In this post, you will find the best Belgium quotes, including all the things the country is famous for – the best waffle quotes, Belgium sayings, and Belgium quotes for Instagram too.
Whether you are looking for some travel inspiration to plan a trip to Belgium or you want some amazing Belgium captions to go with your photos from an epic trip that you just had, you will find everything in this list of quotes about Belgium.
BEST BELGIUM QUOTES
These are some of famous Belgium quotes for you.
‘We are proud of our ridiculousness. That’s what made our Surrealism. Proud and ashamed of everything at the same time. I think that’s my definition of Belgium.’ – Stromae
‘I know you’re Belgian, that’s where those waffles come from.’ – Alan Sugar
‘There is beauty in all of Belgium.’
‘You don’t think of Belgians, at least I don’t think of Belgians as being the kind of people who stir up strong passions in others. An expression you almost never hear is: “Those damn Belgians!”.’ – Dave Berry
‘Belgium, where there occurred one of the rare appearances of the hero in history, was lifted above herself by the uncomplicated conscience of her King and, faced with the choice to acquiesce or resist, took less than three hours to make her decision, knowing it might be mortal.’ – Baraba W Tuchman
BELGIUM TRAVEL QUOTES
There are many reasons why you should visit Belgium – Chocolates, Waffles, Fries, ancient medieval architecture, beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites, splendid old towns and villages, like the stunning Bruges and Ghent towns.
Below is a list of the best Belgium quotes, including quotes about its famous cities and towns that are mentioned in Bruges quotes, Brussels quotes, and Ghent quotes.
‘When you walk into a chocolate store, suddenly the most difficult decision you will ever have to make in your life is which chocolates to pick! It is pure torture! Especially when you are in Belgium surrounded by Belgian chocolates!’ – C. JoyBell C
‘Brussels is a gay little city that lies as bright within its girdle of woodland as any butterfly that rests upon the moss.’ – Ouida
‘Traveling through Belgium is like reading a history book of Europe, the pages of which contain the record of man’s struggle for freedom. Because it has so often been wounded, oppressed and bruised Belgium has placed against the background of her landscape the memories of her past: the belfries recalling her struggles; the churches, the spirit of her faith; the castles, the sentinels of her splendor.’ – Dore Ogrizek
‘I’ve always liked Belgian waffles, but I must say, I didn’t think I would one day be having Belgian waffles in Belgium! I just sort of POOF found myself there and there I was with a gigantic Belgian waffle in my hands, standing on a sidewalk in Belgium!’ – C. JoyBell C
‘Bruges had the air of a ghost town. The high towers, the trees along the canals withdrew, absorbed by the same muslin: impenetrable fog with not a single rift. Even the carillon seemed to have to escape, to force its way out of a prison yard filled with cotton wool to be free in the air, to reach the gables over which, every quarter of an hour, the bells poured, like falling leaves, melancholy autumn of music.’ – Georges Rodenbach
‘In Brussels, you are able to have a lot of appointments in a day. In Paris, you can have one, two, maybe three, but you spend all your time on the road, in the car, or in the suburbs. In Brussels, everything is easy. It’s not a very big city, and the people are very quiet and warm.’ – Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
‘When you come to read, as of course someday you will, all the long and wonderful story of little Belgium, you will see that almost from the first it was too strong and independent to stay forever under the rule of any country. And you will understand, too, why even this last terrible war hasn’t been able to wipe it off the map of Europe. You will be sure that it is always going to stay there, for all the world to see and admire. a strong, sturdy, hard-working little sister among the other countries.’ – Alice. E. Allen
BELGIUM INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS
Below Belgium quotes are perfect because you can use them as Bruges Instagram captions as you guessed it right, we are talking about waffles, chocolates, and beer here. So find your captions for chocolates too that you bought in Belgium.
‘Nothing is sweeter than Belgium Chocolate.’
‘The land of chocolate, beer, and waffles!’
‘Just left a hotel in Belgium, damn them waffles was insane.’
‘Bruges is a beautiful medieval city almost untouched by time. If you like jazz, you will be well catered for. If you like chocolate and beer, you will be in heaven.’ – James Frain
‘We’re as sweet as waffles and as carefree as whipped cream.’ – Unknown
‘I think I ate too many waffles.’
‘You should eat waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!’ – Lauren Myracle
‘Waffles with melted chocolate and strawberries – life doesn’t get much better than that!’
‘Nothing is sweeter than their chocolate.’
FUNNY BELGIUM QUOTES
If you are looking for some funny Belgium quotes, these quotes will surely make you tickle the funny bone.
‘Belgium is a country with a split personality.’ – Nicholas Royle
‘I’m half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I’d be in a hell of a mess!’ – Audrey Hepburn
‘Belgium is a country invented by the British to annoy the French.’ – Charles de Gaulle
‘I dislike Belgium and think the Belgians, on the whole, the most contemptible people in Europe.’ – Matthew Arnold
Did you know that the first French Fries weren’t cooked in France or America?
