The Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Netherlands, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg comprise the economic union of Benelux, an acronym that combines the first letters of the three countries: Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Nederland, the lowlands, has engineered itself over the centuries to beautifully manage its ever-present waterways. Known for open-mindedness and a sense of humor, this small country has always persevered and adapted through enterprise and engineering. Its merchant history is evident in many canal cities like the capital of Amsterdam.
Also known for high education, its many universities are spread around the country in cities such as Leiden, Groningen, and Eindhoven.
See the official Netherlands Tourism pages.
Dual-lingual Belgium joins the northern Dutch dialect of Flemish with the southern French-speaking Walloon provinces. Brussels combines both languages into one capital city.
See the official Belgium Tourism pages.
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Luxembourg intertwines the cultural influences of its French and German neighbors into one tiny country with a mission for environmentally friendly urban development—a model for the world.
See the official Luxembourg Tourism pages.
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