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  • Leopold Quarter

    The Leopold Quarter (French: Quartier Léopold, Dutch:  Leopoldswijk ) is a quarter of Brussels, Belgium. Today the term is sometimes confused with European Quarter, as the area has come to be dominated by the institutions of the European Union and o…

  • Palace of Justice (Brussels)

    The Law Courts of Brussels or Brussels Palace of Justice (French: Palais de Justice, Dutch:  Justitiepaleis ) is the most important Court building in Belgium, and is a notable landmark of Brussels. It was built between 1866 and 1883 in the eclectic …

  • Herman Vanderpoortenstadion

    Herman Vanderpoortenstadion (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛr.mɑn vɐn.dɛr.ˈpoːr.tə(n)ˌstaːdi.jɔn]) (also called Het Lisp [ətˈlɪsp]) is a multi-use stadium in Lier, Belgium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Lierse …

  • Grote Markt (Leuven)

    The Grote Markt  listen  (Dutch for "Grand Square") of Leuven, Belgium is situated between the Oude Markt (Old Square) and the Rector De Somerplein (De Somer Square, named for Pieter De Somer, the first rector of the autonomous Dutch-speaking Univer…

  • Brussels-West station

    Brussels-West station is a multimodal transport hub located in the municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. The station was initially opened in 1872 on the western orbital railroad of Brussels, line 28. It used to be an extensive goods yard, with the s…

  • Freethiel Stadion

    Freethiel Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Beveren, Belgium. The whole complex includes 10 football fields and a fitness hall. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and is the home ground of Waasland-Beveren. The stadium's name (Freethi…

  • Rogier Tower

    The Rogier Tower (Dutch: Rogiertoren, French: tour Rogier) is a skyscraper located in the Northern Quarter central business district of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium. It owes its name to the square Place Rogier/Rogierplein in front of the…

  • Dender

    The Dendre (French) or Dender (Dutch) is a 65-kilometre (40 mi) long river in Belgium, right tributary of the river Scheldt.

  • Castle of Vêves

    The Castle of Vêves occupies a rocky platform just outside the village of Celles, in the province of Namur, Belgium. It is classified as Major Heritage of Wallonia. According to tradition, the site has been occupied by castles since the time of Pipp…

  • Breydel building

    The Breydel building is an office block in the European Quarter of Brussels (Belgium) that served as a temporary headquarters for the European Commission between 1991 and 2004.

  • Belgacom Towers

    The Belgacom Towers (French: Tours Belgacom, Dutch: Belgacom-torens) are twin skyscrapers on King Albert II Street in the Northern Quarter central business district of Brussels, Belgium. The buildings take their name from the telecommunications comp…

  • Battle of Ekeren

    The Battle of Ekeren, June 30, 1703 was a battle of the War of the Spanish Succession. The French surrounded a Dutch force, which barely avoided destruction.

  • ArcelorMittal Ghent

    ArcelorMittal Ghent is a Belgian steelworks situated in Zelzate nr. Ghent, Flanders. It was founded in 1962 by ARBED as Sidmar; the first maritime steel producer in Belgium.

  • 20 km of Brussels

    The 20 km of Brussels (French: 20 km de Bruxelles, Dutch: 20 km door Brussel) is a 20.1 km race that has been held each year in Brussels since 1980, usually in May.

  • Zwijnaarde

    Zwijnaarde is a village in the municipality of Ghent, Belgium. It is known for its fair and its Zwijntjes beer. A cluster of biotech companies is located at the Zwijnaarde science park, with biotech companies such as Innogenetics, and DevGen.

  • Zutendaal Air Base

    Zutendaal Air Base (ICAO: EBSL) is a reserve Belgian Air Component base, located 4 miles (6.4 km) east-southeast of Genk (Limburg), approximately 50 miles (80 km) east-northeast of Brussels.

  • St. James' Church, Antwerp

    St. James' Church (Dutch: Sint-Jacobskerk) in Antwerp, Belgium, is built on the site of a hostel for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. The present building is the work of the Waghemakere family and Rombout Keldermans, in Brabantine Gothic style.

  • Spiroudome

    Spiroudome is an indoor arena in Charleroi, Belgium. Opened in 2002, it currently can hold 6,300 spectators (5,440 fan seats, 160 lodge seats, 700 business seats). It hosts indoor sporting events such as tennis and basketball.

  • Sint-Pieters-Leeuw Tower

    The Sint-Pieters-Leeuw Tower, sometimes called the VRT-toren, although there are several by that name, is a 302 metre tall free standing tower at Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium built in 1996. It is the tallest free standin…

  • Semois

    The Semois (Simwès in Walloon; Semoy, Sesbach in German; and known as the Semoy in France) is a river flowing from the Ardennes uplands of Belgium and France towards the River Meuse, of which it is a right tributary.

  • Schuman roundabout

    Schuman Roundabout (Dutch: Schumanplein, French: Rond-point Schuman), or Schuman Square, is a roundabout at the end of Rue de la Loi in Brussels that serves as a focus for major institutions of the European Union (EU).

  • Rupel

    The Rupel is a tidal river in northern Belgium, right tributary of the Scheldt. It is about 12 kilometres (7 mi) long. It flows through the Belgian province Antwerp. It is formed by the confluence of the rivers Dijle and Nete, in Rumst. It flows int…

  • Rue Neuve (Brussels)

    Rue Neuve (French) or Nieuwstraat (Dutch) is a pedestrian street in Brussels' city center. It is the second most popular shopping area in Belgium by number of shoppers, after Meir in Antwerp. It runs between Place de la Monnaie in the south and Plac…

  • Merode station

    Merode is a railway and metro station in Brussels, Belgium. The metro station is located in the municipality of Etterbeek (near the border between Etterbeek, the City of Brussels and Schaerbeek), under the "Porte de Tervueren/Tervuursepoort," which …

  • Liefkenshoektunnel

    The Liefkenshoektunnel is a toll tunnel between Antwerp and Beveren under the River Schelde. The tunnel is a continuation of Highway R2, the ring motorway surrounding the city and harbour of Antwerp. In 2010 the tunnel was used by 6,373,894 vehicles.