Belgium Tourists

Flemish Words and Phrases for Travelers


This article may contain affiliate / compensated links. For full information, please see our disclaimer.  Why You Should Learn a Few Flemish Words and Phrases If you plan to travel to Belgium you should learn at least a handful of Flemish (Belgian Dutch) words and phrases. Flemish differs slightly from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch. Although English is common in Belgium’s larger cities like Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges, fewer people speak English in the smaller towns...

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