您知道漫畫丁丁和藍色小精靈源自比利時嗎? 不僅如此，發明薩克斯風的阿道夫薩克斯、WWW的共同發明者也是比利時人呢? 比利時還有更多驚喜等您發掘唷!
比利時中世紀建築傑作豐富。布魯塞爾是20世紀新藝術運動的重鎮，老法蘭德斯大師如Peter Paul Rubens及近代藝術家René Magritte的作品，至今仍於許多博物館展出。此外，比利時還有享譽國際的音樂家如Stromae、Hooverphonic、兄弟檔DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 以及風靡全球的明日世界Tomorrowland電音祭。
運動迷們更是必訪比利時，國家足球隊 “紅魔隊”的足球明星Hazard以及De Bruyne ;另外還有無盡的自行車道，供您恣意探索城市及鄉村或觀賞經典賽事如斯帕-弗朗科爾尚賽道的F1錦標賽。
想了解更多關於比利時的消息嗎? 請追蹤我們的臉書 (@belgianofficetaipei) 或是參考網站: http://taipei.diplomatie.belgium.be/en 唷!
Did you know that comic book characters Tintin and the Smurfs were created in Belgium? Or that the saxophone was invented by the Belgian Adolphe Sax? Or that the co-inventor of the World Wide Web was a Belgian? Belgium has so much to offer!
Belgium has a population of about 11.5 million and is a very diverse country where 3 national languages are spoken: Dutch, French and German. Its openness, central location in Europe and multilingualism have made it into a truly multicultural society.
In the north lies Flanders, which boasts many historic cities such as Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent. The capital, Brussels, lies at the center hosts the most important EU-institutions, NATO and countless headquarters of international companies. In the south you can find Wallonia, with cities such as Liège and Namur but also with the beautiful Ardennes forests.
Belgium is home to an incredible wealth of architectural historic masterpieces from the Middle Ages. Later, in the 20th century Brussels became the center of the Art Nouveau movement. The magnificent works of the Old Flemish Masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and those of more recent artists like René Magritte can still be admired in various museums. The international music scene has is talented Belgian artists such as Stromae, Hooverphonic, and DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and its music festivals like Tomorrowland .
And if you are looking for good food, Belgium is of course the place to be. A country which produces over 220.000 tons of chocolate every year, offers 800 different kinds of beer, Belgian fries, and waffles is truly a culinary paradise.
Every sports fan knows the national football team, the ‘Red Devils’, with players such as Hazard and De Bruyne. Visiting tourists can also explore the endless bicycle routes through cities or the country side or attend the major classic races. Last but not least, Belgium is well known for its Formula 1 Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps.
The main source of Belgium’s scientific expertise is its 8 major universities and, schools of higher education. Many of these are ranked among the best in the world and offer programs in English.
Belgium has an extremely open and dynamic economy. Belgium offers international companies great opportunities: it constitutes a gateway to the European market of 500 million consumers and offers a direct access to European decision makers, a highly skilled labor force, numerous R&D possibilities, affordable (industrial) real estate prices and a competitive tax regime.
Belgium and Taiwan enjoy excellent relations, which is symbolized by the many people-to-people contacts. Each year more than 200 Taiwanese students leave for Belgium to pursue graduate, master or PhD-studies at one of its universities. And since its creation three years ago more than 350 adventurous Taiwanese youngsters have used the opportunity offered by the Belgium-Taiwan Working Holiday Program to stay and work for one year in Belgium.
The Belgian Office, Taipei (BOT) serves as a link between Belgian and Taiwanese organizations, companies, and individuals, promoting cultural and academic exchanges and, together with the local representations of Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) and the Wallonia Export and Investment Agency (AWEX) trade and investment. Our Consular Section provides services to local Belgian and Luxembourg nationals and delivers visa to individuals wishing to visit Belgium on a short or long term basis.
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