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Belgium is a small but beautiful country located in the heart of Western Europe in the Benelux region, bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It is known for its culture, history, art, and architecture.

Belgium has a population of over 11 million people and covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres making it one of the smallest countries in Europe. It has been an independent nation since 1830. The official language of Belgium is Dutch, but French and German are also spoken in certain regions. The currency used in Belgium is the Euro (EUR). The phone code for Belgium is +32.

Belgium is home to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The largest and most popular cities are Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, and Liege. Brussels, the capital city, is known for its grand architecture, museums, and galleries. Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium and is known for its fashion, diamonds, and art. Ghent is a city with a rich cultural heritage and is home to many historical sites. Bruges is known for its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. Liege is the fourth largest city in Belgium and is known for its vibrant nightlife.

The climate in Belgium is temperate, with mild summers and cool winters. The best time to visit Belgium is during the summer months, from June to August.

Belgium is famous for its cuisine, which includes dishes such as mussels and fries, Belgian waffles, and chocolate. There are many restaurants, cafes, and bars throughout the country that serve traditional Belgian dishes.

Belgium is not an expensive country to visit and stay in. Prices for accommodation, food, and transportation are relatively low compared to other European countries.

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Minnewater

Minnewater or Love Lake is a lake in the center of Bruges, Belgium

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Museum aan de Stroom

The Museum aan de Stroom (MAS; Dutch for: Museum by the River) is a

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Citadel of Namur

The Citadel or Castle of Namur is a fortress in the city of Namur, at

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Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (French: Cathédrale des

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Aquatopia (Antwerp)

Aquatopia is a popular educational attraction in central Antwerp,

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Antwerp City Hall

The City Hall (Stadhuis) of Antwerp, Belgium, stands on the western

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Franchimont Castle

Franchimont Castle is a medieval castle in the municipality of Theux

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Castle of Gaasbeek

The Castle of Gaasbeek, today a national museum, is located in the

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Dilbeek

Dilbeek is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in

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Place Royale, Brussels

The Place Royale (French; 'Royal Square') or Koningsplein (Dutch;

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Castle Solvay

Castle Solvay, also called Château de La Hulpe, is a castle located

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Mont des Arts

The Mont des Arts (French, pronounced ]) or Kunstberg (Dutch,

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Ghent University

Ghent University (in Dutch, Universiteit Gent, abbreviated UGent) is

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Castle of Fosseroule

Castle of Fosseroule is a castle in Belgium.

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Plopsaland De Panne

Plopsaland De Panne is a theme park located near the town of De Panne

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Château Neercanne

Château Neercanne (also known as Agimont or kasteel Neercanne) is a

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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral

The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is located at the Treurenberg

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