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Belgian festivals

Top Belgian festivals 2018

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From bears and Belgian beers to witches and pig bladders, festivals in Belgium have long been a major part of Belgian culture. Here are the top Belgian festivals that attract huge crowds every year.

Top Belgian food

Top 10 Belgian foods – with recipes

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Belgian food offers a gourmet tour for your taste buds with its mix of elegant and comfort recipes and dishes. Find out the top 10 Belgian foods you must try.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

History of Belgium

The history of Belgium: Part four

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A century of misfortune and catastrophe for the emerging Belgium ends on a happier note: the foundation of modern Belgian prosperity.

History of Belgium

The history of Belgium: Part five

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Onto modern times and Belgium enters its most shameful period with the exploitation of the Congo, a legacy which some would say the country has yet to come to terms.



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