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Yelp Launches in Belgium
Oct 12, 2011 (06:10 PM EDT)
Yelp Is Introduced To The HQ of The EU And Arrives in Belgium
BRUSSELS, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp (http://www.yelp.com), the community-led local search site, today announced the availability of Yelp Belgium (http://www.yelp.be). Beginning today, locals are able to create accounts on Yelp.be to share their opinions about great local businesses and services. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will also be made available in Belgium, as will its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.be).
“As the site of the EU headquarters, Belgium is a broad mix of cultures, has three official languages, is renowned for its love of fine art and beer, and is home to the fabulous Antwerp Six,” said Miriam Warren, Vice President of European Marketing, Yelp. "With the launch of Yelp in Belgium, we sincerely hope that by sharing their individual passions and opinions about their favourite places to visit and browse, the Yelp community in Belgium will flourish and become an invaluable service to people looking to get the best from their local business community."
The site supports Dutch, French, German, Italian, English and Spanish, essential as Belgium has a very culturally diverse resident population. The third European country to launch in less than a month, Belgium becomes the tenth country in Europe to have a dedicated and flourishing Yelp community as Yelp continues to deliver on its ambitious international growth strategy.
Other countries to have launched in Europe include:
September 2011, Yelp Switzerland (http://www.yelp.ch)
While available throughout Belgium, Yelp will focus its initial community building efforts in Brussels and Antwerp -- a city by city approach that has served the company and its other markets well in the past. Yelp now has thriving communities in 18 major cities across Western Europe.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.ch and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com/)