Things to Do in Dinant, Belgium

Things to Do in Dinant, Belgium

Europe
In the southeast of Belgium in the province of Namur, not far from the French border, you will find the town of Dinant. The city is beautifully enclosed between the Maas and the surrounding hilly landscape. The area surrounding the city has been inhabited since prehistoric times, but the area around Dinant has only been permanently inhabited since the Romans. During the Middle Ages and the centuries after, the city has always played an important role in the defense of the Meuse. The citadel of Dinant is still vivid proof of this. The city has been known for its coppersmiths since the Middle Ages. In an attempt to take this wealth, Charles the Bold threw 800 coppersmiths two by two into the Meuse during a siege of the city. Top…
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Belgium 2007

Belgium 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Belgium. In a satirical ad on the e-commerce site eBay in September, the whole of Belgium was offered for sale, as "a kingdom, in three parts". Any buyers were advised to buy one of the parts Flanders, Wallonia or Brussels. The background to the ad, which was soon removed from the site, was the political crisis in which Belgium was in. The country was without government since the parliamentary elections just over three months earlier, and there was talk of the risk of the nation falling apart. The June 10 election to both parliament's chambers was a major setback for the largest government party, the liberal VLD, and for the government coalition in general. Guy Verhofstadt filed his resignation after eight years as prime minister. According to abbreviationfinder:…
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