Great Random Facts about Belgium

The Belgian Adolphe Sax invented the Saxophone

Adolphe Sax

The saxophone (also referred to informally as the sax, or the saxomaphone by Homer) is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument, invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1846.

Tintin was conceived by Belgian artist Hergé

Tintin

Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comic book writer and artist, best known for his The Adventures of Tintin series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983.

Belgium hosts the World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Festival

sandsculpture_festival_castle

The Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge, Belgium, is the largest in the world, with over 150 carefully crafted creations on display.

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.

Rock Werchter is the Best Festival in the World

Rock Werchter

In 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007,  2012  and 2013, Rock Werchter received the Arthur award for best festival in the world at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).