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Belgium Economy and Communication

ECONOMY Business etiquette Punctuality and correct behavior are important, and things are generally quite formal. Business cards are welcome. Business languages are French or English. Opening hours Business hours: Mon-Fri 8.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Economy AHK Debelux (German-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (Office Germany) Belgisches Haus, Cäcilienstraße 46, D-50667 Cologne Tel: (0221) 257 54 77. Internet: www.debelux.org… Read More »

Shopping in Belgium

DUTY-FREE SHOPPING Overview The following items can be imported into Belgium duty-free when entering from non-EU countries: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 g tobacco (people aged 17 and over); 1 l spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 l spirits with an alcohol content of no… Read More »

Belgium Travel Guide

TRAVEL WARNING Overview Belgium Current information On March 22, 2016, there was a terrorist attack at Zaventem International Airport in Brussels. Further explosions occurred on the same day in the Maelbeek metro station in downtown Brussels, Belgium, a country located in Europe according to commit4fitness. Zaventem Airport is fully operational again. The departure terminal, which… Read More »

Belgium Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Kingdom of Belgium. Capital Brussels (Bruxelles, Brussels). Geography As a country located in Europe according to cheeroutdoor, Belgium borders France in the south, Germany and Luxembourg in the east, the Netherlands in the north and the North Sea in the north-west. The landscape is varied and ranges from the… Read More »

Belgium Everyday Life

Typical Belgium Illuminated highways In Belgium the motorways are illuminated at night. It is much brighter and also much more pleasant to drive on the road. The lighting was also introduced for safety reasons. Today there is a discussion about whether it really makes sense for environmental reasons to leave lights on all night, and… Read More »

Kingdom of Belgium

Abbreviated as BE by ABBREVIATIONFINDER, the constitutional monarchy of Belgium lies in Western Europe and is part of the Benelux countries. Brussels is the capital of the country, whose population consists of Dutch-speaking Flemings and French-speaking Walloons. The economic focus has shifted from Wallonia, which is characterized by heavy industry and the now closed coal… Read More »

Belgium Old History

Julius Caesar, who found himself repeatedly engaged in wars against the Belgians, in his writings said that they, of all the peoples of Gaul, were certainly the strongest. At that time the Belgians were in the north-eastern part of Gaul, called Gallia Belgica and occupied a much more developed territory than today. There is no… Read More »

Movies in Belgium

Belgium has regularly given film talents to the French film industry, among them significant personalities such as director Jacques Feyder and screenwriter Charles Spaak. Of the inter-war feature film directors, mention should be made of Gaston Schoukens with a.k.a. Tu ne sauras jamais (1927) and Les croix de l’Yser (1938), and Jan Vanderheyden with De… Read More »

Music in Belgium

Belgian music history can be traced back to Northern French troubadours (troubadours), which partly worked within the then Dutch borders. In the 1300s, singing schools arose in the cities, and Flemish musicians gradually gained international reputation as educators. From approx. From 1420 to 1520 the Flemish school was a center of power in European music. Leading composers such as Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Johannes… Read More »

Arts in Belgium

The art of the area that is today Belgium, like the other cultural expressions, has two main components, one French-dominated and one more domestic Flemish. Until the division of the Dutch provinces in 1581, one speaks of a common Dutch art, where the southern Dutch in particular received impetus from French and Italian cultural territory… Read More »