts more than 2,000 chocolate shops. Visit the Royal Palace in Brussels, an unmissable and timeless building in the capital of Belgium. Commissioned by Leopold II to the architect Alphonse Balat, the palace was finished in 1865. See the grand rooms, walk through antique corridors and see the monumental staircases, as well as the invaluable collections of art works and decorations, from all continents and eras.