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Destination Belgium
- Royaume de Belgique/Koninkrijk Belgie -

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For a quick brief check The CIA Factbook

Conventional long form: Kingdom of Belgium conventional short form: Belgium local short form: Belgique/Belgie local long form: Royaume de Belgique/Koninkrijk Belgie

Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy.


Border countries:

France 620 km
Germany 167 km Luxembourg 148 km
Netherlands 450 km

Coast line: 66 km


Brussels - BRU


total: 30,510 sq km
land: 30,230 sq km
water: 280 sq km

10,289,088 (July 2003 est.)

Dutch (official) 60%
French (official) 40%
German less than 1%
Legally bilingual (Dutch and French)

temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy showers

City - Check out this great guide - you'll find your preferences

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Always great offers and special Internet deals available.

Accommodation in Brussels Hotels

We used and recommend
Next to the Eurostar terminal and only 5 Minutes by tube to the city center the Uster Hotel


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The alternative to flying - Eurostar Thalys and local trains

Brussles - Lile - Thalis - Eurostart - Info & Book here

world wide lounge accessCheck who flies to and from Belgium - low cost- and if waiting in a crowded airport doesn't appeal to you, check the Priority Pass for lounge access World-wide.who flies where - low cost


If you are travelling to or from the UK please don't forget to check our great offers in parking at the airport with up to 50% discount, or Hotel and Park as well as Meet and Greet. Great rates for city hotels all over the UK and London. We also have complete guides in how to get to and from UK airports by public transport.


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