Brussels - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

I mentioned Derek Blythe books above as there are not too may Belgium focused books. One (a bit dated) is A Throne in Brussels. Also, if you will be assigned to the EU or NATO - consider books on the wider European region, "Europe: A History" by Norman Davies will dust off the cobwebs from your high school European history class. - Feb 2023

It's on my list, but the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium recommends "War and Turpentine". - Mar 2020

There are some about Bruge and Gent but I have not seen them. - Feb 2019

Belgians have a special place in their hearts for Tintin, Asterix and Obelix, and the Smurfs. I personally think King Leopold's Ghost is a must-read, but as with any former colonial power, Belgium's relationship with its own colonialist past is complicated and nuanced. - Feb 2019

Battle of the Bulge: This is an awesome documentary with interviews of remaining living soldiers wo fought in this battle. Also watch Wereth 11; War Horse; In Bruges; Waterloo; The Kid With A Bike; L'Enfant; The Broken Circle Breakdown - Dec 2016

- Aug 2014

Not sure. - Jan 2014

A Throne in Brussels - to help you understand how this wacky country was formed. Secret Brussels - All those places off the beaten path101 Things to Do in Brussels & Beyond (The expats guide to having fun while living in Belgium) - am in the midst of writing it. Be on the lookout starting in the summer of 2012. Needs a catchier title I know. - Jul 2011

Tintin? - Jun 2011

Living and Working in Holland, Belgium & LuxembourgBy Beverly Laflamme - Jul 2009


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