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Belgium Travel Fast Facts

Capital : Brussels
Time Zone : GMT/UTC +1
Language(s) : Dutch, French, German
Currency : Euro € info
Country Dialing Code: 32

Although small in size, Belgium has big influence in Europe as the hub of the European Union in Brussels, its capital city.

As an international power center, Dutch, French, German and English are widely spoken throughout Belgium's three major regions - Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.

Belgium top attractions

First time visitors to Brussels shouldn't miss the iconic Manneken Pis, probably the most famous statue in all of Belgium, along with other top capital city attractions including the twin towers of the Cathedral of St. Michel & Gudula with its heady mix of romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles.

The very heartbeat of the city can be felt in the main square, seemingly always buzzing with cafe goers under the watchful eye of the Grand Palace. If traveling in 2014, watch for the famous flower carpet of 1 million begonias that biannually blanket the square (in a beloved tradition that began in 1971.)

Grand Place, Manniquin Pis and Brussels Cathedral
In Brussels, the main square at Grand Place (left) is dotted with flower stalls and cafes, plus don't
miss a photo-op of Manniquin Pis, (middle), probably the most famous statue in all of Belgium.
Meanwhile, gothic majesty awaits (right) at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula.

Belgium's other top attractions offer old-world charm in Antwerp; medieval majesty in Ghent and Bruges; contrasted with a stark reminder of war's tragic consequences in a memorial to the 20th century fallen at Flanders Fields.

Along with architecture found in major cities, more gothic splendor awaits in Bruges, most recently
made famous in the dark comedy "In Bruges" starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

also see -> Christmas in Belgium

More about Belgium travel around the Web:

Belgium Tourist Attractions - The latest news & updates, event schedule, major attractions, photos, maps, plus practical tourist information for every day of the year.

Trip Advisor - Best of Belgium - Check out insider info and reviews including maps, photos, hotel guide, restaurants and nightlife, museums.

14 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Belgium - Go on a virtual tour with eye-catching photos, and related resources for more in-depth information.

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