Belgium is a country that is surrounded by France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The country has a compact size so that it can be770km long, 46km wide, and 1km deep into the earth. The name of the country was originally given to it by the French during the occupation of the Duchy by the French in 1685.
The major cities of Belgium are Brussels, Ghent, Liège, and Bruges. Brussels is the capital of the country, and it contains the summit of the Mount Elius. Ghent is the other major city. Ghent is unique because it has the most pubs in the country per capita. At last check, there were about 7 pubs for every man, woman, and child in the entire world.
The beer fortified Beer is a big part of Leuven’s tradition. Thieves and gypsies don’t like it, but they can’t resist slinking into a breweries Tavern to drink their beer. Menus ensured that food always arrived in restaurants. Rudesed potatoes, sausages, leeks, and fries were for the locals. All the confectioners made their treats from homemade dough. When guests came to a restaurant for breakfast, they could follow their meal with a pint of beer straight from the refrigerator.
The famous dessert Lorraine, made from aGeipelum- a Belgian gift invention- is based on the idea of beeswax and Date sugar, carbonated from the melted date sugar syrup, and cooked in milk and taxed water. Sherbet is made from brandy and orange peel. Fruits such as olives, plums, and apples were imported from other countries.
What to drink?
When travelling in Belgium, you can’t go wrong with beer. Tulip beer is the grand dasher. It has a dose of continental hop and is served in the traditional way on tap. You can also enjoy Dopplebrucke, made from orange blossom, which is a delicacy in Vrije Uuttgeen, Wild dessert, a prune-like confection with nuts and sugar.
Cheese, fruit, and pastry products made from freshly picked produce are other delicacies. Alsatian microwaved cheese is something no visitor should miss. Another popular cheese is Brie, not as heavy as Alsace, but larger and with a definite sour note. Rabbit, made from the skin of the tail of the Alpine babbler, is considered the French equivalent of the North American “queen of bad food”.
If you have a sweet tooth, you will want to sample the gaufres ( Irani sweets), which are small individually portioned balls of pastry covered with a sugar coat. These are used in many types of restaurant, they are also served baked, in the strudel, and in Heceta. You will also find patisseries and chocolate shops in most every town.
Wine, beer, and liquor are available in most bars and restaurants. Wine is usually sold in “valanches”, where you can taste wines from around the world. The Calvados region is known for its grand cruises, where you can sample wines from around the world in a fashionable cruise bar.
Hotels, Libraries, and University Libraries:
Being a university town, Brussels is rich in books and library supplies. The Arenal secondly, and the Magna Carta in the heart of the city, are the main bookstores in Brussels. The Openair is also an exceptional place for people who love to read. Every year there are “bibliothèques” ( libraries ) in the city that are open to the public.
The Grand Place is also known as the Grounds of the University of Brussels and the Place of the Forbidden Tree. The most visited places in Brussels are the stacks of watercolours, tapestries and other works of art. In fact, Brussels is considered one of the world’s book capitals. There are also many libraries in the city, many of which are open to the public. The Grand Place is the symbol of this spirit and many libraries around the city use this square to hold bookstores and cafes.