Belgium Facts & Tips

There are two languages spoken in Belgium, Flemish and French. English is also very common and visitors should not have a problem communicating in the major cities and suburbs. Use the train system for day trips and excursions. It is easy to clean, easy to navigate and connects basically all of the major cities and towns. The Belgian people are very friendly and welcoming, though they tend to be a bit more reserved and quieter - this is not rudeness or disinterest, it is just their way of interacting. Though not particularly known for its gastronomy, Belgium does have some delicious culinary treats - most notably Belgian chocolates, waffles, frittes (make sure to get this with the accompanying sauce) and Belgian white beer. These can be found readily at restaurants, cafes and stands throughout the cities and visitors should not leave Belgium without at least sampling each of them.