Is Belgium boring? Let’s face it!
Belgium is the highlight of surrealism!
Belgium has the coolest award winning festivals.
In Belgium monks not only pray, they also make beer!
In Belgium comics are an art form.
It is the heart of Europe
A progressive, broad-minded nation: Belgium has legalized euthanasia in 2002,
gay marriage in 2003 and adoption for same-sex couples has been legalized since 2006!
BMI was developed in 1832 by L.A.J. Quetelet in 1832.
Tulips arrived for the first time in Europe via the port of Antwerp.
A Belgian car company, Vertigo holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest
acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.266 seconds.
The Belgian construction company, BESIX, was one of the 4 contracted companies
to construct the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
The royal palace in Brussels is longer than the Buckingham Palace.
The first railway in continental Europe ran between Brussels and Mechelen.
The first 2 printed newspapers were published in 1605. One of them was printed by Abraham
Verhoeven in Antwerp.
- Georges Lemaître first noted in 1927 the theory of an expanding universe, later called Big Bang.
- In 1896 Paul Otlet created the ‘Universal Decimal Classifictaiton’, an analogue search engine.
And so on…