Flanders played an important role in Western European art between the 15th and the 17th centuries.
In 2014, the province of West Flanders welcomed nearly 800,000 tourists who came to commemorate the First World War, nearly double the number that came in 2013.
'PK' (‘Peekay’), the first Bollywood production filmed in Belgium, has its première today in Belgian cinemas. The whole of the first quarter of this romantic comedy is set in Bruges.
The Belgian photographer Bernard Caelen, alias Irving S.T. Garp, wins the Metro Photo Challenge 2014 in the category ‘My Green City’.
At the end of November 2014 Unesco recognised the Belgian carillon culture as a 'best practice in protecting immaterial cultural heritage'.
With his book ‘Oorlog en terpentijn’ (War and turpentine) the Belgian author Stefan Hertmans won the prestigious AKO Prize for Literature 2014.