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Belgium (Dutch: België, French: Belgique, German: Belgien) is a low-lying country on the North Sea coast in the Benelux. With the majority of West European capitals within 1,000 km of the Belgian capital of Brussels, and as a member of the long-standing international Benelux community, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe. Its immediate neighbors are France to the southwest, Luxembourg to the southeast, Germany to the east and the Netherlands to the north. Belgium has so much more to offer than just beer, chocolate and chips. You can explore perfectly preserved medieval squares, dance ‘til dawn in nightclubs, and sing along with your favourite bands at first-rate festivals. Compact and easy to travel around, you can spend the morning fishing for shrimp in Ostend, stop off in Bruges for lunch and end the day dining on moules-frites on Brussels’ UNESCO-listed Grand-Place.

Divided into three regions − Flanders (the predominantly Dutch-speaking north), Wallonia (the predominantly French-speaking south) and the capital region of Brussels − the country offers a variety of flavours, terrains and activities to tempt every traveller’s palette. Its northern cities are cultural hotbeds filled with museums, medieval architecture and bars. The North Sea coastline offers opportunities to try land boarding or kitesurfing. Its seaside restaurants serve locally sourced grey shrimp, and plump mussels and oysters. Southern Wallonia follows a slower pace. Steeped in folklore and studded with castles and quiet woods, Its rivers and rocks provide opportunities for kayaking, caving and hikingBrussels is a blend of Art Nouveau mansions and gleaming skyscrapers, well-stocked art galleries and markets . Belgium attractions include :

Carnival de Binche  - Three days in February the town of Binche is transported back to the 16th century for one of the most fantastic festivals of the year. Highlighted by music parades and fireworks, the climax of this event is when the Gilles appear on the Grand Place and throw oranges to the spectators. This infamous festivity has been classified as part of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO along with its renowned Gilles.
Rock Werchter - 3rd July - 6th July 2008, Werchter.
Dour festival - "European Alternative Music Event" .
Atomium built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair (Expo ’58), it is a 335 foot tall representation of an atomic unit cell. More precisely, it is symbolic of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Nine steel spheres 54 feet in diameter connect via tubes with elevators 105 feet long.
Gentse Feesten - Huge, ten day long street festival in the historical center of the city of Ghent. The biggest street festival in Europe, with theater, music in all genres, techno parties.
24 hours cycling, Louvain-La-Neuve Louvain-La-Neuve is in the Wallonia not far from Brussel, it's a small pedestrian city created in the 60's for the french-speakers students. Every year, in October, they organized a bicycle competition. Actually, the course is a pretext to enjoy the event... And to drink beers. This party is one of the most important consumption of beers of the whole Europe.

Belgian Beer Tour : is a great way for beer lovers to visit their favourite breweries and discover new ones. The tours cover a wide range of beers and appeals to connoisseurs and amateurs alike.
International Short Film Festival : International Short Film Festival with many foreign guests and directors. Focus on the best Flemish and European short films.
 

Belgium  Cities & Attractions :
Brussels - Belgium's capital and the unofficial capital of the EU. Nice historic centre and several museums of interest.
Antwerp - Belgium's second largest city, with a giant cathedral, medieval streets and artistic heritage
Ghent - Once one of Europe's largest cities, now a perfect mixture of Antwerp and Bruges: a cosy city with canals, yet with rich history and lively student population
Bruges - One of Europe's wealthiest cities in the 14th century, it is touristy yet still very authentic, medieval and quiet at night, with small guest houses and family businesses greatly outnumbering chain hotels.
Liège - largest city of Wallonia, along a wide river, industrial cityscape with hiking and resorts in the nearby hills
Dinant - Small city in a stunning natural setting, a popular spot for adventure sports such as canoeing and rock-climbing, best visited in winter
Leuven - a small city dominated by one of Europe's oldest universities. Beautiful historic centre and a lively nightlife.
Mechelen - a small medieval city with a nice historic district around the cathedral
Ypres - once one of the largest cities in the Low Countries, now best known for its destruction during the First World War, marked by memorials and cemeteries

Other Destinations :
Ardennes — the most sparsely populated region in Benelux, this is a hilly countryside region covered with forests
Binche — for three days in February, the town is transported back to the 16th century for one of the most fantastic carnival festivals
Flanders Fields Country
Fondry des Chiens
Pajottenland — an area of green fields and small villages, some of which have been portrayed by artists such as Pieter Bruegel
Waterloo Battlefield — the Waterloo Battlefield where Napoleon lost the final battle that changed Europe's face forever
 
Belgium Flights & Airports : Brussels Airport ( BRU ) (also known as Zaventem due to the town in which it is mainly located) is Belgium's main airport,  It is not located in Brussels proper, but in surrounding Flanders. The airport is the base of the national airline Brussels Airlines, which was founded when SN Brussels Airlines and its low budget sister company Virgin Express merged in March 2007. All other full-service airlines use BRU, as well as budget carriers such as Vueling and SkyEurope . There are two other airports in Belgium with scheduled flights. Ryanair and Wizzair fly to Charleroi airport (CRL), about 50km away from Brussels. Antwerp Deurne airport (ANR) has some business flights. Other airports include Oostende, Liège and Kortrijk, but they only handle freight and charter flights.
 

Summit Tours offers travellers intrested in Belgium plenty of travel options and Travel Services Including Holidays Packages , wide range of Best Hotels offers and discounts , Return Flights to and from : Brussels Airport ( BRU ) ,  Charleroi airport (CRL) and Antwerp Deurne airport (ANR) . Our Holidays Pakages Include Belgium Culture & Classic Tours - Belgium Christmas & New Year Tours - Belgium Safari Tours - Belgium Beach Holidays Packages .
 

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