Belgian Culture

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Belgium

If you really want to make a new life for yourself in a country, you need to understand the people who live there. Belgians will love to talk about their country, its traditions, its customs, the things you should not miss... They will be more than eager to tell you about what to focus on in Belgium.

 

Aside from research and innovation, Belgium is also famous for many other things. If you enjoy walking along the beach or in the depths of a forest, doing sport, cycling or just taking a deep breath of fresh country air, Belgium is the place for you.

 

Belgium is famous for being a battlefield. But it is also a country famous for the arts, literature, music, comic strips and architecture. Magritte, Folon, Hergé, Horta, Grétry, Verhaeren, Maeterlinck, Hooverphonic... to name but a few. And we should not forget Manneken Pis, the most famous Belgian of all.

 

Belgians like good food and there are plenty of world-famous specialties to delight your taste buds. From waffles to mussels, chips to shrimps, chocolates to waterzooi, cheese to dried sausages... there is no lack of specialities to enjoy with a good beer.

 

Most of all, we love to party. Night-life is rich and exciting.