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Ghent

History The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheidt and Leie in 1300.   In the late Middle Ages, the city became one of the richest and largest cities of northern Europe.   The city was the leading city for cloth because the rivers flowed in an area where much …

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Antwerp

General information The City of Antwerp is located in Belgium. It is well-known for its big harbour, which will be explained further down in this text. It also is the most important place for processing and trading diamonds. It was one of the biggest cities of the world in the 15th and 16th century. Furthermore, …

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What Belgium is famous for

Chocolate Belgian chocolate is chocolate produced in Belgium. Chocolate production has been a major industry since the 19th century. Today it forms an important part of the nation’s economy and culture. The industry expanded massively and, together with Swiss chocolate, it gained enormous international reputation.   Chocolate became extremely popular in the upper- and middle-class …

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European Quarter

Brussels is one of the most important cities in the European Union. It’s not only the capital of Belgium, it’s also serves as headquarters of many European institutions. Most of these institutions are in the European Quarter. The Quarter extends from Brussels Park to Luxembourg Square. The oldest building in the quarter is the Berlaymont. …

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