From Friday 22 to Monday 25 July, 43 of the most beautiful sailing ships in the world will dock in Antwerp for The Tall Ships Races, an event of the City of Antwerp and Port of Antwerp-Bruges in collaboration with Balthazar Events and numerous sponsors and partners.
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…
Once upon a time there was a railway station on Antwerp‘s River Scheldt‘s Left Bank: Antwerpen-Linkeroever. On a frisk but sunny December 2021 morning, Famo and I went on the hunt for remnants of Antwerp-Left Bank Railway Station and now lost parts of Railway Line 59.
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.
The rainbow press in Flanders have voiced their support for LGBTQI+ people and organisations in Ukraine, amidst the ongoing war involving Russia, Chechnya, Belarus and Ukraine.
For Steve‘s birthday in December, Frank, Steve and I went for breakfast at Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp. At that point, the ‘hotel’ part of the Sanctuary was still closed, as the spa area wasn’t ready yet. But there were already restaurants. You could also enjoy a lavish breakfast. So we did.
As the owner of the premisses is selling the house, LGBTQI bookshop Kartonnen Dozen is looking for a new home. Kartonnen Dozen is not only the sole bookshop dedicated to queer content in Antwerp, but also in Flanders and in Dutch-speaking Europe. I.e. Flanders, Brussels and the Netherlands.
The municipal governments of Borsbeek and Antwerp have decided to start merger talks. The intention is that Borsbeek will become the tenth district of the City of Antwerp on 1 January 2025. An intensive process will now run until the end of 2023, in which the benefits for all residents will be analyzed and administrative…
A survey of LGBTQI organisations across Europe and Central Asia finds they face significant challenges in the face of growing anti-LGBTQI forces, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. ILGA-Europe conducted a survey with LGBTI organisations across the continent.
Just under a year. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (RMFAA) or Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen (KMSKA) will reopen on 25September 2022. Eleven (!) years after it closed for renovations. In 2011.