Where Benelux begins

En route between Paris and Amsterdam, many forget to stop and appreciate the half-French, half-Flemish country of Belgium. This is the only country we know of that has two distinct types of waffles and a unique way of preparing their fries.

From its capital city of Brussels to the medieval towns of Ghent, Antwerp, and Bruges, take time to explore the land famed for chocolate, waffles, royalty and lace.

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Tourism website: Visit Belgium

Time zone: UTC/GMT +02:00

Currency: EUR – Euro

Official languages: French, Dutch and German

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 15

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