Looking for suggestions or advice on a side trip from Brussels between Christmas and new year's. Maybe for a night or two, preferably accessible by train, though we may have use of a car. Ideally within an hour or two, that's why we were looking at Ghent, Charleroi, or Liège... or any other recommended town/city.
This will be our sixth trip to visit friends in Brussels, so we've seen many cool cities and towns already: Bruges twice, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Delft, Durbuy, La Roche en Ardenne, Dinant, Namur, Monschau (Germany), Luxembourg.
It will just be my husband and me. We are not really into museums and churches. We love walking around, taking photos, experiencing local food and drink, shopping.
Give us what you've got! Many thanks!!