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1,289 Articles of interest in Belgium

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  • Caves of Han-sur-Lesse

    The Caves of Han-sur-Lesse (in French: Grottes de Han-sur-Lesse or simply Grottes de Han) are a major Belgian tourist attraction (around half a million visitors per year) located on the outskirts of the village of Han-sur-Lesse.

  • Château of Val-Duchesse

    The Château of Val-Duchesse (French: Château de Val-Duchesse, Dutch: Kasteel van Hertoginnedal) is a former priory situated in the municipality of Auderghem in the Brussels Capital Region of Belgium.

  • Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

    The Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial is home to the graves of 5,329 members of the United States military who died in World War II. It is one of fourteen cemeteries for American World War II dead on foreign soil, and is administered by the Am…

  • Siege of Namur (1692)

    The Siege of Namur, 25 May–30 June 1692, was a major engagement of the Nine Years' War, and was part of the French grand plan (devised over the winter of 1691–92) to defeat the forces of the Grand Alliance and bring a swift conclusion to the war. Na…

  • Rochefort Abbey

    The Trappist Abbey of Rochefort or Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, which belongs to the Cistercians of Strict Observance, is located in Rochefort in the province of Namur (Wallonia, Belgium). The abbey is famous for its spiritual life and its bre…

  • Madou Plaza Tower

    Madou Plaza Tower is a high-rise building in Brussels (Belgium). It was built in 1965 and renovated between 2002 and 2006 and taken over by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

  • Hill 62 Memorial

    The Canadian Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Memorial is a war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in defending the southern stretches of the Ypres Salient between April and August 1916 including actions in battle at the St. Eloi C…

  • Citadel of Namur

    The Citadel or Castle of Namur is a fortress in the city of Namur, at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers. It is originally from the Roman era, but has been rebuilt several times.

  • Borgerhout

    Borgerhout is a district in the city of Antwerp in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The district houses 41,614 inhabitants (as of 31 May 2006) reflecting 90 nationalities.

  • Bellewaerde

    Bellewaerde is a theme park in the West-Flemish countryside near Ypres (Belgium). Established in 1954 on grounds that were the location of the Battle of Bellewaerde during World War I and named after the old castle that to this day stands near the m…

  • Battle of Kallo

    The Battle of Kallo was a major battle of the Eighty Years' War. It was fought on 20 June of 1638 near the fort of Kallo, located on the left bank of the Scheldt river, between a Dutch army under the command of William of Nassau-Hilchenbach, and a S…

  • Battle of Arlon (1794)

    In 1794 the Battle of Arlon covers two separate episodes of the French Revolutionary Wars, one in April and the other in May, both at the stronghold of Arlon (also fought over at the First Battle of Arlon the previous year). Both engagements pitched…

  • Argosstadion Achter de Kazerne

    The Argosstadion Achter de Kazerne is a football stadium in Mechelen, Belgium. It is used for football matches and is the home ground of Y.R. K.V. Mechelen. The stadium holds 13,213. The stadium is called Achter de Kazerne, which means the same as '…

  • Waasland

    The Waasland is a Belgian region. It is part of the Belgian provinces of East-Flanders and Antwerp. The other borders of the Land van Waas are with the Scheldt and Durme rivers.

  • Vinkt Massacre

    Vinkt is a small village in Belgium, with about 1,200 inhabitants, now part of the town of Deinze and situated 20 km southwest of Ghent.

  • Scourmont Abbey

    Scourmont Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmont) is a Trappist monastery on the Scourmont plateau, in the village of Forges which is part of Chimay in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. The abbey is famous for its spiritual life, and the Chimay Brewe…

  • Quatre Bras

    Quatre Bras (French for crossroads; literally "four arms"), the crossroad of the Charleroi-Brussels road (currently named N5) and the Nivelles-Namur road South of Genappe in Wallonia, Belgium.

  • Oudenaarde Town Hall

    The Town Hall (Dutch:  Stadhuis ) of Oudenaarde, Belgium was built by architect Hendrik van Pede in 1526–1537 to replace the medieval Schepenhuis (Aldermen's House) that occupied the same site.

  • Oostduinkerke

    Oostduinkerke is a place in the Belgian province of West Flanders, where it is located on the southern west coast of Belgium, so that part of it is a seaside resort.

  • Neder-Over-Heembeek

    Neder-Over-Heembeek is a northern part of the City of Brussels municipality in Belgium. It is a municipality which lost its municipality status when it was merged with the City of Brussels.

  • Meir (Antwerp)

    Meir is the main shopping street in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the most important shopping area in the country, both by number of shoppers and by rent prices. Ther street has been mostly pedestrianised since 1993. Situated in the centre of Antwerp, Mei…

  • Halle train collision

    The Halle train collision (also known as the Buizingen train collision) was a collision between two trains in Buizingen, in the municipality of Halle, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, on 15 February 2010. The death toll was the highest for a rail accident …

  • Great Synagogue of Europe

    The Great Synagogue of Europe, formerly known as the Great Synagogue of Brussels, is the main synagogue in Brussels, Belgium which was dedicated as a focal point for European Jews in 2008.

  • French Fury

    The "French Fury" was a failed attempt by Francis, Duke of Anjou, to conquer the city of Antwerp by surprise on January 17, 1583.

  • Daknamstadion

    Daknamstadion is a football stadium in the village Daknam, municipality Lokeren (Belgium). The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Sporting Lokeren.

  • Country Hall Ethias Liège

    Country Hall Ethias Liège (former: Country Hall du Sart Tilman) is a multi-purpose arena in Liège, Belgium. The arena has 5,600 seats in its sport configuration and 7,200 in the concert configuration. It hosts indoor sporting events as well as conce…

  • British School of Brussels

    The British School of Brussels (commonly abbreviated to BSB), is an international school in Belgium. It occupies a site of about 15 acres (6.1 ha) surrounded by woodland near the Royal Museum of Central Africa in the town of Tervuren, east of Brusse…

  • Battle of Walcourt

    The Battle of Walcourt was fought on 25 August 1689 during the Nine Years' War. The action took place near the ancient walled town of Walcourt near Charleroi in the Spanish Netherlands, and brought to a close a summer of uneventful marching, manoeuv…

  • Stade Joseph Marien

    Stade Joseph Marien is a multi-use stadium in Brussels, Belgium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of R. Union Saint-Gilloise.