Think Belgium is Boring? Now What?

By alison - November 27, 2012 (Updated: November 19, 2014)

Now What Belgium - Fun Facts About Belgium – a new venture that makes Belgium even more exciting!

Today we’re thrilled to announce our brand new venture, coming in 2013 – We celebrate by sharing a fun video with you.

For years now, we at CheeseWeb have been criss-crossing Belgium, exploring its nooks and crannies from the north of Flanders to the southern tip of Wallonia and everywhere in between. You all know how passionate we are about Belgium and how much we love to share our knowledge with all of you.

That’s why we are so excited to be working on a brand new project celebrating our love of all things Belgian (don’t worry, CheeseWeb isn’t going anywhere!). Today we want to give you a sneak peak at what we’re busy working on behind the scenes.

We’ve teamed up with our friend Jon, the video wizard behind Suncreek Productions (you may remember him from his excellent Living Abroad video series here on CW) to bring you a new project including books, videos and live events.

To launch it all we’ve produced this fun video look at our quirky little country of Belgium. [Can’t see the video? Watch Here]

Want to know more about our project? Check out and sign up to be kept up to date and to receive an exclusive invite once we launch. You can also follow Now What Belgium on Facebook and Twitter. Belgium is about to become even more exciting!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this video with your Belgium-loving friends!

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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  1. Comment by Marc Poelmans

    Marc Poelmans November 27, 2012 at 10:53

    All the best with the new venture, Alison !

    • Comment by Alison


      Alison November 27, 2012 at 11:00

      Thanks so much Marc! It means a lot to have support of our Belgian friends in addition to expats!

  2. Comment by Amy

    Amy November 27, 2012 at 14:23

    Very exciting!!

    • Comment by Alison


      Alison November 27, 2012 at 14:50

      Thanks Amy! We’ve got lots of work ahead but it is indeed exciting. I’m looking forward to chatting with you about it in person in January!

  3. Comment by Bridget

    Bridget November 28, 2012 at 07:11

    Congratulations! 🙂 I look forward to following Now What; you always have great ideas for fun things in Belgium.

    • Comment by Alison


      Alison November 28, 2012 at 09:13

      Thank you Bridget! I hope we can continue to explore the hidden gems of Belgium 🙂

  4. Comment by Jonny Black

    Jonny Black January 24, 2013 at 14:20

    Hello everyone,

    I am originally from Ireland but I spent 7 glorious of my life in Belgium and whilst I was there, I screamed from the, admittedly, not very high mountain tops of Belgium for years that I reckon Belgium is NOT boring at all. Check out my blog at

    Feel free to read onwards at your leisure.

    I now live in Australia but my time in Belgium still warms my heart when I think about it.


    • Comment by Alison


      Alison January 24, 2013 at 14:25

      We agree 100% Jonny! Belgium has so much to discover!

  5. Comment by Jonny Black

    Jonny Black January 24, 2013 at 14:24

    Of course I meant to say…7 glorious YEARS of my life!

    And BTW – now that I live in Australia, I also had a go at writing about my experiences, located at:

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