Belgians make 4.5 million day trips to Antwerp every year

Day trips remain an important pillar of tourism in Antwerp, research by Westtoer shows. It mapped out day tourism in Belgium between 2021 and 2022. During that period, Antwerp received 4.5 million day trips by compatriots, representing a turnover of 195 million euros in the Antwerp economy.

FLANDERS | Castles of the Scheldt

Chances are you know the Châteaux de la Loire or Châteaux of the Loire Valley. A portmanteau term for the royal and other castles in the Loire Valley in France. Flanders has now launched the Castles of the Scheldt. Seven of them are highlighted. 

REVIEW | Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof in Ghent

My Friend Gillis invited Sam and me to celebrate his birthday over a dinner in Ghent. As we would like to be able to drink a bit, we decided to stay the night in Ghent. For our stay we selected the Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof, one of the best hotels in Ghent. It also…

RIDE & DINE | Orient Dining Express by Stoomtrein Maldegem-Eeklo 

There aren’t many heritage railways in Belgium, but Stoomtrein Maldegem-Eeklo or Steam Train Maldegem-Eeklo is on of them. This club of volunteer rail enthusiasts run this 10 km stretch of heritage railway in East Flanders. One of their activities is offering lunches and dinners on board their Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lit (CIWL) Orient Express restaurant…

Borgerhout flies intersex inclusive Rainbow Progress Pride Flag for IDAHOT 

The 17th of May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. IDAHOBIT, or more commonly in Belgium, IDAHOT. Since a few years cities, communes (municipalities) and districts in Flanders fly the rainbow flag on this occasion. This year, the District of Borgerhout in Antwerp is also flying the latest version: the Progress…

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.