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AFAIK, the Flemish regions have no established English names. Where I could, I included my own translation between brackets. DhDh 15:39, 15 Nov 2003 (PST)

Cool. I've been looking around trying to find some. http://www.visitbelgium.com/ has lots of names and stuff, which might be helpful. By the way: is there really a good reason to give 15 regions when there are 5 provinces? Those seem like the most natural breakdown to me. If there are sub-regions of those provinces, you could break them up, on the region pages. I dunno... P.S. I gotta say it: Stupid sexy Flanders! -- Evan 17:48, 16 Nov 2003 (PST)

Yeah, I was thinking about that too. Seems a bit much for such a small area, doesn't it? The provinces are political/administrative divisions, while these regions are touristic divisions. I've had a good look at the map and at first sight some of the borders correspond to the provincial borders. So, I'll try to group them together into provinces. DhDh 22:39, 16 Nov 2003 (PST)

During the 80s I used to listen to the BRT (predecessor of VRT) English language programme, which of course used Flemish names (Leuven rather than Louvain etc), and I have also visited Flanders on 2 occasions. The English-language placenames seem fine. The only one I added was Ostend which is still the common English language name for Oostende. As a child in the north east of England, "Ostend" was visible on road signs between Newcastle and the coast. Hope this change is OK. 87.113.139.88 20:38, 7 May 2010 (EDT)

Micro-phrasebook[edit]

So, I wonder if a micro-phrasebook for Flemish might be in order here. Just a few of the more common phrases that are very different from Dutch. Ideas? --Evan 15:51, 22 Jan 2004 (EST)

I doubt if that's really necessary. The Flemish variants can very well be included in the Dutch phrasebook. As far as the sentences in the phrasebook go, there's not that much difference. DhDh 01:29, 23 Jan 2004 (EST)

geographical region[edit]

Flanders is "politically" the north of Belgium. Geographically and historically it's a bit bigger, including parts of France and The Netherlands. I think it should be expanded to include this information. If someone agrees, then go ahead and do it, i'll follow.--Twopeak 17:27, 7 Dec 2005 (EST)

Info moved from main page[edit]

The below was removed from the main article because a schedule is not the best information to have in the article due to the fact that it may change. What would be better is to have a few paragraphs explaining the possibilities along major routes. -- Ilkirk 13:07, 4 Nov 2005 (EST)

selected trains[edit]

