There is just something about Belgium. Maybe it’s the friendly & welcoming people who with three official languages still find it easy to converse in English, the 4th unofficial language. Maybe it’s the stunning architecture decorating the quaint cobblestone squares. Or perhaps it’s the incredible cuisine found in the vast array of restaurants to be discovered.
Situated in the middle of Western Europe, between France and The Netherlands, Belgium encompasses all the best that Europe has to offer. Divided in 2 distinct and different regions, you have flemish speaking Flanders in the north, a flatland criss-crossed by canals, proud of its medieval cities, such as Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent and to the south, french speaking Wallonia, where you will find the rolling hills of the Ardennes, countless castles, and the cities of Bastogne, Namur, and Dinant.
Brussels is one of the world’s great cosmopolitan capitals, home to both the European Union and NATO, as well as a wealth of international trade and finance companies. The city is at the centre of an ever-expanding European high-speed rail network: Paris is less than 1½ hours away, London, Cologne and Amsterdam just 2. Almost every EU member state can be reached within three hours or less.
Brussels city is quickly becoming a trendy spot for weekend getaways and holidays. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers there are many attractions that most visitors cannot begin to imagine. It is the centre of European culture, officially nicknamed ‘the European Village’, with almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, fascinating walks, trendy restaurants and bars. There is a lot to learn about the history of the city, the architecture, the Belgian obsession with comic strips, and the art of chocolate, fries, mussels, waffles and beer. You will also see superb examples of art and architecture past and present here – Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau.
Contact Norma Keshishian at Your Brussels Experience.
In France on: +33 (0)220.127.116.11.64 In Belgium on: +32 (0)4 7755 8513. Skype: normasydney
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