Topic: Belgium

Sitting at the crossroads of Western Europe, Belgium is known for its rich Flemish medieval cities in the north such as Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent, while Wallonia in the south is home to the thick, forested hills of the Ardennes and the country’s largest nature reserve the High Fens.

Belgium language

There are three official languages: Dutch is spoken in the north, French in the south and German in the east.

Belgium capital

Brussels is also referred to as the capital of Europe, home to many EU institutions as well as NATO headquarters. Its most famous resident is the Manneken Pis statue of a little urinating boy.

Belgium food

Chocolates, waffles, mussels and frites are all quintessential Belgian while many of the country’s restaurants consistently rank high in the world’s most influential restaurant guides.


There are over 1,100 varieties of beer with the Trappist beer of the Westvleteren abbey been repeatedly ranked the best one in the world.

Bruges Beer Festival Belgium

Bruges Beer Festival 2020 Belgium

Since its first edition in 2007 the Bruges Beer Festival (“Brugs Bierfestival” in Flemish) has earned itself a reputation as one of Belgium’s best beer festivals, and that is saying something …

Antwerp Christmas Market, Belgium

Antwerp Christmas Market 2019, Belgium

The medieval city of Antwerp makes for a stunning background to its famous Christmas market. Expanded now into several of the city’s prime historical locations, the Antwerp Christmas Market guarantees…

Dour Festival Belgium

Dour Festival 2019 in Belgium

Dour Festival is the biggest music event in the French speaking part of Belgium featuring eight stages and attracting a quarter of a million revellers. Held in July, this is…

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