Fact File:

  
  CurrencyEuro
  
  
  
  Culinary specialities Moules Mariniere, Steak-Frites, Beer
  
  Famous PeopleJean-Claude Van Damme Ė Hollywood actor
  
  Historical factAn 1830 performance of Auberís opera La Muette de Portici was followed by a riot that sparked off the Belgian Revolution.
  
  
  
  Average temperaturesWinter 6C / Summer 16C