Belgium

Country Facts

Benelux comprises three neighboring countries in northwestern Europe and the name Benelux is derived by joining the first two or three letters of each country's name – Belgium, Netherlands Luxembourg. Despite similarities in culture, language, and lifestyle across borders, each of these countries has a distinctive character and many compelling reasons to visit them.

Belgium Think of Belgium and you think of Belgian chocolates, (it produces 22,000 tons of chocolates annually), yummy Belgian waffles and Tin Tin cartoons. Did you know that Belgium is where the saxophone originated and that the original town of Spa, lent its name to spa centers all over the world? Visit lovely country towns and enjoy great shopping and gastronomic experiences. Southern Belgium has hundreds of interesting castles, medieval fortresses and châteaux.

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Official Languages: 3 official languages - Dutch, French and German
  • Government: Federal Government
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Zone: Summer (April - October): 3 hours and 30 minutes behind India
  • Winter (November – March): 4 hours and 30 minutes behind India
  • Electricity: Most power sockets are for 3-pin flat square plugs

When To Go

Best time to visit: April to October

What To Do

What to eat and drink

Belgium is world famous for its chocolate and incredible varieties of beer. Certain foods unique to Belgium are mussels cooked in wine, meatballs, beef stew, Belgian frites (French fries), waffles and a tasty cookie called "speculoos."

Shopping

Brussels: Art and antiques from Place du Grand Sablon; Exquisite handmade lace; Chocolate brands like Chocolatier Mary, Leonidas, Neuhas, Godiva and Dandoy. Shop at Rue Antoine Dansaert Straat for fashion and design, Avenue Louise for international fashion brands, Rue Neuve for bargains; Visit Gallerie St. Hubert arcade.

Packages

Escorted Tours

The best and easiest way to see the highlights is on an escorted tour, where all your travel, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements are well taken care of. A knowledgeable local guide brings history and culture to life as you travel in the comfort of your deluxe coach.

A world leader in budget travel, Cosmos combines the benefit of escorted travel with a great price. Ideal for practical, value-minded travelers. Vacations include comfortable hotels, breakfast and some meals, sightseeing with local guides and the services of an expert Tour Director.

Unmatched selection, more included features, quality first class hotels, and vast experience make Globus the obvious choice for travelers who want more. The world leader in quality escorted travel, Globus delivers memorable vacation experiences with knowledgeable Tour Directors and local guides.

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