My wife and I will be making our second trip to Belgium next spring and this time we want to delve deeper into the Walloon region. We are planning an overnight trip out of Brussells and are looking for town suggestions. We will be wanting to travel by train or other public transport. We are history buffs and foodies if that helps. We have fallen in love with Belgium.
Dinant, Namur, and Liege and I would include Aachen Germany it is close by
Bouillon is one of my favourite places in Belgium.
Depending what history means for you but if the Crusades are of interest a visit to Bouillon is worth considering, a nice place with a huge medieval castle. A bit out of the way and for that not the best base for using public transport to explore Wallonia.
I agree with the recommendations above.
There is a nice battle of Waterloo exhibit in Waterloo, of course.
Thank you for the responses. We have actually been to Aachen on a previous visit to see Charlemagne's Cathedral. Even went to Mass there. Beautiful. Liege intrigues me but I have heard good and bad. Namur looks like an easy train ride and Dinant as well. Bouillon is appealing for the Crusader history but I agree it might be to hard to reach.
I would go to the suggestions made so far...Dinant, Waterloo, of course, Namur, Liege..forget what you have read about this place. See the place if you. I've only been there a couple of times in the train station to change trains.
Namur has quite a nice castle to visit. It was in military use into the 20th century.