Oil painting was invented around 1410 by the brothers van Eyck.
Stefan Everts (born 25 November 1972 in Bree) is a motocross racer from Belgium, who retired in 2006 after securing his record 10th World Title. He also holds several other motocross records.
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.
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.
Namely: Belfries of Belgium and France, Flemish Béguinages, Historic Centre of Brugge, La Grand-Place, Brussels, Major Mining Sites of Wallonia, Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels), Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons), Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai, Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex, Stoclet House, The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut). 16 others are proposed and added to the tentative list.
Each year, over 800 tons of chocolate is sold over the counters of shops at Brussels Airport.
Tomorrowland, in Boom, Belgium, is the largest electronic dance music festival in the world.
On 1 June 2003, Belgium became the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
Commonly referred to as French Fries, these yummy, crispy potato sticks originate from Belgium.
A generation ago, the three main drinks in a household were water, coffee and table beer.
Herman Achille Van Rompuy, born 31 October 1947 in Etterbeek, Brussels, is the first full-time President of the European Council.
Belgium Internet connections peaked at an average of 32.7 megabits per second.
Belgians save 12.2% of what is left over after taxes, making them the fourth most money saving people in the world after Spain, France and Ireland.
The Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge, Belgium, is the largest in the world, with over 150 carefully crafted creations on display.
Belgium has the highest density of roads and railroads in the world. Because of the quantity of lights, the Belgian highway system is the only man-made structure visible from the moon at night.
The compulsory school age in Belgium is 6-18 years, though there is an opportunity for 16+ pupils to study part-time.
Belgian comics are a distinct subgroup in the comics history, and played a major role in the development of European comics, alongside France with whom they share a long common history.
Adreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy.
On on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo, Napoleon’s armies were defeated. The defeat at Waterloo ended his rule as Emperor of the French.
Belgium has one of the lowest proportion of McDonald’s restaurants per inhabitant in the developed world
Belgium only has 0.062 per 10,000 people, or 7x less than the USA, 4x less than Japan and twice less than France or Germany.
The first natural color picture in National Geographic was of a flower garden in Gent, Belgium in 1914
This image of a flower garden in Ghent, Belgium, published in 1914, was National Geographic Magazine’s first natural (not hand-tinted) color photograph.
These breweries produce over 800 kinds of beer. Belgians consume in average 150 liters of beer per person per year.
Gotye, a pseudonym for Wouter De Backer, was born in Bruges, Belgium and immigrated to Australia when he was two years old.