It is a land of artists, too. There is no denying that the Flemish painting of the Renaissance marked the history of the arts. Did you know that this country of 10 million inhabitants also has the highest density of art collectors in the world and accommodates more creators of comics per square kilometre than any other country in the world? A good example is the work of talented Hergé, the Adventures of Tintin, which has sold 200 million copies around the world (and counting!).
From a geographical point of view, the flat land is no less impressive. Surrounded by some 67 kilometres of coast along the North Sea, Belgium will seduce you with its beautiful, varied landscapes: be sure to explore its superb Sambre and Meuse valleys and the lush forests of the Ardennes, in the southern part of the country. In its bright cities, traces can still be found of the Austrian, Spanish and, primarily, French and Dutch occupations, which marked the history of Belgium, while most of the European institutions as well as NATO’s headquarters, are established in Brussels, the capital city.
Let’s not forget that Belgium is at the crossroads of four important European countries – France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Multilingualism is the rule here and there are 3 official languages – French, Dutch and German. A constitutional monarchy since 1830, Belgium is home to a welcoming population and has established successful commercial relations with its neighbours. In this cosmopolitan country at the heart of Europe, take advantage of high quality business English courses!