20 July 2017

Located to the south-east of Brussels, the Sonian Forest is a suburban forest of approximately 5,000 ha. Its beech cathedral is particularly impressive, so called because the upper branches of these tall-growing trees remind us of the intertwining ribs of Gothic buildings.

20 July 2017

In November the World Architecture Festival (WAF) takes place in Berlin, a festival that awards prizes to the buildings that stand out most from an architectural point of view. Among the nominees there are some Belgian buildings as well.

14 July 2017

The city of Mechelen becomes the 120th member of the European Intercultural Cities Programme.

13 July 2017

Belgian footballers are among the most expensive athletes in the world. This has been highlighted yet again by Romelu Lukaku's transfer to Manchester United.

Events

30 June 2017 - 03 September 2017

Those keen on diving into the life and work of René Magritte, should certainly come to the Belgian coast this summer. The 'Magritte Experience' runs in Knokke-Heist until 3 September 2017.

Promotional film about Belgium

Kingdom of Belgium

Capital   Brussels
Area   30,528 km²
Population   11 million
Population Density   365 inhabitants/km²
Languages   Dutch, French, German
Political System   Monarchy
Head of State   H.M. King Philippe
Hymn   Brabançonne
Motto   Strength through Unity
Currency   Euro
GDP   $524,8 Billion

Did you know ?

Did you know that Ludwig van Beethoven's roots lie in Mechelen?