Belgium is the home of good food, quaint medieval towns and most importantly of all, good beer. Its habitants may be divided into the Flemish-speaking north and French-speaking south but they are united in the serious business of good living.

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Brussels, the capital, is best known as the administrative capital of the EU (European Union). At its centre is the Grand Place, a plaza with delightful flower displays which is surrounded by narrow streets, restaurants and bars and exquisite chocolate shops.

North of Brussels is the famous Westmalle monastery, one of many such monasteries which allow visitors to sample their home-made beers. Northwest is the pretty medieval town of Bruges, a favourite weekend getaway, with its narrow waterways and streets inviting visitors to take a canal carriage rides.

There's a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget, and loads of deals throughout the year from city hotels in particular. Getting there is also easy as travel by Eurostar takes just a few hours from the UK.


Capital City: Brussels

Major Cities: Antwerp, Mons, Bruges, Liege, Ghent, Namur, Spa, Tournai.

Population: 10.82 million

Area: 12,672 miles | 32,820 kilometres

Languages: French, Dutch, German

Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz

General Information
Tipping: Service charges are usually included in bills, tips are not necessary. Tips for taxis are included in meter fare.

Hints: Smoking is usually prohibited in public places. Request permission before smoking in offices, cars and restaurants. On social occasions, e.g. invitation to restaurants, be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. Minimum drinking age: Persons between the ages of 16-18 are allowed to purchase alcoholic drinks (less than 21% volume)

Clothing: Light to warm clothes throughout the year, supplemented by heavier wear for winter months. Rainwear at any time.

The summer period (May-Sep) is usually warm & sunny, central areas being slightly warmer than coastal regions, although conditions can be changeable. Winters are generally colder in central areas but particularly so in the Ardennes region in the south which can have long spells of snow.

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