When I say Belgium, what do you think of first? Fries, beer, and chocolate? Fair enough – those are some undeniable Belgian attributes. You might also say Belgians are friendly folks with a great sense of self-deprecating humor. That is all true, too.
However, Belgian culture is too often reduced to just these few traits. Some may even want you to believe that this is what belgitude – or belgianness in English – is all about. As a result, it is no wonder that Belgium is not always taken seriously by its neighbors.
Today, the time has come to restore the truth. While reading this book, you will discover that Belgium is not just about joking around. Magnificent masterpieces, life-changing scientific theories, brilliant performers, mind-blowing dishes… Belgium is filled with unsuspected treasures. Did you know that even the big bang theory originated in Belgium?
Whether you are excited to be proven wrong about Belgium or want a better idea of its rich cultural identity, you will enjoy reading this book.