Belgium has some of the most extensive rail links in Europe, and its well-developed network means Eurostar passengers can travel in ease throughout the country. Belgium is not just famous for its fine beer and chocolates, but also for its many other specialities (such as môules-frites served in most restaurants, and waffles, especially 'Gaufres de Liège' from the city of Liège); it is rich in culture and history. Many Belgian food has a definite French influence which means rich flavours; each region has its own dish.
Belgian GeographyBelgium is made up of 3 regions, and 10 divisions in total. It is flat in the north, but mountainous towards the south, especially the southeast which is backed by the mountains of the Ardennes Forest. The weather is colder than France, but warmer than Germany and the Netherlands. It has a similar political structure to the of England (ie. it has a monarchy, but is governed by a federal democracy) and hosts both the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) and the EU (European Union).
Belgian LanguageBelgium’s two main ethnic groups (the Flemings and the Walloons) mean that both Flemish and French have official language status.
Most Popular City in BelgiumThe largest city is its capital, Brussels, which has over 146000 inhabitants (Belgium’s population is around 10 million); however, the most popular city is actually Bruges, the “Venice of the North”. Many people come to enjoy the city’s old centre.
Belgian main stations
Free Travel destinations
Tickets to Brussels are valid for travel to and from any Belgian station, travel to many of these locations offer free or part free with your standard Eurostar ticket.
PLEASE NOTE: You must travel within 24 hours of your Eurostar journey.