THE BI-LINGUAL PHOENIX
Where Dutch Flanders meets French Wallonia, this country has provided the world with its famous fine chocolate, Belgian ale, fried potato wedges and waffles. Rising from the ashes as the World War I and II battleground, the capital region of Brussels is the unofficial capital of the European Union, created to promote peace and cooperation within the continent.
There are three regions: Flanders in the North, where Flemish Dutch is spoken; Wallonia in the South, where French is spoken; and Brussels, the capital of Belgium, which is officially bilingual in French and Dutch. German and English are also very commonly spoken in Belgium, mostly in the larger cities.
Regions and Provinces of Belgium
Bilingual (French-Dutch) Capital Region and capital city, unofficial capital of the EU (European Union), surrounded by Flemish Brabant
French-speaking — Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Namur, Liège, Luxembourg:
Dinant, saxophone, rocky hills and deep valleys of the Ardennes, Spa, Tournai, German-speaking eastern Liège
Discovering a City—Beyond Just a Hub in Belgium It wasn’t love-at-first-sight when we first arrived in Belgium, and particularly not with Brussels. But ultimately our affection for…