About

Welcome to Waterloo, a city where history, culture, and modern living blend seamlessly. Nestled in the heart of Belgium, just 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Brussels, Waterloo is famously known as the site of the Battle of Waterloo, a decisive moment in European history. But there’s much more to our city than its storied past. Whether you’re a resident, a visitor, or planning your next trip, Waterloo offers a unique blend of historical richness, vibrant community life, and scenic beauty.

Our Heritage

Waterloo’s name is etched in the annals of history, thanks to the Battle of Waterloo fought on June 18, 1815. This battle marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars and reshaped the future of Europe. Today, the Waterloo Battlefield is a preserved historic site that draws visitors from around the globe. Key landmarks such as the Lion’s Mound, Hougoumont Farm, and the Wellington Museum offer deep dives into this pivotal event, providing educational and immersive experiences for all ages.

A Thriving Community

Beyond its historical significance, Waterloo is a thriving, modern city with a dynamic community. Our city is home to a diverse population that contributes to a rich cultural tapestry. From local festivals and markets to arts and entertainment, Waterloo boasts a lively cultural scene. Our community centers, parks, and public spaces are designed to foster connections and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

Attractions and Activities

Waterloo offers a wide range of attractions and activities that cater to various interests:

  • Historical Sites: Explore the Waterloo Battlefield, climb the Lion’s Mound for panoramic views, and visit the Memorial 1815 and Hougoumont Farm to learn about the strategies and stories of the battle.
  • Outdoor Recreation: Enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Waterloo through numerous walking and cycling trails that wind through historical sites and natural beauty.
  • Cultural Events: Participate in annual reenactments of the Battle of Waterloo, attend local festivals, and experience vibrant cultural performances throughout the year.
  • Shopping and Dining: Discover a variety of shops, from charming boutiques to modern shopping centers, and savor local and international cuisine at our diverse range of restaurants and cafes.

Living in Waterloo

For those considering making Waterloo their home, the city offers an exceptional quality of life. Excellent schools, healthcare facilities, and a safe, welcoming environment make Waterloo an ideal place to live and raise a family. Our city’s strategic location provides easy access to Brussels and other major cities, making it convenient for work and travel.

Our Vision

At the heart of Waterloo’s community spirit is a commitment to preserving our rich heritage while fostering innovation and growth. We strive to create a city that honors its past, embraces the present, and looks forward to a vibrant future. Our initiatives focus on sustainability, community engagement, and enhancing the quality of life for all who call Waterloo home.