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30 April 2021

Happy Hours Market, helping Brussels fight food waste

Food waste is a huge problem. According to the United Nations nearly half of all fruit & vegetables produced globally are wasted each year, whilst the […]
30 April 2021

Let the celebrations begin: 100 years of Toots Thielemans

On Thursday the 29th of April 2021, Belgium celebrated the 99th birthday of Toots Thielemans, exactly one year before his 100th birthday, which will not go […]
29 April 2021

New Thomas Houseago exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

From April 22nd until August 1st 2021, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) will host a new exhibition by Thomas Houseago (b. 1972). […]
28 April 2021

Passenger travel to Belgium from India, Brazil and South Africa is banned

Following an electronic meeting of Belgium’s Consultative Committee yesterday, the country has put a temporary ban on all passenger traffic from India, Brazil and South Africa […]
28 April 2021

The day a Spitfire landed on a Brussels roof top

Cities that have been at war bear all sorts of scars. Some are unavoidable and easily spotted – a gap, like a missing tooth, in a […]
26 April 2021

Bar and restaurant terraces to reopen in Belgium on 8th May

Following Friday’s Consultative Committee meeting and the consequent press conference held, the latest relaxations of the current Covid-19 restrictions in Belgium have been announced. Covering both […]
23 April 2021

New visitors’ experience of St Bavo’s Cathedral and Van Eyck Altarpiece in Ghent

St Bavo’s Cathedral has reopened its doors after years of renovation, welcoming visitors for a truly incredible experience. Not only have the panels of the famous […]
22 April 2021

Bookshops, essential social and cultural harbours in times of pandemic

During the last year the book industry and the bookselling sector have suffered and struggled for survival as many other economic and cultural sectors. But this […]
21 April 2021

Brussels Airlines thinks it is time to thank those everyday heroes

In tough times, tough people rise and transcend. The past year, so many people rolled up their sleeves and went above and beyond to help others. […]
21 April 2021

These are the best picnic spots in Brussels

Now that the restrictions concerning COVID-19 are slowly but surely getting lifted in Belgium, we can start to think about our social lives again. Which feels […]
19 April 2021

Reopening of Belgium’s terraces a first key step towards a full recovery of the hospitality sector

The long-awaited announcement that Belgium’s bars and restaurants can reopen their terraces from May 8th is enormously welcome. The phased reopening of crucial parts of Belgian […]
19 April 2021

Brussels Airlines prepares for gradual summer relaunch

With vaccination programs underway in many countries and demand for travel slowly starting to pick up for summer Brussels Airlines prepares its operations for a gradual […]
16 April 2021

The WWII sacrifices behind a grey plaque on a striking Schaerbeek building

On the corner of Avenue Eugène Plasky and rue du Saphir in Schaerbeek stands a distinctive house, built in 1930. It was designed by Belgian architect […]
15 April 2021

Belgian scientists successfully train dogs to detect Coronavirus

Belgian scientists have successfully trained six dogs to detect the coronavirus in humans, according to microbiologist Chris Callewaert at Ghent University, who spoke to the Flemish […]
14 April 2021

Belgium: Travel possible again from 19 April, terraces to open on 8 May

Belgium’s Consultative Committee today reached a compromise on the reopening of terraces on May 8th. As of Monday April 19th, schools are to reopen and travel […]
14 April 2021

Belgium has reached 2 million Covid-19 vaccines milestone

Three weeks ago Belgium reached 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered, and yesterday it doubled this, according to the announcement at Tuesday morning’s joint press conference […]
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