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Munch on some moules and frites, finish off with a cheeky piece of chocolate, and wash it all down with a tankard of Trappist beer – for some reason Belgium seems to lend itself to stereotypes.

But there’s more to the story than Tintin and the European Union: Belgium has a wealth of art and culture, with museums such as the Plantin Moretus Musuem (devoted to printing) in Antwerp, the Grand Place central square in Brussels, and the historic city center of Bruges, all designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We’ve got articles that move beyond the cliches, where you can find out about the snow and ice festival that takes place each year, where to study French, and what to do in Brussels beside drink beer.

Belgium Articles
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What to expect at Belgium’s Gentse Feesten

by Gigi Griffis
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Eating mussels in Brussels

by Kristin Conard

Brussels’ comic book murals

by Kristin Conard
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After Brussels, #StopIslam is trending — but for all the right reasons

by Matt Hershberger

Check these cartoonists’ powerful responses to the Brussels terrorist attacks

by Morgane Croissant
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How to piss off a Belgian

by Sven Luckermans
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15 ways you know you’ve become culturally Belgian

by Amaia
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8 reasons all serious cyclists need to ride the Ronde in Belgium

by Joe Baur
10

30 of the world’s burliest bungee jumps [PICs]

by Hal Amen
10

Experience Flanders through 10 Belgian beers

by C Noah Pelletier
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How to wake up everyone on a plane

by C Noah Pelletier
2

Are stories all we really have in the end?

by Richard Stupart
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Street art alley in Ghent, Belgium

by Kristin Conard
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6 places to study French outside of France

by Anne Merritt
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24 exceptional ice sculptures

by Kristin Conard
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The world’s top 10 hiking towns

by Lindi Horton
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21 weird statues from around the world

by Eileen Smith
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25 of the coolest UNESCO world heritage sites in Western Europe

by Hal Amen
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