The two that I know of have made me STRONGLY reconsider my desire to someday visit this country. If these two sad souls are in ANY way representative of the population at large then... ugh. Sadly, I think these two people are the only two Belgians I have had much contact with, and I'd hate to think they are suitable ambassadors of the general population of Belgium. By contrast, most of the Dutch I know are pretty cool people and I loved visiting that country. Considering the close physical, social and historical proximity of the two nations I would have assumed they had a pretty similar culture and this was part of the reason I wanted to visit. So where are the cool Belgians out there? Is there such a thing? Speak up. please.