Linguistics overload! Know which language to speak in Belgium

Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 29, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

Belgium has three official languages—Flemish, French, and German—and many citizens have strong allegiances to their region’s particular linguistic flavor (except Brussels, which is bilingual in Flemish and French). When in doubt, use English, which is widely understood and a less contentious choice; assuming incorrectly can be nearly as taboo here as bringing up politics. See our Belgium coverage.

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