- 11 million
- Dutch, French, German
Europeans love to bag Belgium, insinuating that the country offers little but mayonnaise on fries. And while this is a brilliant food combo, the country has much more going for it than its ‘boring’ reputation suggests.
On the surface, Belgium is a country divided, both regionally and linguistically. Years of tense debate and power struggles between the Flemish and French communities have left the nation with a confused identity. But look a little closer and you’ll realise each city and village tells its own story with a unique narrative and voice.
The port city of Antwerp is the cultural hub of Belgium and home to the prestigious fashion museum MoMu. The city is also famous for its diamond trade and literary community. Bruges is a fairytale wonderland on water, and Brussels, despite an austere façade, has a raging cafe and bar scene. Dive in and discover Belgium’s depths.