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Belgium

Antwerp Town Hall

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Belgium

It has been said that Belgium is the best kept secret in Europe. You can visit medieval cities, quaint towns, Gothic cathedrals and town halls, castles and carillons to keep you busy during the day. At night go to a pub where there are often more than 350 delicious beers to chose from. The reputation of gourmet food makes the French jealous and it is almost impossible to find chocolates as good as those in Belgium.

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Highlights
Belgium, a kingdom no bigger than Maryland, is both multicultural and multilingual. Flanders in the north, a flatland criss-crossed by canals, is proud of its great art cities, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. To the south in Wallonia, you will find the rolling hills of the Ardennes, numerous castles, and the cities of Liege, Namur, and Tournai. Its capital city of Brussels is one of the world's great cosmopolitan cities, home to both the European Union and NATO, as well as a wealth of international trade and finance companies.
Geography/Environment
Belgium is located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands. The terrain of Belgium features a flat coastal plains in northwest, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in southeast.
Activities
Belgium has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for its specialty beers since the Middle Ages. Connoisseurs favor our beers for their variety, real flavor and character. Belgians are the greatest beer drinkers in Europe, exceeding even the English and the Germans.
"No other country can match Belgium in the gastronomic interest and stylist variety of its beers." -Michael Jackson, author of " World Guide to Beers"-
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Other Important Information
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Destination Wedding Information
In order for a couple to get married in Belguim, one of the parties must reside in the country. There is no specific period of residence, but several weeks are generally necessary for completion of the paperwork.