22 June 2017

Raf Simons, the recently appointed Creative Director of Calvin Klein, continues to climb to new heights! At the CFDA Awards held in New York, the Belgian won the awards for Menswear Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year.

21 June 2017

The Belgian-French engineer Lionel Ries has won the European Inventor Award in Venice, in the ‘Research’ category. He received this prize, together with his four colleagues in an international research team, for his contribution to the development of a new European satellite navigation system.

16 June 2017

We still need to wait until October 2018 before the European Space Agency ESA launches the 'Solar Orbiter' satellite to the sun. But one important component is already ready: a telescope which will make high-resolution images of the star's atmosphere.

07 June 2017

The Tour de France will start in Brussels in 2019. The most important competitive cycling race is thus honouring cyclist Eddy Merckx. It will have been fifty years since he won his first Tour.

Events

29 June 2017 - 02 July 2017

From 29 June until 2 July 2017 you will once again be able to witness a wide range of national and international artists at work at Rock Werchter.

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 Club Med was founded by the Belgian Gérard Blitz?