Belgium

A country that boasts a wealth of historical significance and innovation as well as quirky restaurants, museums and cafes. Welcome to Belgium.

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Explore Belgium's quintessential palette of variety from the French-speaking Wallonia, to the Dutch-speaking Flanders. Discover the culture-rich and historically significant cities of medieval Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent which boast striking architecture, government buildings and world heritage sites. Delve into the creative hubs of Brussels and Ixelles, with art museums and hip cafes around every corner. Stay a couple of days in Brussels, and gorge on the very best of Belgian cuisine, including waffles, mouth-watering chocolate and double-fried frites, all washed down with a home-grown brew of either ale, stout or lager. With every major city within two or less hours of each other, discover Belgium's contemporary culture and rich history whirled into one.

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Whether it's the glistening diamonds of the Belgian district of Antwerp, the educative battlefields and trench museums from the second world war, or the chocolate-dominated window displays that line the towns, Belgium has a wealth of historical, cultural, and gastronomical significance. From the picture perfect castles sprinkled across the landscape, making Belgium a country with the world's greatest number of castles per square meter, to spectacular caverns and underwater systems, Belgium offers an abundance of experiences. Renowned for its medieval and baroque architectural excellences, museums in Brussels, Ghent, Brugge, Charleroi and Liège showcase the country's eclectic mix of styles and contributions to the Art Nouveau style.

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Whether you choose to experience Belgium in the north or the south, you're sure to notice the change in language, but don't make too many assumptions. Although the Flemish community speaks Dutch, and the Walloons speak French, neither of these regions consider themselves Dutch or French, so be careful to not make the mistake. If music takes your fancy, Belgian people are known for their partying and electronic music in the form of Tomorrowland festival with a host of other music events on their charter.

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It is impossible to visit Belgium without wandering past The Grand Place and Place Saninte-Catherine and instantly being hit with the incredible aromas of batter cooking, as sugary waffles are prepared for many a hungry visitor. Let the culmination of chocolatey scents and freshly-produced waffles awaken your receptors to the familiarity and comfort of Belgium.

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The country's Belgian delights invite many a roaming traveller near and far to try its enticing palette of flavours. From their double-fried frites and indulgent chocolate, to world-famous waffles and foamy beer, Belgium isn't a country short of familiar delicacies. Although they may not be the most aesthetically appealing dishes, it is the thought of the flavour that goes into every morsel that makes them so mouthwateringly good.

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The rich and tumultuous history of Belgium can still be felt throughout the country, in the very fibres of its surroundings. From centuries of invasion, siege and resilience, Belgium remembers the people lost and the cities where the woes and triumphs of history were forever immortalised. Each city, from Bruges and Ghent to Antwerp and Liège, offer their own unique atmosphere, with areas that are more tourist-oriented, to those with a community vibe. The sense of community spirit is felt through the Belgian people's liberal thinking and the absence of a legally mandated bar closing time, so you can enjoy Belgian beer well into the early hours.

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