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One week in Belgium is enough to transform your life. One of the most important aspects of the people is their drinks which everyone who has been to this Western European country can testify to be absolutely great. Below are the most popular drinks in Belgium. Many people attribute Genever to a gin. However, historical records show that it has existed even before gin and that gin most likely was derived from it. Gevener is one of the most popular drinks in Belgium and has been around since the 13th century. It is produced by distilling wine with the addition of herbs. There are two types of Genever including oude (old) and jonge (young), basically, the difference is the age of the drink. Like vodka, Jonge Genever has a neutral taste with the aroma of juniper and malt wine, and sometimes woody and smoky flavors that resemble whiskey. In Belgium, Genever is served in a tulip-shaped glass filled to the brim and can be found in almost every restaurant and bar. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!