For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The affair is to move.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Belgium Is More Than Just Waffles
Think of Belgium and waffles, chocolate and beer come to mind, and maybe lace and diamonds too. Those are all wonderful aspects of the country, but Belgium is so much more.
A small country in Western Europe, Belgium is also known for medieval towns and Renaissance architecture. This beautiful and densely populated country ranges from flat coastal plains to rolling and wooded hills.
Flanders to the north is the Dutch speaking region of the country and Wallonia to the south is the region where French is spoken.
The capital of Belgium is Brussels and here are the headquarters of both NATO and the European Union are located.
Belgium is not only rich in chocolate, but also in culture, architecture and history.
Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium, located on the Scheldt River. It is a port city, but also known for Rubens, diamonds and fashion. A very cosmopolitan city with a rich historic center with Flemish Renaissance architecture.
Read more about Antwerp.
One of the wealthiest European cities in the 14th century, Brugge was called the Venice of the North. The historic center is mainly medieval with canals and swans, and is rich history and culture. This is the most popular of the Belgian cities.
Read more about Brugge.
Ostend, located on the Belgian coast, in West Flanders and is known for the promenade and pier that run along a sandy beach.
Read more about Ostend.
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