Most Recent Belgium Blog Posts
Research by travel search engine gopili suggests an increased number of Brits are looking abroad this Easter.
It was a strange trip. Delayed by six months and heading off without the original party - yet Brussels was more than worth the hassle.
Anderlecht are Belgium's most successful team - so what can you expect when going to watch them at Constant Vanden Stock Stadion? Find out with this Gameday Guide!
As the capital of Belgium and Europe, Brussels has lots to see and do and is a city break worth taking.
First it was Brussels, then Nice…
I missed Brussels by a day and Nice by a week, but have either of those events had any fear-inducing effects on a personal level?
It has been the craziest of weeks, but heading into the Easter weekend I reflect on the past few days.
I'm due to fly out to Brussels tomorrow, which has presented me with a tough question this afternoon - to go or not to go?
With the Brussels lockdown nearing a close, can you travel safely to Belgium's capital city in the aftermath of the Paris attacks?
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The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in western Europe bordered by France, The Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. It is famed for its beer, chocolate and waffles, but also politics as it is home to the headquarters of the European Union.
The country gained its independence from The Netherlands in 1830 but served as the battleground between many European powers, causing it to be dubbed the “Battlefield of Europe.”
Belgium is also a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD and WTO and is a part of the Benelux Union alongside The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Belgium is a developed country and is categorised as “very high” in the Human Development Index.
Time and Date in Belgium
Did you know?
Belgium became the second country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2003, taking The Netherlands’ lead.
Although they have been associated more with Hollywood than Hasselt recently, The Smurfs were actually the creation of Peyo, a Belgian cartoonist who first introduced the blue creatures as a comic strip in 1958.
Belgium is split into 10 provinces, one of which is called Luxembourg. Luxembourg is the country’s biggest province by area and, confusingly, borders the country of Luxembourg – although they are spoken with different pronunciations.
French fries are believed to have originated in Belgium, not France like the food’s name would suggest.
Belgium has more castles per kilometre than any other country on Earth.