The Flemish region, sometimes also incorrectly called Flanders, covers northern Belgium. Its capital is Brussels, and in its area there are the famous historic cities of Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges and Leuven.
Due to its complicated history, Belgium is divided into three federal regions: Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-Capital Region. Flemish is mainly inhabited by the Dutch-speaking population. In the past, it was part of the Netherlands, Framvji and even Spain.
The Flemish region is based on the North Sea from the north. There are large port cities here, including Antwerp which is the second European seaport after Rotterdam. The North Sea coast is also a resting place for Belgian residents. Although the summer season is relatively short here, the sandy beaches around Ostend are full of vacationers.
The most important attractions of the Flemish Region are its cities. The largest of them, Antwerp, Ghent or Bruges have beautiful, well-preserved old towns with buildings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It shows the clear influences of Dutch architecture, and their attraction are the channels that cut the building quarters. The most beautiful of them can be seen in Bruges.