‘Like most Americans, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about Belgium, and thus there are many things I don’t know about it as a country, such as which specific continent it is located on.’ – Dave Berry
‘There’s water on Mars, and there’s life beyond Brussels.’ – Matteo Salvini
‘One key lesson of history is that virtually anything, including afternoon or evening thundershowers, causes Germany to invade Belgium.’ – Dave Barry
‘I do know a Belgium joke! Okay, what’s Belgium famous for? Chocolates and child abuse and they only invented the chocolates to get to the kids.’ – Martin McDonagh
‘If Belgium win the World Cup, I will cut my hair.’ – Marouane Fellaini
‘Belgium is a small nation containing people who call themselves. This is true “Walloons.” They are not ashamed of this at all. “I myself am a Walloon” is the kind of thing they say all the time. It’s called “Walloon Pride.’ – Dave Berry
SHORT BELGIUM QUOTES
‘When in Belgium chocolate calories don’t count.’
‘Take me to Belgium.’
‘Always have waffles on my mind in Belgium.’
‘Belgium is always a good idea.’
‘Take me to the land of chocolate and waffles.’
‘If you love me, pass the syrup.’ – Unknown
‘Waffles are just awesome bread.’ – John Green
‘But first, waffles.’
‘Naturally, I came for the waffles.’
‘The little white ewe lamb of Europe.’ – Father Vincent
‘When in Belgium.’
BELGIUM QUOTES ABOUT HISTORY & CULTURE
Belgium has played an important role in the history of Europe, from medieval times to the world war and later, now being the center of the European Union.
These Belgium quotes give us glimpses of the culture, history, architecture, and more.
‘Belgium is modernizing itself and it gives me joy.’ – Albert II of Belgium
‘Always really good audiences in Belgium.’ – Johann Johannsson
‘I like to say that while antimatter may seem strange, it is strange in the sense that Belgians are strange. They are not really strange; it is just that one rarely meets them.’ ― Lawrence M. Krauss
‘Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty.’ – Henri La Fontaine
‘I also liked the Belgian brewers are notoriously rebellious and mock Americans’ obsession with categorizing beers by style; I saw them as arrogant expressionists ensnared with creation, not categorization.’― Lucy Burningham
‘Belgium is half French-speaking and half Flemish, and I was born on the French side. So we spoke it a lot – like, in kindergarten, it was almost all French. But then I moved to New Zealand when I was 10, where we obviously spoke English all the time, so I lost the French a little bit.’ – Stella Maxwell
‘Belgium is known affectionately to the French as “the gateway to Germany” and just as affectionately to the Germans as “the gateway to France.’ – Tony Hendra
‘I ask him what the Belgians are like. “The Walloons are like French people, but nice, and the Flemish are like Dutch people, but soft,” he tells me. “It’s like all of the good bits about France and Holland with none of the attitude.’ – Andrew Fraser
‘Before little Belgium was even dreamed of, great wars were taking place on its soil. And those early people were learning through much hardship and suffering to be brave and fearless and strong.’ – Alice E Allen
‘But Belgium isn’t in the pot. She isn’t a poker-chip. She is the spiritual symbol of the whole war. She is to be restored, guaranteed, and indemnified before there can be any discussion of peace terms.’ – Arthur Gleason
‘We cannot let Brussels put itself above the law.’ – Viktor Orban
‘Belgium, where there occurred one of the rare appearances of the hero in history, was lifted above herself by the uncomplicated conscience of her King and, faced with the choice to acquiesce or resist, took less than three hours to make her decision, knowing it might be mortal.’― Barbara W. Tuchman
‘If in Belgium they continue to eat chocolate, enjoy life, and parade as great liberals and democrats while not taking account of the fact that some of the Muslims who are there are organizing acts of terror, they will not be able to fight against them.’ – Yisrael Katz
BELGIUM PUNS & PROVERBS
Belgium sayings and quotes, including proverbs, among which many are Belgian quotes about life, words of wisdom for the locals and us too.
‘Not a brussel sprout in sight!’
This vacation came and Ghent.
‘If it weren’t for half its population, Belgium would have an un-Flemished reputation.’
‘Brussels: Not a sprout in sight.’
‘Not at all disappointed by the lack of Brussels sprouts here.’
I like you a waffle lot.
‘He who does not wish for little things does not deserve big things.’ – Belgian Proverb
If you’re searching the map for a city in Belgium, you could be looking for a Bruges.
‘I’ve become a chocoholic during this visit.’
‘It is no use waiting for your ship to come in unless you have sent one out.’ – Belgium Proverb
You little Antwerp
‘Honour is better than honors.’ – Belgium Proverb
‘Sell not the bear’s skin before you have caught him.’ – Belgium Proverb
What do you call children living in the capital city of Belgium? Brussels sprouts
‘He who arrives too late finds the plate turned over.’ – Belgium Proverb
‘I don’t feel hungry when I’m here; I feel absolutely Flemished.’
‘Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.’ – Belgium Proverb
Aren’t you hungry? I’m simply Flemished!
‘The beautiful is less what one sees than what one dreams.’ – Belgium Quote
Show us your Brussels.
‘Experience is the father of wisdom.’ – Belgium Saying
That’s it about the best Belgium quotes for your travel inspiration.
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