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How Brussels Became Capital of the European Union

Watch on YouTube Historian Thierry Demey and Ferdinando Riccardi explain the history and functioning of Europe's de facto capital, home to the European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Council and European Parliament. Runtime: 7 min.

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Brussels: The Chocolate Trail

The capital of Belgium may be known as the Capital of Europe, but it is also, at least as far as most chocolate aficionados are concerned, the World ...

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In defence of Brussels: ‘If you actually know it, you probably love it’

Ignore the sceptics, this is a fabulous city, says a longtime fan – especially Ixelles, the vibrant multicultural quarter where Audrey Hepburn was ...

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A National Obsession: Belgium's Moules Frites

Moules frites is a match made in Belgium. By Nick Malgieri.

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Shrimp Fishing on Horseback for 700 Years

For nearly 700 years, the shrimpers of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, have been training draft horses to help them pursue the local catch. Typically weighing more than 2,000 pounds, these horses are well suited to the task of carrying fishermen through the cold waters of the North Sea. In this This Great Big Story video, we pay them a visit.

Get To Know Brussels, Belgium

Belgium: Long United, Long Divided

on Amazon This accessible history traces the traditions and transitions that over two thousand years have developed a sense of shared identity, commo...

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From Van Eyck to Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Painting

This catalog from the Metropolitan Museum is a well-illustrated tour-de-force examination of the 125-year period (1425-1550) in what is now Belgium a...

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The Belgians: An Unexpected Fashion Story

on Amazon This catalog from the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts exhibition provides a historic overview of Belgian fashion, starting with the legendary An...

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