With the official name, Kingdom of Belgium, a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance, what else do you know about the country other than their renowned waffle and chocolate?

 

Being one of the most densely populated country in the world, there are indeed many interesting facts about Belgium that you might find it hard to believe. The small country shares borders with France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands. Interestingly, many super-rich French and Dutch people have moved to Belgium to avoid wealth taxes of their country, French for Brussels while Dutch for Antwerp.

 

In terms of food, the well-known Belgian Waffles comes in 3 types, the Liege waffle, Brussels waffle and Galettes. Other than waffle, chocolate is another typical production Belgium. Not only manufacturing the world’s best chocolates, but also having the world’s biggest retail point, the Brussel National Airport. Beer is also a symbol of the country. Brewing the international award-winning beer, over 1100 varieties of beer are made in the country.

 

Surprisingly, Belgium is also a hub of intelligent fashion designers. Antwerp, a major city of the country, is home to the world known Royal Academy of Fine Arts, with a cult status as one of the most important fashion academies in Europe. ‘The Antwerp Six’ (Walter van Beirendenk, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee) is a group of fashion designers graduated from the school between 1980-81. They got named and gained world’s concern in 1986 by renting a truck and showcasing their collections outside London Fashion Week. Martin Margiela is also a Belgian fashion designer. These designers are famous of their significant edgy, avant-garde style, creating a style of Belgians.

 

Found this place more interesting than you thought? Exchange some Euro and get your trip planned. But here’s one more fact for you, look at the Euro note or coin, the name of the currency and the € symbol are both proposed by Belgian.