ANTWERP | Brabo Fountain being restored

Today, Antwerp‘s real estate and patrimony agency AG Vespa starts restoration works at the rocks at the bottom of the bronze Brabo fountain on the Grote Markt, which will take approximately three months. 

Quick Tour of Burgundian and Habsburg Mechelen

In March 2021 I visited the Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen for the ‘Renaissance Children‘ exhibition, telling the story of Burgundian and Habsburg princes being educated by Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy.


August 2021. Not only are there still coronavirus countermeasures, but I’m also on the lookout for activities which don’t involve eating and drinking. I really want to keep my weight in check. So after Troll Forest at De Schorre in Boom with Oriol, Thanh and I took the S32 train to Roosendaal, just across the…

REVIEW | Martin’s All Suite Louvain-la-Neuve

For my birthday my boyfriend wanted to take me on a weekend getaway. Yet as we were already on our Imperial Europe trip in September, we decided to postpone the trip to November. Due to the increasing corona counter measures we elected to stay in Belgium and try one of the Belgian Hotel chain Martin’s…

Open Monuments Day on 12 September celebrates 800 years of Antwerp

On 21 February 1221 Henry I, Duke of Brabant granted the City of Antwerp city rights or town privileges. The charter was more a confirmation of an already existing situation, but is still worth a commemoration. Hence, this year’s Open Monuments Day celebrates 800 years of Antwerp city rights. 

Rainbow flags in every city and municipality in Flanders

Monday – 17 May – is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). For many years now, the ‘official’ LGBTQI movement has organised a visibility action by asking cities, communes, municipalities and districts in Flanders to fly the rainbow flag.