September 22, 2017

If you are interested in architecture and/or art you may have learnt about Art Nouveau. This style, popular between 1890 and 1910, is inspired by nature and particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. Belgian architect Victor Horta (1871-1947) can be considere...

September 5, 2017

When it comes on gastronomy you already know a few of our specialities: waffles, chocolate and French fries. But Belgium has also a few national dishes that every visitor should experiment during his stay. Hereunder a selection of our most important dishes that you sho...

August 8, 2017

This short film shows the story of two little kids discovering the capital in 1910. This exquisite piece of art is a testimony of a period called La Belle Epoque, an era of economical prosperity, optimism and peace in Western Europe. 

June 20, 2017

With more than 700 comic strip authors, Belgium has more comic strip artists per square kilometre than any other country in the world! It is here that the comic strip has grown from a popular medium into an art in its own right. Nowhere else comics are so strongly root...

June 5, 2017

Since 1971, evey 2 years the Grand Place of Brussels is hosting a flower carpet. The event takes place on the weekend of the 15th of August. The 2000m² (80x25m) carpet counts half a million of begonias. More than 100 volunteers are necessary to create that artwork that...

May 5, 2017

Belgian chocolate is very certainly the most important speciality of our gastronomy. Cacao's import in Europe is dated back to the XVI century. In the beginning, such as the Maya's, cacao was consumed by the European aristrocracy as a beverage only. The presence of Cac...

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