Finally I made it – last summer – to Baarle-Hertog (Baerle-Duc) and Baarle-Nassau (Baerle-Nassau) in Belgium and in the Netherlands and in the Netherlands and in Belgium. I convinced, coerced, forced (it’s his choice which) Oriol to take me there.
The KBC Tower, also known as Boerentoren or Farmer’s Tower, in Antwerp has been sold to entrepeneur Fernand Huts and his Katoen Natie Group. Hits will turn into a sanctuary of arts and culture.
For my birthday this year, my friend Gillis and I decided to go for a wellness weekend in the Belgian spa town of Spa (where the name spa town originates from). The town itself is located down in the valley while the new wellness centre itself is located on the top of the hill and…
The governments (yes plural) of Belgium have announced even tighter coronavirus countermeasures. It’s a second lockdown, new Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Open Vld) said.
ÖBB, the Federal Railways of Austria, is scrapping its Innsbruck route. That is the reason why we booked a voyage on it a few weeks ago. The Vienna – Brussels – Vienna service will run three times a week as of December 2020.
After Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau, Oriol and I drove to the Vaalserberg in Limburg, where Kingdom of the Netherlands meet the Kingdom of Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany. It’s commonly known as Drielandenpunt, Point Trifrontières or Point des Trois Frontières and Dreiländereck. It used to be a quadripoint with Neutral Moresnet.
This summer, Danny recounted our first trip together. That was Scotland, back in 2013. It was the first time I did a train trip.
The Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or Austrian Federal Railways and their Swiss colleagues SBB-CFF-FFS present a map of their future Austro-Swiss night train plans for Europe in 2024.
The Province of Antwerp scraps the curfew and the mandatory wearing of a face covering at all times. But governor Cathy Berx urges people to always have a face covering with you to wear when necessary.
The Province of Antwerp is adapting some corona countermeasures. The curfew is now 1.30 AM to 5.30 AM. Governor Cathy Berx speaks of “nachtklok” (night clock) instead of “avondklok” (evening clock). It doesn’t translate into English.