Belgium Independence day (Ascension to the Throne of King Leopold I)

Belgium Independence day (Ascension to the Throne of King Leopold I)

Belgium Independence day (Ascension to the Throne of King Leopold I)

On this day in 1831, King “Leopold I” took the oath as the first king of the Belgians at the Royal Palace in Brussels, signaling Belgium’s emergence as a sovereign state as distinct from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

IFPLS would like to celebrate Belgium’s National Day, a commemoration of that historic event.

The Belgian flag, with its tricolor stripes representing the red lion of Hainaut, Limburg, and Luxembourg, the yellow lion of Brabant, and the black lion of Flanders and Namur, will be displayed.

Festivities begin a day early with a concert by the National Orchestra of Belgium at BOZAR, the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. That same evening, a National Ball takes place in the capital city’s historic Marolles district.

The Belgian Royal Family starts National Day by attending a special service at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula. At prominent public buildings like the Palace of Justice and European Parliament, there are cultural events and family-friendly activities, as well as a parade featuring military and emergency services followed by a night fireworks spectacular.

In recent years, the number of international tourists has exponentially grown as key figures shown reached a new milestone when more than 1.5 billion tourists arrived after 2015.

Business in Belgium is too much facilitated, Belgium has an open economy and a fairly formalized business culture similar to its European neighbors. According to EU statistics, there are over 620,000 active businesses in Belgium. Belgium is considered a good place to start up a business and it has a strong entrepreneurial culture, especially in Brussels and some of the bigger cities. There are many sectors where expats can look to start a business in Belgium. The country’s largest sector is the service sector, with tourism, financial and IT services all strong.

Brussels airport ( EBBR / BRU ) is one of the most busiest airports in the world, Aircraft operator shall consider and obtain an approval for the time slot for arrival and departure before arriving to Brussels. It is very difficult to obtain the time slot on the desired time if you submitted your application in a short notice.

if you would like to travel to Belgium for Business, tourism or any other purposes, IFPLS will be pleased to help you with any services related to corporate, airlines or to personal individual assist.

IFPLS can help you with Arrival and departure slot approval, Aircraft ground handling, Fuel , Catering  and Crew services, in addition to individual services such as meet & greet, Hotels booking, Car rental and VIP services.

IFPLS can help you at any of the following airports in Belgium 24/7 without any delay:

EBAW / ANR Antwerp

EBBR / BRU Brussels National Airport

EBCI / CRL Brussels South Charleroi

EBFN Koksijde AB

EBKT / KJK International Kortrijk Wevelgem

EBLG / LGG Liege

EBOS / OST Ostend-Bruges International Oostende


EBZR / OBL Zoersel AB (Oostmalle)

in this occasion IFPLS wish a happy anniversary for all of our Belgian friends and partners .