Belgium may be synonymous with chocolate and beer—and, in fact, its top brewery houses one of its newest and best chocolate shops—but the country has so much more to offer. And while it works towards implementing greater safety standards for international travel, residents have created a culture of warmth and welcome that makes a lasting impression. The port city of Antwerp perhaps makes that case best. Fueled by a dynamic arts and fashion scene, this cultural capital offers diverse culinary options, gorgeous public spaces, and incredible shopping to boot. Here are ten reasons why it should be top of your list next time you’re in the EU.