🇧🇪 Belgium


25 February 2021

Travel industry demands clarity on non-essential travel ban in Belgium

On February 24th, the Association of Flemish Travel Agents (VVR) and the Union Professionnelle des Agences de Voyages (UPAV) announced that the travel sector in Belgium […]
25 February 2021

Low supply of vaccines cause disruption to immunization campaign in Belgium

On Tuesday February 24th, Flemish health minister Wouter Beke announced that the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination is experiencing some delays. He cited a lower number […]
24 February 2021

Thousands join the VeggieChallenge in March

Belgium-based NGO Eva is inviting individuals to try a 30-day plant-based diet. The campaign is called the VeggieChallenge. As of February 23rd, close to 13,000 participants […]
19 February 2021

How to spend 24 hours in Liège

When visiting Belgium, most tourists are sticking to the well-known cities: Brussels, Bruges, maybe Antwerp and Ghent… And let’s be very clear about this, you are […]
18 February 2021

Meet the “Oyster Opener”: the Portuguese sailor in Belgium

With his van, he travels the streets of Brussels, delivering seafood which he excellently prepares in front of the customer while advising on how to pair […]
17 February 2021

Covid-19: First cases of Brazilian variant detected in Belgium

According to the Belgian news outlet De Standaard, at least four cases of the P.1 variant have been detected. Two confirmed samples were detected in Brussels, […]
17 February 2021

7 Museums in Brussels offer free entrance to university students during Carnival week

Seven museums in Brussels are accessible, free of charge, for all university students, from Saturday, February 13 to Sunday, February 21. This is a unique opportunity […]
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 […]
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