Rest in Belgium is the journey to the country of castles and palaces, sightseeing tours in Brussels, Liege, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges with their own unique attractions and a variety of art galleries, museums of modern art. Belgium uniqueness lies precisely in the unity and diversity of cultures and national characteristics that make up the richness of this small but amazing country. Here intertwined traditions, history and languages of France, the Netherlands and Germany. Ancient northern Flanders with Dutch roots, southern Wallonia, impregnated with French flair, and Brussels-Capital Region. Belgium absorbed the precious heritage of the Western European countries and the progressive spirit of modern Europe. Ancient castles, magnificent pieces of architecture from Gothic to Art Nouveau, with magnificent museum collections, the unique masterpieces of the famous Flemish painters, beautiful well-groomed parks.
The native population is made up of Flemish - descendants of the Frankish, Frisian and Saxon tribes and the Walloons - the descendants of Celts.
There are three official languages in Belgium - Dutch (residents of Brussel and Flander), French (residents of Wallonia and Brussel) and German (residents of Liege).
More than 75% of the population is the Catholics. This country is also home to Protestants (25% of the population), and Sunni Muslim (3.5%).
Talking about the cultural heritage of Belgium, first of all, we need to remind the paintings. The works of Belgian artists are an invaluable part of world cultural heritage. In the Belgium life a great role played the family and tradition. The population proud of its Flemish or Walloon roots.
Belgian cuisine formed under the influence of French and German chefs. In everyday life the Belgians eat fries, meat (pork, chicken, beef), seafood and bread. National drink in Belgium is the beer. There are big legends about Belgian chocolate and local wafers deservedly considered the best in the world.
In the coastal regions of Belgium the climate is mild and humid. There are hot summers with cold winters in the south-eastern part of country. The average temperature is +10 C. In July, the average temperature is +18 C and in January it drops to -3 C. Monthly average of precipitation is 74mm.
Belgium has a modern and well-developed transport system. Public transport consists of buses and trams. In addition to these, there are three metro lines in Brussels. Taxis can be found everywhere. You can call the car by phone or catch in the street. Gratuities are included in the fare.
The official currency of the Belgian is france. One Belgian Franc equals 100 centimes.