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11 February 2021

Historical Astoria Hotel begins renovation in downtown Brussels

The prestigious Astoria Hotel, which had been abandoned since 2007, is finally being renovated. The beautiful and historical building is located on Brussels’ Koningstraat – Rue […]
11 February 2021

A new way to discover Brussels: Embark on this virtual tour

Many people may have been longing to visit Brussels but the pandemic has derailed their plans for the time being. In the meantime, a new and […]
9 February 2021

Leopold II Tunnel in Brussels will be renamed after a woman

Only 6.1% of the streets in Brussels are named after a woman. This is hardly representative of the social role of women in the city, past […]
9 February 2021

5 Wine delights to enjoy this Valentine’s Day

It’s nearly here, February 14th, the day of Saint Valentine. A time to spend with our special someone, to enjoy a romantic meal with delicious food […]
8 February 2021

Covid-19: Health and safety measures to be extended in Belgium until 1 April

Following the latest information provided by Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, the current health and safety measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium […]
5 February 2021

Belgium: Hairdressers to re-open on 13 February, other ‘contact’ professions must wait

On Friday February 5th, the Belgian Prime Minister along with Federal Ministers, Minister-Presidents of the Regions and Communities, gathered for the Consultative Committee meeting and determined […]
5 February 2021

Benelux: It all came from a football match

During the Second World War, the governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, in exile in London, took the initiative and the very first steps towards […]
4 February 2021

Stonemanor in Belgium has to close for a weekend because of shortages linked to Brexit

Belgium’s British supermarket Stonemanor will have to close both premises the weekend of February 6th and 7th. The cause, the store announced, was linked to extremely […]
3 February 2021

Hotels in Brussels launch a new ‘cuddle contact’ campaign in February

The Brussels Hotels Association has launched a campaign to try to attract customers in the period around Valentine’s Day. The hotel sector worldwide has seen record […]
3 February 2021

Kanal, the new modern and contemporary art museum of Brussels

Having been in development since 2016, plans for Kanal, the new museum of modern and contemporary art in Brussels, have been given the go ahead. Following […]
1 February 2021

Survey: How well do you know the Flemish Religious Heritage?

How well do you know the Flemish Religious Heritage? How meaningful is this heritage to you? These are key questions we have to ask ourselves when […]
1 February 2021
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Get ready for the ‘Champs-Elysées of Brussels’

The Avenue de la Toison d’Or and the Boulevard de Waterloo in the city center will be redeveloped to form ‘the Champs-Elysées of Brussels’ as called […]
29 January 2021
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10 Best vintage stores in Brussels

Brussels is a well-known tourist city, not only for its interesting museums and the incredible Grand Place, but also for its antique and vintage stores and […]
28 January 2021

10 Books to Read Before You Visit Brussels

Synonymous with EU power, its centre carved up by the car lobby in the fifties and sixties, Brussels is a European conurbation associated, by many people, […]
27 January 2021

Belgium might ease its confinement strategy in the spring of 2021

On Tuesday January 26th, Belgian health officials announced that the current confinement measures might be eased in the spring when most people over 65 have been […]
27 January 2021

Belgium bans non-essential travel abroad until 1 March

On 22nd January, Belgium’s Consultative Committee decided to ban non-essential travel abroad until 1 March. Entering into force today, this measure will only exclude those who […]
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