The Wellington Museum (Musée Wellington) offers an in-depth look at the Duke Wellington and the historic battle of Waterloo, where he forever changed history. Housed in an 18th century building that was once a British Military headquarters, the museum is one of the most popular things to do in Waterloo, Belgium and a favoured tourist destination. To learn more, visit museewellington.be.
Waterloo is located in the province of Walloon Brabant. One of Belgium's most storied cities, the Waterloo Centrum is its charming city centre and home to sightseeing, shopping and dining. Bordering Flanders, the city of Waterloo has a minority population of Dutch-speakers and displays the influence of both France and Netherlands. To learn more, visit www.planetware.com/belgium/waterloo-b-br-wat.htm.
Waterloo, Belgium is the location of the infamous battlefield where Napoleon met his final defeat at the hands of the Allied troops under Wellington's command in 1815. The actual Waterloo Battlefield (or Champ de Bataille de Waterloo) is located just south of the city. To learn more, visit www.waterloo1815.be.
Lion's Mound Panorama & Visitor's Center
Waterloo Battlefield is best viewed from the top of Lion's Mound (or Butte de Lion), which offers a panoramic view of the historic site from atop more than 200 steps. Stop by the Lion's Mound Visitor's Center to get an informative look at the history of the Waterloo Battlefield site. To learn more, visit www.waterloo1815.be.
Folon Foundation houses more than 500 works by noted Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon. Located in La Hulpe, which is 20 minutes drive from Brussels, the historic building for the Folon Foundation features engravings, watercolours, sculptures, and posters in an intimate setting devoted to Folon. To learn more, visit www.fondationfolon.be/index_en.php.