Great Random Facts about Belgium

The Ancienne Belgique (AB) in Brussels is the third most visited club venue in the world

Ancienne Belgique

With 137980 sold tickets, the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels is the third most visited concert venue (in the category Club Venues – 2000 people max) in the world.

Gotye was born in Bruges, Belgium

Gotye

Gotye, a pseudonym for Wouter De Backer, was born in Bruges, Belgium and immigrated to Australia when he was two years old.

Drupal was invented by the Belgian Dries Buytaert

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Drupal is an Open Source Content Management Framework (CMF), with a wide use base ranging from simple websites and blogs to whitehouse.gov, warnerbrosrecords.com, National Geographic, Twitter and many other big websites.

Eddy Merckx, a former Belgian professional road bicycle racer, is considered to be the greatest pro-cyclist ever

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Merckx, who turned professional in 1965, won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five times each, and the Vuelta a España once. He also won all of professional cycling’s classic “monument” races at least twice each (with 19 Classics victories in all).