Belgium has the highest density of roads and railways in the world

Did you know that Belgium has the highest density of roads and railways in the world? It is the country with the 3rd most vehicles per square kilometer after the Netherlands and Japan. With all the lights that illuminate those roads at night, the Belgian road network is the only man-made structure visible from space.

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The longest tram line in the world is the Belgian coastal tram, which is 68 km long, the line runs along almost the entire Belgian coastline between the cities of De Panne and Knokke-Heist, from the French border to the Dutch border. The tram takes about 143 minutes to drive from one border to the other. The line is more than 130 years old. You can admire the old Coastal Tram in the old depot in De Panne.

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The first passenger train ride on the European continent took place in Belgium, it was a ride between Brussels and Mechelen that took place on May 5, 1835. More information about this historical event can be found here.


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