30 May 2016

Belgian scientists at the universities of Copenhagen and Liege have developed a new method that can quickly predict whether patients will recover from a coma.

02 June 2016

The Red Star Line Museum recently opened the exhibition 'Via Antwerp. The Road to Ellis Island' on Ellis Island. The exhibition describes the personal stories of two million immigrants who crossed the Atlantic to the United States on ships of the Antwerp shipping company Red Star Line.

04 June 2016

On Saturday 4 June, a new attraction opened at Walibi, the famous Wavre theme park; its name is PULSAR. It has already won awards, not to mention acclaim from the international press. Visitors sit in a boat and are propelled to a height of 45 metres, three times.

27 May 2016

The Grand-Place of Brussels was included in Tripadvisor's ranking of the top 25 landmarks in the world. The Grand-Place ranked 13th, before landmarks such as the Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Acropolis in Athens and the Chinese Great Wall.

Events

30 June 2016 - 03 July 2016

This year, as before, the summer holidays will get started with Rock Werchter, Belgium's biggest music festival.

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 the word "euro" was invented by a Belgian?