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War history in Belgium

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Many battles have been fought within the boundaries of Belgium, generating the country’s nickname, ‘The Battlefield of Europe.’ Stay in our Belgium hostels and immerse yourself in the history of this country’s turbulent past. From the stormy Middle Ages to the vicious World Wars of the twentieth century, Belgium has seen it all. Visit the location of the infamous Battle of Waterloo, just thirteen kilometres south of Brussels, where 23 years of war were drawn to a close in 1815 – head over in June to watch the battle re-enacted as it has been every year for two centuries. Explore the Bastogne War Museum where you can learn about the Battle of the Bulge with interactive displays and fascinating artefacts.