Crossing many, many lines in Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau

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.

A spa in Spa, a stay at the Radisson Blu Palace Spa

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…

Second corona lockdown in Belgium

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. 

Tri-Country Point Vaalserberg, where the Netherlands meet Belgium and Germany

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.

Province of Antwerp adapts curfew

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.