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In Brussels, which is not only the capital of Belgium but also of the entire European Union, you can visit a plenary of the European Parliament. The entrance is free of charge. In front of the Parliament building there is the "Heart of Europe", a 12-meter-high sculpture symbolizing the united Europe.

In the park "Mini Europe", located in Brussels

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Belgium is a country in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands. Belgium has three official languages, which are Dutch, French and German. The capital is Brussels.

Belgium is full of various tourist attractions.

In Brussels, which is not only the capital of Belgium but also of the entire European Union, you can visit a plenary of the European Parliament. The entrance is free of charge. In front of the Parliament building there is the "Heart of Europe", a 12-meter-high sculpture symbolizing the united Europe.

In the park "Mini Europe", located in Brussels, you can see the most famous sights of the whole Europe in one place. The park, which opened in 1989, contains more than 350 copies of the world-known attractions: the Eiffel Tower, the Doge's Palace, Big Ben, the Leaning Tower and many other memorable places of 80 European cities.

In Liege, the oldest and the largest city of Wallonia, you will see Saint Lambert Square, the Museum of Walloon Art and Walloon life, the stunning Town Hall and the stony laces of St. James Church.

In Bruges, whose unofficial name is the "Venice of the North", you can take a ride along its charming channels, look at the city from the top of the tower of Belfort (Belfry of Bruges), or stroll through the romatic medieval streets and enjoy the intact architecture of the 14th century.

In the town of Binche, near Mons, you can see colourful and joyful Belgian, which takes place in February, a few days before the start of the Catholic Lent.

Those who like hiking, cycling, nature and tranquility, usually go to the Ardennes, whereas those who prefer sun, sea, and water sports, choose the coast.

The climate of Belgium is temperate, with mild winters and cool summers.

The national currency is euro. All major cards are usually accepted.

Airports

Brussels Airport (BRU)

Antwerp International Airport (ANR)

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Diving in Belgium

Belgium may not seem to be an obvious diving-destination. However, diving in Belgium can be more diverse than many divers could guess.

Experienced divers can assay their strength in the North Sea. There they can explore such wrecks as the SS Trifels, a German cargo ship sunken in 1941 by a torpedo and lying at a depth of between 24 and 36 meters, and the MS Birkenfels, resting at 36 meters deep.

Flanders offers many natural dive sites, such as lakes and sand pits filled with water – these dive sites are often shallow and boast various fish life. And in Wallonia there are a lot of interesting quarries. One of the best quarry dives in Belgium is Carrière la Croisette, an old marble quarry, which is nowadays a privately owned dive site with excellent facilities. Another perfect dive site in Wallonia is La Gombe, where you can see rich fish life, a sunken airplane and submerged trees.

In Belgium there is the world's deepest diving pool, Nemo 33. It consists of flat platforms located at various depth levels and is filled with non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water, whose temperature is maintained at 30 °C. In the pool there are several simulated underwater caves at the 10 m depth level.

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