REVIEW | Restaurant De Godevaart in Antwerp

Danny and I love fine dining. We don’t go for a fancy dinner that often, but when we do, we make it worthwhile. Steve invite Frank and me for a dinner at De Godevaart in Antwerp. 

Utrecht 2021

July 2021. A week after my Eindhoven escapade featuring the DAF Museum and a night at Hotel Mariënhage, I travelled to Utrecht for a culinary weekend with Steve. At that time, the Netherlands were very liberal concerning coronavirus countermeasures. That was both concerning and liberating at the time. 

Trenitalia aspires to run trains from Milan to Brussels and Amsterdam 

From 18 December 2021, Trenitalia operates a daily high speed train service between Milan, Turin, Lyon and Paris. In the future the subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) also wants trains from Italy to Brussels in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Trenitalia has also ambitions in the United Kingdom and in Spain. 

VIDEO | ICNG, the 2024 Benelux train from Amsterdam to Brussels 

If fresh coronavirus countermeasures in the Netherlands hadn’t spoiled the weekend, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS would have presented their new train, the ICNG. An acronym for Intercity Nieuwe Generatie, Intercity New Generation. Its nickname is ‘The Wasp‘.