The past is tangible in Flanders. Proud bell towers bear witness to a time when cities were still independent powers. You can walk through winding streets of the six art cities and completely forget the present.
Epicureans feel right at home in Flanders. The more than 11,000 pubs serving Flemish beers prove this. Fashion lovers can go to Flemish cities for international chains, haute couture and fashion design of Flemish designers.
Flanders is located on the crossroads of three cultures: the Germanic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon. As a result of this realization, Flemish people easily allow foreign influences, both at cultural, culinary, social and professional levels.
Flanders increasingly emphasizes innovation. An estimated 25% of the total turnover of Flemish enterprises that work closely with knowledge centres are newly developed products and services.
Flanders has more than just a rich pictorial tradition. Its contemporary art scene is also alive and kicking. It’s surprising that so many artists from Flanders refer to that tradition and bend it to their own will.
Flanders is an attractive region for foreign investors. The logistics sector is blooming as well. Traditionally, the neighbouring countries are important investors.