Country facts

Country facts

Planning a trip to or just arrived in your new country of residence? Expatica’s Country factbook series offers in-depth profiles of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Topics include geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. What about the monarchy and history of your adopted land, or the people, the culture, the...

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16/04/2014 Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands

Queens Day Netherlands Most countries with royalty celebrate their monarch's birthday with pomp and ceremony. The Dutch, in contrast, hold a giant open-air market to celebrate 'Koningsdag'.

20/03/2014 Belgian public holidays 2014

holidays in Belgium Here is a list of official public holidays in Belgium this year.

20/03/2014 National public holidays in France 2014

Holidays in France Here's a calendar of national public holidays in France for 2014, as well as regional French public holidays.

30/09/2013 Top 10 foods in Germany – with recipes

Cuisine of Germany Each region of Germany has its own speciality dishes and variations of typical German cuisine. Here are our top ten traditional German foods to try, do-it-yourself recipes included.