  • IC 1544 (Genk (21:51) - Bokrijk - Kiewit - Hasselt - Sint-Truiden - Landen - Tienen -) / (Tongeren (21:41) - Bilzen - Diepenbeek - Hasselt - Diest - Aarschot -) Leuven - Bruxelles-Nord - Bruxelles-Central - Bruxelles-Midi - Denderleeuw - Gent St Pieters - Drongen - Landegem - Hansbeke - Bellem - Aalter - Maria-Aalter - Beernem - Oostkamp - Brugge - Oostende (1:11)
  • IR 3207 Antwerpen Centraal (7:16) - Antwerpen-Berchem - Lier - Herentals - Olen - Geel - Mol - Lommel - Overpelt - Neerpelt (8:26)
  • IR 3208 Antwerpen Centraal (8:16) - Antwerpen-Berchem - Lier - Herentals - Olen - Geel - Mol - Lommel - Overpelt - Neerpelt (9:26)
  • IR 3226 Neerpelt (5:34) - Overpelt - Lommel - Mol - Geel - Olen - Herentals - Lier - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen Centraal (6:44)
  • IR 3227 Neerpelt (6:31) - Overpelt - Lommel - Mol - Geel - Olen - Herentals - Lier - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen Centraal (7:44)
  • IR 3228 Neerpelt (7:34) - Overpelt - Lommel - Mol - Geel - Olen - Herentals - Lier - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen Centraal (8:44)
  • IC 6714 Aarschot (8:42) - Haacht - Boortmeerbeek - Mechelen - Londerzeel - Buggenhout - Dendermonde - Schellebelle - Gent St Pieters - Brugge - Blankenberge (10:44)
  • IC 6764 Blankenberge (18:16) - Brugge - Gent St Pieters - Schellebelle - Dendermonde - Buggenhout - Londerzeel - Mechelen - Boortmeerbeek - Haacht - Aarschot (20:20)
  • IC 6801 Hasselt (7:25) - Diest - Aarschot - Haacht - Boortmeerbeek - Mechelen - Londerzeel - Buggenhout - Dendermonde - Schellebelle - Gent St Pieters - Brugge - Oostende (9:55)
  • IC 6851 Oostende (17:27) - Brugge - Gent St Pieters - Dendermonde - Buggenhout - Londerzeel - Mechelen - Boortmeerbeek - Haacht - Aarschot - Diest - Hasselt (19:59)
  • R 7084 Gent St Pieters (7:46) - Gentbrugge - Gent-Dampoort - Lokeren - Sinaai - Belsele - Sint-Niklaas - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Beveren - Melsele - Zwijndrecht(B) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Antwerpen-Berchem (8:47)
  • R 7089 Sint-Niklaas (7:18) - Temse - Bornem - Puurs - Willebroek - Mechelen - Mechelen-Nekkerspoel - Sint-Katelijne-Waver - Duffel - Kontich - Hove(B) - Mortsel - Antwerpen-Berchem (8:45)
  • R 7215 Hasselt (6:44) - Schulen - Diest - Zichem - Testelt - Langdorf - Heist-op-den-Berg - Lier - Antwerpen-Berchem (7:47)
  • R 7286 Antwerpen-Berchem (7:13) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Zwijndrecht(B) - Melsele - Beveren - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Sint-Niklaas - Belsele - Sinaai - Lokeren - Gent-Dampoort - Gentbrugge - Gent St Pieters (8:11)
  • R 7287 Antwerpen-Noorderdokken (7:30) - Luchtbal - Antwerpen-Dam - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen-Zuid - Zwijndrecht(B) - Melsele - Beveren - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Sint-Niklaas - Belsele - Sinaai - Lokeren (8:27)
  • R 7289 Antwerpen-Berchem (12:15) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Zwijndrecht(B) - Melsele - Beveren - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Sint-Niklaas - Belsele - Sinaai - Lokeren (12:53)
  • R 7290 Lokeren (6:31) - Sinaai - Belsele - Sint-Niklaas - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Beveren - Melsele - Zwijndrecht(B) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Antwerpen-Berchem (7:08)
  • R 7292 Lokeren (7:31) - Sinaai - Belsele - Sint-Niklaas - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Beveren - Melsele - Zwijndrecht(B) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen-Dam - Luchtbal - Antwerpen-Noorderdokken (8:24)
  • R 7293 Sint-Niklaas (7:57) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Antwerpen-Berchem (8:15)
  • R 7295 Sint-Niklaas (12:23) - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Beveren - Melsele - Zwijndrecht(B) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Antwerpen-Berchem (12:47)
  • R 8215 Antwerpen-Noorderdokken (16:31) - Luchtbal - Antwerpen-Dam - Antwerpen-Berchem - Lier - Berlaar - Heist-op-den-Berg - Langdorp - Testelt - Zichem - Diest - Schulen - Hasselt (17:52)
  • R 8222 Leuven (18:09) - Lier - Herentals - Olen - Geel - Mol - Lommel - Overpelt - Neerpelt (20:04)
  • R 8250 Antwerpen-Berchem (16:52) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Hoboken-Polder - Hemiksem - Schelle - Niel - Boom - Ruisbroek-Sauvegarde - Puurs - Bornem - Temse - Sint-Niklaas (18:00)
  • R 8253 Sint-Niklaas (16:38) - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Beveren - Melsele - Zwijndrecht(B) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen-Oost - Antwerpen-Dam - Luchtbal - Antwerpen-Noorderdokken - Ekeren - Sint-Mariaburg - Kapellen(B) - Heide (B) - Kijkuit - Kalmthout - Wildert - Essen(Belgien) (17:39)
  • R 8291 Antwerpen-Berchem (17:15) - Antwerpen-Zuid - Zwijndrecht(B) - Melsele - Beveren - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Sint-Niklaas - Belsele - Sinaai - Lokeren (17:54)
  • R 8294 Antwerpen-Noorderdokken (17:38) - Luchtbal - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen-Zuid - Zwijndrecht(B) - Melsele - Beveren - Nieuwkerken-Waas - Sint-Niklaas - Belsele - Sinaai - Lokeren (18:31)

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