It’s easy to fall in love with Belgium and many visitors want to return every chance they get. There’s so much to see and do around the country, and if you want to learn more about it, check out these little-known facts. They reveal just how exciting Belgium is.
Belgium is divided into three regions and has three official languages. Residents of different areas speak Dutch, French, and German. Most of them speak Dutch—more precisely, a dialect called Flemish, and French, while only a small group speaks German.
Belgium doesn’t have many mountains or even hills. The highest point of the country is at 694 meters (2.277 ft). The Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) are also known as Low Countries because most of their land is below or slightly above sea level.
There are many cyclists around Belgium. Most people own bikes and use them for short-distance trips. This is healthy, saves money on gas, and reduces traffic. It’s easy to bike everywhere because there are lanes, parking spaces, and traffic lights specifically for cyclists. Cycling is also a popular sport in Belgium. Still, cities like Brussels and Antwerp have some of the worst traffic jams in Europe!