Galway and Rijeka Capitals of Culture 2020

Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland) will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year from this month. “Thanks to their title of European Capital of Culture, Rijeka and Galway will be harnessing the full potential of culture to enrich our life experience and to bring our communities closer together”, stated Vice-President for Promoting…

De Blanke Top

That special time of the year – Valentine’s Day – is fast approaching and you may be thinking of treating your loved one to an equally special treat. If so, then you’d do well do consider a trip to the seaside to demonstrate your affection. There’s one place that’s less than an hour’s drive from…

Discover the world of Plantin in 2020

The Antwerp Museums are looking forward to 2020.  The Plantin-Moretus Museum will celebrate the 500th birthday of Christophe Plantin and Panamarenko will be commemorated with a tribute.  In 2020, Panamarenko would have celebrated his 80th birthday. His wife and some close friends are preparing a tribute in two parts. The first part, a unique pop-up exhibition…

Bokrijk at Christmas

It’s one of Belgium’s top tourist attractions and Christmas promises to be even more of an extra special occasion at the Bokrijk open air museum in Limburg. During Bokrijk’s winter evenings, its nostalgic carnival and rides from yesteryear take visitors back in time to their childhood. People can enjoy a fairground theatre, dance and music entertainment…

Strange Strangers

photo copyright by Thijs Huizer This weekend on Saturday 14th December the Belgian première of the modern dance performance “Out of the Blue” will be staged at De Warandepoort Theatre in Tervuren, by the dynamic young dance team “Strange Strangers”. You will be hearing a lot more about these creative performers in the months to…

Authentic Thai Food at Friendly Prices

Marie Back and her brother Jerome have found the recipe to success in the often unforgiving restaurant trade – adaptability. In their case, it’s all about spice – specifically, how much you use. They found, when relocating their restaurant Bois Savanes to Saint Job that their new customers were not quite as keen on as…

Jimmy De Bock Exhibition

photograph copyright ©Jimmy De Bock  The way we see the world is often best captured by a photograph. Iconic images of mankind’s plight and triumphs have over and over again been seared into our collective memory.   In this spirit, yesterday Jimmy De Bock Exhibitionon Tuesday, 3 December, BOLDT – in cooperation with Fondation Franz Weber…

Jungle Book Comes to Antwerp

Most of us are familiar with them: Mowgli, Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Kahn and friends.  Yes, the Jungle Book characters have enchanted young and old alike down the years. But this year, people in Belgium have a chance to enjoy Rudyard Kipling’s jungle residents in an entirely different light – literally. They will take centre-stage of…

Brussels Hosts VIII Open Eurasian Literary Festival (OEBF -2019)

From 13th to 17th November, the eighth Open Eurasian Literary Festival and Book Forum (OEBF 2019) was held in Brussels (Belgium). Open Eurasia is an international initiative that for the eighth year brings together creative people from all over the world – writers, poets, translators, artists and other talented people. This year, festival guests represented…