Tipping is not necessary in Belgium, but if you liked the service you got at a restaurant, simply round up your bill.
Serve the Perfect Angle
When pouring a beer remember you have to do it at an angle of 45 degrees. This way you won’t produce too much foam and you’ll achieve the perfect texture.
Opt for Self-Service
Don’t waste time at the ticket offices in Brussels’ train stations. Use the self-service ticket machines whose menus are available in several languages.
Follow This Photo Tip
You’ll probably want to take a panoramic picture of the Grand Place. Instead, take several pictures rotating on your own axis and then put them together with a photography app or program.
Guarantee Your Good Fortune
Rub the arm of the bronze statue Everad’t Serclaes located left of the Hotel de Ville in Brussels and it’s guaranteed that you’ll have good fortune.
Travel During the Best Season
Check the events that are programmed at the Grand Place. Every year, in August, the square is adorned with a flower carpet.
Tall and Short
The highest point in Belgium is lower than the world’s tallest building.
An Express Trip
Did you know you can drive across Belgium in only three hours?
Travel Pet Friendly
In Belgium, dogs are allowed almost everywhere, and they can even sit on a venue’s chairs as long as their owner pays their entry fee.
Don’t be surprised if you see that Belgian people greet each other with three kisses. It’s a tradition among friends.
800 Varieties of Beer
More than 800 varieties of beer are produced in Belgium.
Characteristics of a Stout
Dark beer doesn’t have a greater alcohol content than light beer. Its only difference is that barley was more toasted during its elaboration process.
Did you know there’s a phobia to having an empty glass of beer in your hand? It’s called Cenosillicaphobia.
Buying Tons of Chocolate
Brussels International Airport, or Brussel-Zaventem, is the place where they sell the most chocolates in the world.
The Biggest Urban Area in Belgium
Brussels is the biggest urban area in Belgium and it’s considered the de facto capital of the European Union.
Most of the buildings surrounding the Grand Place are reconstructions made after the fire in Brussels caused by the troops of Louis XIV in 1695.
Victor Hugo in Brussels
At the Grand Place you’ll find LePigeon, the building where the French novelist Victor Hugo lived during his exile in Belgium in 1852.
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