Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 7, 2021
Three official languages are accepted throughout the country, including Dutch, French and German. The western part speaks Dutch, the eastern part French, and the part bordering Germany speaks German. Brussels remains in the middle and is a kind of intersection cluster. All of these languages are spoken in Brussels, which consists of 3 separate sections.
As is known in Europe, metro and rail lines are almost the number one option in transportation. The situation is the same for Brussels. Brussels has stops that divide the city into 3 different parts. These train stations divide the city into 3 main parts and these parts vary according to the languages spoken and the origin of the living people.
However, this situation is not always negative as one might think, even on the contrary. Schools in the Flemish region are compulsory for children in English, French and German. Likewise, in the French region (Wallonia), English, German and Dutch are compulsory courses, and in the German region English, French and Dutch. In other words, everyone who reads in Belgium until the age of 14 speaks 4 languages.
Contrary to popular belief, the best chocolate comes from Belgium, not Switzerland or Germany. Chocolates made with 3 separate milk in Belgium are considered to be the best in the world.
When you think about the Waffle, do not think that there is a lot of material in it. This means that; If the waffle consists only of dough and powdered sugar, we can call it Belgian waffles. However, things like strawberries and chocolate can be put on top. In addition to the original, of course.
When it comes to fried potatoes, things can get mixed up with France. The most diverse variety of French fries, originally "French Fries", is again in Belgium. It is said that 10 different fried potatoes are grown in Belgium. This variety is considered the only one in the world.
The sauces used by the Belgians in their fries are also divided into two. Ketchup and mayonnaise are not considered to be a good pair and they often eat their fries with mayonnaise.
As for beer, as we all know, German beers are considered the best. However, Belgium's beers and varieties compete with Germany. You can find hundreds of varieties of beer in Belgium, where beer festivals are held regularly. You can visit the Beer Museums in almost every city and taste the most delicious beers.
Contrary to popular belief, the world's tallest men live in Europe. In fact, the "Dutch" race has taken the first 2 places. While the average height of Dutch men is 182.5 cm, this is 181.7 cm for Belgians.
Belgium has been chosen as the most preferred Western European country for Erasmus in every academic year. Welcoming thousands of students from China, Korea, South Africa and all European countries every year, Belgium has the highest number of cities that host students coming with exchange programs on a country basis.
Some of the factors that are attractive to students are Belgium's recent innovations in education, a lot of work in the international arena, diversity in education policy and innovation efforts in the educational models it uses. In addition, providing accommodation and transportation from most universities is a great advantage for students from other countries.
It is a fact that Belgium is harder financially than other countries. However, in addition to this, cheap markets, venues and transportation make life a little easier.
Brussels Charleroi Airport, which is selected as the most punctual airport in the world, is also located in Belgium. Although this airport, which has transportation by train and bus in every city, is small and inadequate, there are flights from all over the world. Moreover, Brussels is the city where the cheapest airlines fly the most in Europe.
This is the best information for music lovers from Belgium. Tomorrowland, Rock Werchter, I love Techno, Boombal Festival and Dour Festival are just a few of Belgium's traditional festivals that thousands of young people in Europe are dying to attend.
The reason for this is that the 3 different regions of the city, Valonia, Flemish and German parts, write the names of the cities in their own language.
It may appear as Brüksel, Brussels or Bruxelles.
It is written as Brugge (Brüj), Brugge in Dutch, Brügge in German, Bruges in French.
Antwerp can be written on signs such as Antwerpen, Antwerp or Anvers.
There are many films shot in and about Belgium. The most famous of these is "in Bruges", a movie starring Colin Farrell, where you can watch Bruges in every detail. Although it does not give much information about Bruges in terms of content you will love it when you watch it.
In addition, Audrey Hepburn and Jean Claude van Damme, an icon that we all know in the film industry, are two famous Belgian born names.
Ludwig van Beethoven's family is considered to be Belgian. In fact, it is said that Beethoven wanted his works to be taken to Liege after his death.
Another known is that Victor Hugo completed his famous work Les Miserables in Belgium, where he was sent into exile.
Belgium is a very developed country in public transport. That is to say, Antwerp is the city with the longest tram line with 68 km.
You can reach the other end of the country without ever getting off the train. In fact, if you are a student, it will only cost you 5 Euros. In this way, you have many transportation options such as buses, trains and trams. Belgium also has a highway that travels the whole country for driving. It is known that it is so long that this highway network is said to be visible from space.
In addition to these, there are bicycle routes that you can use very comfortably in every city of Belgium. The fact that the city is flat and the highest altitude is only 694 meters in the whole country shows us that the country is very suitable for cycling. That is why even well-dressed people in suits commute to work by bicycle.
The most striking of these is Brugge, a city. The whole city is under UNESCO protection. As a result of this, they have to apply some sanctions in the city.
Belgians feel that owning a house is a huge advantage. However, for a Belgian living in Brugge, buying a house is a little different and difficult compared to other places. UNESCO protects every part of Brugge, and if a homeowner gets even a mat in front of the outside door of their home, they have to submit it to UNESCO representatives for approval. If it fits the general view and historical texture of the city, it means that they can put the mat in front of their house. Likewise, a homeowner cannot decide on their own every detail, from the curtains, the color of the outer door to the flowers in their garden. The authorities check these kinds of things.
Brugge is a city that has created its own rules. In fact, it can even vary according to Belgium's states and regions. Garbage disposal day in Brugge, separate garbage bags for each garbage and the color of these bags etc. There are many different rules like this. If you live in a house, the general rules accompany you in the house.