Sandwiched between the Netherlands and France, Belgium is split into two distinct regions. Dutch-speaking Flanders is in the north, while French-speaking Wallonia sits in the south. To confuse things, the Belgian capital, Brussels, is mostly French-speaking but stands in the Flemish region. If you have a hire car in Belgium, you may not even notice these divisions though. You will notice, however, the differences between the flat coastal plain in the west, and the rolling Ardennes hills and woods to the east. The visitor highlights include the architecture of Brussels, Bruges and Ghent, while the battlefields of Waterloo and World War One are important historic sites.