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Flemish Brabant is one of the five provinces of Flanders (Belgium). The province completely surrounds Brussels, the national capital. Brussels however is not a part of the province. The capital Leuven is one of Belgium's largest student cities. The university is one of the oldest universities in this part of Europe and makes the city one with an impressive student tradition.


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Flemish Brabant can be subdivided in the following regions, each of which has its own character:

  • Pajottenland (West of Brussels)
  • Groene Gordel (Green belt (around Brussels))
  • Dijleland (West of Leuven)
  • Hageland (East of Leuven)


Brabantian, a distinct dialect of Dutch, is the language spoken in Flemish Brabant. In the facility municipalities around Brussels French is also spoken. Standard Dutch and English are greatly understood everywhere.

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  • For a good hike or bicycle ride through the woods south of Leuven or for more information about what this region has to offer, have a look at Ad's Path.


Local tourism services in Zuid-Dijleland have created a hiking or walking node network which spans from Tervuren to Leuven and to Ottenburg next to the linguistic border in the South.



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