Belgium

Huis de Vijf Werelddelen – The eccentric House of the Five Continents in Antwerp

The house, probably the most original Art Nouveau structure in the city, nicknamed “‘t Bootje”, due to the second-floor loggia in the form of a ship’s prow

Adolphe Sax – The birthplace of father of the saxophone in Dinant

1920 Summer Olympics – The historic site of the Belgian Olympic Games in Antwerp

In March 1912, during the 13th session of the IOC, Belgium’s bid to host the 1920 Summer Olympics was made by Baron Édouard de Laveleye, president of

Michael Schumacher – The first F1 race in Stavelot

The 1991 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 25 August 1991. It was the eleventh round of the 1991 Formula

Battle of Waterloo – The site of Napoleon Bonaparte’s last campaign in Waterloo

The battle was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815. The Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon’s forces were defeated by the British and Prussians, marked the end

Kasteel van Beersel – One of Belgium best-preserved castles in Beersel

A fortified building at the site was attested as early as 1292. In 1300, however, Godefroid of Hellebeke, the first known Seigneur of Beersel, received permission from

Gare Royale d’Ardenne – The former train station in Houyet

Léopold II had a tower as well as the castle of Ardenne. In 1898, this huge property became a luxury hotel with several hundred rooms. Leopold II’s

Solvay Conference – The famous fifth Solvay Conference takes place in Brussels

The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the historic invitation-only 1911 Conseil Solvay, considered a

Atomium – The giant stainless steel atom in Brussels

A landmark building, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Expo. It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. Designed by the engineer

Edith Cavell – The heroine nurse is being executed by firing squad in Brussels

She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the

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