“The highest point in Belgium is lower than the world’s tallest building – the Signal de Botrange on the High Fens plateau in far-east Belgium is the highest point at 694m, shorter than the world’s tallest building in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa at 828m. Belgium along with the Netherlands and Luxembourg are historically known as the Low Countries.“
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Below find interesting facts for children regarding Belgium and also a video on Chocolate in Belgium, makes the mouth water!
- There are three official languages in Belgium. Dutch, spoken by just under 60% of the population, mainly by the Flemish to the north in the Flanders area. French is spoken by around 40% of the population and mainly to the south in the Wallonia region. There is a small group of German-speakers in eastern Wallonia.
- The town of Spa in Belgium is where the word ‘spa’ comes from. People as far back as ancient Roman times used to come to the town to bathe in the famed cold springs for health and healing purposes.
- Belgium is world-famous for beer. There are over 1100 varieties of beers made in Belgium and the country often produces international award winning varieties.
- Belgium is world-famous for chocolate. Praline chocolates were invented by Jean Neuhaus in Brussels in 1912. Today, Belgium is the world’s number one exporter of chocolate, with 220,000 tonnes of chocolate produced per year and shops in Brussels international airport are said to sell the most chocolate in the world.
- Belgium is world-famous for waffles. There are 3 main types of Belgian waffles, the most common is Liege waffles which are eaten like a cookie, Brussels waffles are larger and lighter in color and eaten with toppings such as strawberries or ice cream, while galettes are thin, soft and usually eaten for breakfast with jam.
- French fries are believed to have been invented in Belgium not France.
Attractions in Belgium
Browse through different attractions in Belgium. Find war related monuments and museums as well as theme parks, zoos and castles. You can also find more idylic locations such as National parks and intinationally aclaimed destinations that have been deemed fit to be UNESCO. Also search through our list of favourite places to see whilst in Belgium
Cities in Belgium
Browse through Cities in Belgium. Find where to visit whilst in the cities of Belgium. Discover information on places to eat and nightlife you can spend your evenings dancing the night away. Find the best places to shop and where to relax after. You can also share your pictures from your visits and leave advice for other people visiting cities throughout Belgium.
Places to Stay
Search through our listings of places to stay in Belgium. Search through hotels or apartments in the Cities or find houses you can rent throughout Belgium. If you are not interested in hotels or apartments then we also provide information on campsites and motorhome stops in Belgium. Search our list of dedicated motorhome stops and find address` and contact details if available.
Belgian foods have taken on many influences over the years due to invasions throughout history by Romans, Vikings, Spanish, English and French, all of which have left their mark on the country’s cuisine. There is a much quoted saying that “Belgian food is served with French finese and German generosity!”
Of course the most famous of all of Belgium‘s foods are its wonderful chocolates, but Belgium is about more than just chocolate and here we try to bring you a delicious selection of what Belgium has to offer, get involved and send us your own personal favourites.