Cultural Information Belgium

Official Travel Website

http://walloniabelgiumtourism.co.uk/

Culture Gram

Culture Gram

Federal Travel Website

travel.state.gov

Common Cuisine

  • Moules-frites
  • Waffles
  • Tomate-crevette
  • Filet Américain
  • Paling in t'groen

 

Music

  • Stromae
  • Gunther D
  • Netsky
  • Ian Thomas

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Television and Films

  • Deux jours, une nuit (Two days, One night)
  • Le gamin au vélo (The Kid with a Bike)
  • Rundskop (Bullhead)
  • De Behandeling (The Treatment)
  • Salamander
  • Marsman

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Recommended Readings

Who's Who?

Robert Cailliau is a Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who, together with Tim Berners-Lee, developed the World Wide Web.

Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax was a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician who played the flute and clarinet, and is well known for having invented the saxophone.

Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. His best known and most substantial work is the 23 completed comic books in The Adventures of Tintin series, which he made from 1929 until his death in 1983. He was also responsible for two other well-known series, Quick & Flupke (1930–40) and Jo, Zette and Jocko (1936–57). His works were executed in his distinct ligne claire drawing style.

Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg  is a Belgian born American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She initially rose to prominence when she married into the German princely House of Fürstenberg, as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg. She re-launched her fashion company, Diane von Fürstenberg (DvF), in 1997, with the reintroduction of her famous wrap dress. In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year named her as their president, a position she has held since 2006. As of 2014, she is listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, DvF is available in over 70 countries and has 85 stores worldwide.

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian martial artist, actor, and director best known for his martial arts action films. The most successful of these films include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Street Fighter (1994), Timecop (1994), Sudden Death (1995), JCVD (2008) and The Expendables 2 (2012).

Politics

Philippe or Filip (French: Philippe Léopold Louis Marie, Dutch: Filip(s) Leopold Lodewijk Maria) is the King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013. He is the eldest child of King Albert II, whom he succeeded upon Albert's abdication for health reasons, and Queen Paola. He married Countess Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (now Queen Mathilde), with whom he has four children. King Philippe's elder daughter, Princess Elisabeth, is next in the line of succession. At age 54, Philippe is Europe's third youngest reigning monarch, following the 47-year-old Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the 46-year-old Felipe VI of Spain.

Cultural Activities

  • Feast your eyes on the Grand-Place in Brussels
  • Visit Historic Centre of Brugge in Bruges
  • Take a look at Central Station in Antwerp
  • Visit Musee David et Alice van Buuren in Brussels
  • Listen to Luc Vanlaere Harpist in Bruges

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