800 years of Antwerp city rights

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. 

75 years of Rubens House

On 21 July 1946 then Mayor Camille Huysmans opened the Rubens House (Rubenshuis) as a museum in Antwerp. This, of course, is an excuse for events and celebrations. 

Antwerp joins Street Art Cities

The City of Antwerp has officially joined the Street Art Cities network. A choice inspired by the more outdoors activities we all undertake due to coronavirus countermeasures pushing us outside. 

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. 

CORONAVIRUS | Flemings expect to be able to go abroad in September

33% of people of Flanders expect to be able to go on vacation within Belgium as of July. 16% as of August, 15% as of September. 17% expect to be able to travel outside the kingdom as of July, 10% as of August, 20% as of September. 35% expect to have to wait until 2021.