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French Around the Globe: Belgium Traditions

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

In continuing our French Around the Globe series, we’re going to take a microscope to one of Europe’s smaller, but no less well-known, nations: Belgium. Here we outline some Belgium traditions in food and languages, including some Belgian French phrases.

Belgium Basics

Let’s start with the basics of Belgium. According to Britannica, Belgium is one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries. It is bordered by the North Sea, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. Its location has meant that it has been the ground of many major battles, including the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and both World Wars.