To the north of the city centre lies Jette, a well-heeled suburb that wouldn’t merit a second glance if it weren’t for the former home of René Magritte, now turned into the engaging Musée René Magritte, which pays detailed tribute to the artist, his family and friends. East of here is leafy Laeken, where the Belgian royal family hunker down, and next door again is Heysel, with its trademark Atomium, a hand-me-down from the 1958 World’s Fair.

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