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Christian Nielsen is a journalist and keen tourism industry watcher based in Brussels. He writes pretty much anything that takes his fancy, from  the woes of travelling with kids to the latest ‘impact investing’ developments in Europe. But most of his output these days is in EU affairs, sci-tech writing and marcoms.

3 March 2022

Brussels Cemetery. A most unusual place of respite in the city

Though it might not be the first place you would look for a burst of fresh air or a spot of tourism, Brussels Cemetery has a […]
2 March 2022

Brussels to have an open-air swimming pool the size of the Grand Place

The government of the Brussels Region has agreed to partially fund an open-air swimming pool in the municipality of Anderlecht. “A further step has been taken […]
28 February 2022

King Leopold II to be liquidised?

A statue of King Leopold II on Brussels’s Place du Trône could be melted down for scrap, as Belgium reckons with its horrific colonial history. But […]
23 February 2022

Brussels Airlines to hire 180 cabin crew members and 108 airport services staff

After almost two years of crisis, the economy is picking up again and Brussels Airlines sees increasing booking numbers towards the summer, showing that the demand […]
22 February 2022

Brussels to reduce number of cars in the city center from August

On Thursday February 17th, the City of Brussels (Ville de Bruxelles) announced plans to reduce traffic in the city center from August 16th. The plan, which […]
22 February 2022

Google picks Brussels as the first Belgian city featuring on Advanced Maps

Brussels is the first Belgian city to feature in the “Detailed Street Maps”, an output from Google Maps that gives users greater detail about their itineraries. […]
18 February 2022

Leuven considered a must-visit destination in Europe

The Belgian city of Leuven has finished 5th on a list of Europe’s best destinations for travelers. Every year, the European Best Destinations ranks the best […]
16 February 2022

Brussels’ EU quarter main artery to have an additional cycling lane

One of the four car lanes on Belliard Street, in Brussels’ EU quarter, will be converted to a bicycle lane. In total, there will be two […]
14 February 2022

Brussels museum returns painting stolen by Nazis to Jewish family after 71 years

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium returned a painting to nine great-grandchildren of a Jewish couple whose property was robbed by the Nazis after […]
11 February 2022

Belgium moves to ‘code orange’ as of 18 February

Belgium’s Consultative Committee met on Friday to evaluate the current health situation in the country. Policy makers, with the support of experts, are lifting a series […]
11 February 2022

Three romantic spots in Brussels for a Valentine Day you’ll never forget

Truth be told, Brussels isn’t per se a city you’d associate with romance at first sight. Those who know the Belgian capital will agree with us […]
8 February 2022

Brussels Airport reaffirms commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2050

Brussels Airport, together with over 200 other airports across Europe, has signed the Toulouse Declaration, an important agreement that marks a new chapter in Europe’s journey […]
4 February 2022

Brussels Arthur Orlans is Belgium’s finest cocktails and spirits bar

When you think of Belgium and alcoholic beverages, the first thing to come to mind is probably beer. For obvious reasons, Belgian beers have become famous […]
3 February 2022

29 November 1924. The day Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels

The month was November. The year 1924. A distinguished guest arrives in a private clinic in Brussels specialised in radio-therapies for cancer patients. The distinguished guest […]
31 January 2022

Top 7 Brussels’ museums and attractions

The month of February on the Northern Hemisphere is not an easy one. Days are short and cold, darkness still prevails over the hours of daylight. […]
31 January 2022

Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter to organize new CORE Festival

Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter – two of the biggest festivals in Belgium and Europe – are teaming up to create a new jointly-organized festival with a […]
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