French fries did not, in fact, originate in France.
Australians often associate Flanders with war history, but Belgium's northern half has amazing architecture, excellent beer and Dutch defectors looking to party.
It's a forgotten corner of Europe with a fabulous past.
From Flemish art and Belgian chocolate to lively towns and monuments galore, here are 20 reasons you should visit this European nation.
In a hellish nightmare of blood, mud and worse, thousands of Australians died alongside thousands more on Belgian and French soil.
Cycling in the footsteps of his grandfather through Flanders Fields has a profound effect on this writer.
Leave the worrying to others on a barge and bike trip through Flanders.
Bruges and Ghent are two of the highlights of Belgium.