Darklands, formerly known as Leather & Fetish Pride Belgium, will take place from 4 to 9 March 2020 in Antwerp. The organisation announced the dates.
In recent years the Antwerp Pride parade on the Saturday of the event started at Waterpoort in the Zuid (South) neighbourhood of Antwerp. Via the Gedempte Zuiderdokken it took LGBTQI’s to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp to the river Scheldt. It ended at the Steen (Stone) castle, where the afterparty was held….
If you want to travel from Brussels in Belgium to Amsterdam in The Netherlands by train you can choose the Thalys or the Eurostar. But you need to reserve a seat. You don’t on the intercity train called the Benelux.
Next to Antwerp-Central railway station there’s ZOO Antwerpen, Antwerp‘s zoo. It’s a popular attraction for families. Founded on the 21st of July 1843, the Zoo not only exhibits animals, but also contains 19th century and Belle Epoque buildings.
My sister lives in Zug. After taking the Thalys from Antwerp tot Paris, the TGV Lyria to Lausanne and staying in Montreux, I used the GoldenPass Line in Switzerland. Starting in Montreux and ending in Lucerne (Luzern).
Wes, famous for his Wafeltjes van ons Bomma (Granny’s Waffles), launched on Saturday 9 March Pannenkoeken van ons Bomma: Granny’s Pancakes. Or more accurately: crêpes. He sells them at the Exotische Markt or Exotic Market in Antwerp on Saturdays.
Thalys is the brand name for high speed trains connecting The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. At the end of January Bert, Wim and I travelled from Antwerp to Paris to attend a concert by film music composer Vladimir Cosma at Le Grand Rex.
Antwerpen Koekenstad holds Chocoladeweek or Chocolate Week from 7 to 17 March. An opportunity to discover chocolate goodness in Antwerp.
On Saturday 11 May, one week before the Belgian Pride in Brussels, Ghent in Flanders will host the first edition of Queer Pride Gent.
Antwerp Pride 2019 not only changes its parade route, but also the location of the Love United Festival on Saturday 10 August and the Closing Festival on Sunday 11 August.