Belgium
Belgium
ISO:   BE
Country:   Belgium
Capital:   Brussels
AreaSqKm:   30,510
Population:   10,403,000
Region:   EUR
Continent:   EU
tld:   .be
CurrencyCode:   EUR
CurrencyName:   Euro
Phone:   32
Languages:   nl-BE fr-BE de-BE en-ZZ
neighbours:   DE:NL:LU:FR
Time Zone:   GMT+1 (March-October +2)
 
Description:   Belgium has long been seen as a bit of a boring and dull nation as it is home to NATO and the European Union. Although admittedly they are not as vibrant as their neigbours, Belgium is a great little country to visit. They have one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the whole of Europe (Bruges), the diamonds in Antwerp and Brussels itself is a great city with a good selection of museums and parks. If you were there, we would recommend the fine art museum and the Tintin museum both equally good .There is a lot to see and do and is well worth a visit if for nothing more than to sample their world famous chocolates!
 
Useful Links:   http://www.visitbelgium.com/ This is the official tourism web site of Belgium based in the USA. Good site with a good range of promotional offers. http://www.belgium-tourism.net/home/home.htm This is the official web site for the Belgium tourism board. Good detailed site available in several languages. http://www.visitflanders.com/ This is the official web site for the Belgium tourism board. Good detailed site available in several languages. This site mainly deals with the area in and around Flanders (WW2 sites of Ypres etc). http://www.diplomatie.be/en/travel/visa/default.asp This is the direct link to the visa section of the Ministry of Foreign affairs and provides a detailed list and explanation of all visa requirements for entering Belgium.You can also download the various application forms you need direct from this site.

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