The Belgian waffle does not exist in Belgium
There the waffle was presented by Maurice Vermersch, a cook from Brussels. He named it the Belgian Waffle. That kind of waffle was largely based on a simplified recipe of the Brussels waffle, Vermersch decided to change the name from "Brussels" to "Belgian" because many Americans could not correctly identify Brussels as the capital of Belgium. These waffles were also served with whipped cream and strawberries.