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Belgium has an extensive rail network with well-developed public transport links, making it even more accessible for Eurostar travellers. The country has a federal democracy, but retains its monarchy, and is home to both the EU (European Union) and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).
Belgian culture is renowned and not to be missed- although famous for beer and chocolate, there are many other specialities available, such as moules-frites, a mussel delicacy served in most restaurants. A lot of Belgian dishes have a strong French influence, meaning that traditional dishes are rich in flavour and differ from region to region. Another famous food are Belgian waffles, especially the 'Gaufres de Liège' which are served throughout the entire city of Liège.
Belgian GeographyBelgium, like France, is divided into divisions (10), but it also has 3 regions. Belgian climate is warmer than Germany and the Netherlands, but colder than France. The landscape is flat towards the north, but mountainous to the southeast and with the Ardennes Forest.
Belgian LanguageThe population contains two main groups, the Flemings and the Walloons, and because of this Belgium is has a dual-language status. Both French and Flemish are spoken in the country.
Most Popular CityBrussels is home to over 146000 of Belgium’s 10 million inhabitants. It is the capital and the largest city, but the most popular city for tourism is Bruges (especially the old centre), which has a population of around 120000 and is known as “The Venice of the North”.
Belgian main stations
Top Train Travel destinations
Tickets to Brussels are valid for travel to and from any Belgian station, travel to many of these locations offer free or part free with your standard Eurostar ticket.
PLEASE NOTE: You must travel within 24 hours of your Eurostar journey.