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.
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.
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.
Antwerp and Flanders have given the green light to the pedestrian and cyclist bridge project which will connect the Right Bank and Left Bank of the Scheldt above the J.F. Kennedy Tunnel.
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.
As the coronavirus epidemic has a Second Wave in Belgium, the National Security Council has issued nu rules. They start on Wednesday the 29th of July.
Antwerp is introducing fresh coronavirus countermeasures, as Belgium and specifically Antwerp is experiencing the beginning of the feared second wave.
In episode 5 of The Stay At Home Museum, Visit Flanders takes you to Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen.
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.
In episode 4 of The Stay At Home Museum, Visit Flanders takes you to Mu.ZEE in Ostend were curator Mieke Mels guides you through the life of James Ensor.