Waterloo is famous for its battle in 1815.
Waterloo is famous for its battle in 1815. The only thing to do in the immediate area is to visit the battlefield and its associated museums. The hill of the lion, the panorama, the 4D movie and the exposition will take you about 3 hours. We didn't visit the off-site museums, but all in all you're probably looking at a 5 hours visit. Once you're done, there's not much left to do in Waterloo itself. You could make a trip to Brussels, which is about 20 km north, or you could visit the beautiful forest nearby. We did the latter. The domain of Chateau de la Hulpe is very beautiful. You can't visit the castle itself, but the grounds are truly impressive. There's also a small modern art museum, which we didn't visit. We visited several other locations in the forest around Brussels as well, but they weren't as nice as this area. If you want to go away for a short weekend, this is probably the nicest two things to do. Otherwise, you could also plan the trip to the battlefield when you're in Brussels.