About Belgium
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Emergency numbers in Belgium

Emergency numbers and helplines in Belgium

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Make note of these important emergency numbers before you land in an emergency in Belgium, plus a number of Belgian helplines for support and information.

Belgian inventions

Things you didn’t know were Belgian inventions

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Belgium’s small size belies the country’s huge influence on world history. See how many of these top 20 Belgian inventions you know.

Top Belgian food

Top 10 Belgian desserts – with recipes

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Belgium is renown for producing some of the best chocolate in the world, but the Belgian sweet spot extends to so many more top Belgian desserts, cookies and candies.

Embassies in Belgium

Embassies in Brussels

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A guide to the main international embassies in Brussels, Belgium.

Greatest Belgian

Who is the greatest Belgian?

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Known worldwide for its food and drink delicacies, Belgium is also home to a string of famous personalities from modern and ancient history. We look at the 10 finalists vying for the prize to become the greatest Belgian.

Belgium facts: Economy

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An overview of the economy in Belgium.

Belgium facts: Government

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An overview of the government of Belgium.

Belgium history

Belgium facts: A brief history

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A brief introduction to the history of Belgium.

Crime in Belgium

Crime and the legal system in Belgium

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Belgium is a relatively safe country with fairly low rates of crime, and Brussels is considered safer than large cities in neighbouring countries.

Belgium transportation

Belgium facts: Transportation

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An overview of transportation in Belgium.

Belgium facts

Belgium facts: Communications

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An overview of communications in Belgium.

Belgium facts

Belgium facts: Geography, people and society

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An overview of the geography, people and society of Belgium.

History of Belgium

The history of Belgium: Part one

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If you're living in Belgium, our serialised history on Belgium might help you understand the country better.

Belgium history

The history of Belgium: Part two

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More tales on Belgium's history, from the Franks to Feudal Society. Discover how Charlemagne was Belgian and Belgium was responsible for crusades' horror.

Belgium history

The history of Belgium: Part three

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The arrival of the powerful Dukes of Burgundy in the 15th century brings wealth and power to the Low Countries, but the division between Belgium and Holland unravels it all.



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