the CIA World factbook http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/be.html 

site by the VUB (Free University Brussels) http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/BELGCUL.html 

Visit Belgium - tourist site in English http://www.visitbelgium.com/

Federal public services in Dutch (nl), French (fr), German (de), English (en) http://www.belgium.be

There are three officially recognized languages: Dutch, French & German (more)

The Weather in Belgium

 Chocolate Beer Cheese

Frieten

Manneken Pis Comics Lace

 

Some Belgian recipes

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Belgium for Chocolate Lovers 
(factories, museums, stores, recipies!)

http://www.visitbelgium.com/chocol.htm
 

The story of the Belgian chocolate 
http://users.skynet.be/chocolat/uk/ch1.html 

Godiva Online shopping
http://www.godiva.com/welcome.asp 

 

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The Belgian Beer Escort
http://www.belgianstyle.com/mmguide/ 

Belgium for Beer Lovers
(abbeys, breweries, cafés)
http://www.visitbelgium.com/beer.htm 

Global Beer Network 
http://www.globalbeer.com/
 

Beermania - online shop 
http://www.beermania.be/
 

 

 

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Belgium is also a great cheese country. 
It is said that, despite its small size, 
Belgium produces as many distinct types of cheese as does France.
http://www.bacchuscellars.com/cheese/belgian_cheese_assortment.htm 

Cheeses of Belgium and Holland
http://www.idealcheese.com/catalog/belgium_holland.htm#
 

Gourmet Cheeses of the World
http://www.gourmet-cheeses-of-the-world.com/Cheeses_by_Country_Pages/
belgian_luxembourg_cheeses.htm
 

 

 

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French fries are actually a Belgian invention. 
To make some you need a 'friteuse'.

They are traditionally eaten with mayonnaise!

The original Belgian fries website (recipes, the 'frietkot' and lots more!)
http://www.belgianfries.com/default.htm 

 

 

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The world famous Manneken Pis has been performing since 1619.
The statue is very often dressed.
He has a wardrobe of more than 600 costumes, 
all of which preserved in the City Museum at the Grand Place. The oldest was presented by Louis XV of France in 1747.

New York has the Statue of Liberty, Copenhagen has the mermaid and
Brussels has the ...... Manneken Pis. (more)

FUN site! Good graphics!
http://www.manneken-pis.com

Virtual visit (REAL images):
Manneken Pis


Jeanneken Pis can be found in a 
dead end alley (Impasse de la Fidélité) 
off Butcher Street (Beenhouwersstraat/
Rue des Bouchers).

Pictures of the

 

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Suske
&
Wiske

(Spike
& Suzy)

 BELGIAN COMICS


Lots of info at
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Cafe/2877/comics.html 

In Dutch:  http://www.strips.be/menu/menu.htm 

Official and less official websites:

 

 

 

 

Belgian Endive, Ham, and Cheese au Gratin
http://www.belgianendive.com/recipe3.htm
 

Mussels Belgian style
http://www.pyramidbrew.com/beer/beer_food/recipes.php?id=5
 


Visit Chez Leon, the famous
mussel restaurant in (a.o.) Brussels.
(Beenhouwersstraat)

What is typical Belgian food? 
If you have an idea, please contact me!

Culinary Words and Phrases Directory

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 Real Belgian Lace Louise Verschueren  http://www.belgian-lace.com/ 

History & types http://www.trabel.com/belgium-lace-history.htm

Brussels lace

Brussels lace - fine lace with a raised or applique design
lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

 

Bruges lace

http://www.visit-bruges.com/html/bruges_lace.html

Bruges, or Brugge in Dutch, is a must if you visit Belgium. Have a look!

If you're interested in lace, visit the Lace Fairy!

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