A world-class destination, loaded with historic sites, more castles than Italy or France,with 650 varities of beer and more beer producers than Germany, with a diverse cultural heritage. 2012 is The Year of Gastronomy. For chocolate lovers-Begium is the #1 country in Europe. Last year over 170,000 tons of chocolate were produced, over 2000 chocolate shops, over 5000 friteries where Belgian fries are sold, more than 300 types of cheese, and more museums per square meter than most any country in Europe. Hundreds of festivals in each of the 3 regions and 11 districts.
Belgium is know for its hospitality.
And Belgians love to party. The country is known for its music festivals and film premiers. It
night life caters to straights, gays,
and everyone in between.
Belgium is also the diamond capital of Europe. Think Antwerp, and Flanders, home to legendary artists from the Flemish and Baroque schools,i.e.,
Van Eyck, Van Dyck, Bruegle, and Rubens.
And if your under 26 get yourself a European Youth Card. Cost is only E12.Use it for travel, attractions, and
discounts. If you’re lodging there’s a B&B association:
From N.A. there are 11 departures by the major carriers. Once there you can
travel by rail to Paris in 77 minutes from Brussels, 111 minutes to London, and 113 minutes to Amsterdam. The country in fact is the most rail populated city in Europe. It’s also the home of NATO and the E.U.
There’s more but…
For more info go to:www.visitbelgium.com
-Michael Zufolo reporting for
Let’s Travel! Radio.
For “live” on Belgium go to:
www.letstravelradio.com, to 9/29
BELGIUM is a discovery.
Belgium, located in the center of Europe is central to the leading countries of Europe by rail, 77 minutes to Paris from Brussels, 111 minutes to London and 113 minutes to Amsterdam. Eleven flight arrivals from the US daily.