Jill Boon's 28th minute goal gave Belgium a shock win over two-time champions Germany to set-up a EuroHockey Championships final with hosts The Netherlands in Amsterdam today.
Boon found the perfect touch to pounce on Barbara Nelen’s cross from the wing at the Wagener Stadium.
She lifted the ball up and out of reach of Julia Ciupka.
Belgium were deserving of their lead after a strong opening half in which they won eight penalty corners.
But Olympic bronze medallists Germany kept fighting.
They had a goal disallowed before Anna Schröder hit the outside of the goal after Aisling d’Hooghe saved a Charlotte Stapenhorst corner.
It marks the first time the Belgians have ever reached the gold medal match in 13 editions of the women's event.
It also guarantees them a first ever podium finish after fourth place in 2013.
"It’s amazing, the first time we did it, the first medal in a European Cup," said Nelen.
"We wrote history today and I am super proud of this team.""
The Netherlands also won 1-0 against England in the second semi-final.
A superb strike by Marloes Keetels in the 49th minute proved the difference between the teams in a reversing of the result from the 2015 final.
Keetels capitalised on Laurien Leurink slip-pass to thud home in front of 10,000 screaming home fans.
Men's semi-finals are due to take place tomorrow.