Belgium lies on the North Sea and shares borders with France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. The state is very densely populated. At 98 percent, the urbanization rate is the highest in Europe. The Belgian state is a constitutional hereditary monarchy. Although there is a king, he has only a representative function. In Belgium, city tourism is particularly popular. In addition to the well-known cities of Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp, many people also travel to Bruges, often referred to as the Venice of the North.
VWP member: 1991
Population: 11,376,070 (January 1, 2018)
Political System: Federal Hereditary Monarchy
Year of foundation: 1830
Official language: Dutch, French, German
Tourist office: https://www.belgium.be/