Culture Smart! Belgium aims to help you navigate these swirling waters. It is for anyone - businessperson, student, or tourist - who wants to understand Belgian society and encounter it with sensitivity and poise. We trace the land’s turbulent history and try to see how the past has shaped the collective and personal values of today’s Belgians. We look at the Belgian people at work, at play, and at home, and offer some tips to help you get along with Belgian colleagues and acquaintances without tears - on either side!