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.
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.
Ljubljana named European Best Destination 2022, Leuven 5th
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has been named European Best Destination 2022. Leuven in Belgium finished 5th in this popularity contest.
Borsbeek to become Antwerp’s 10th district
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…
Leuven nominated for European Best Destination
Leuven (or Louvain) is the only place in Belgium nominated for the ‘European Best Destination‘ poll.
BRUSSELS | ‘In The Mood For Love’, an expo on gender, (homo)sexuality, intimacy, consent and love between men
From 2 December 2021 to 2 January 2022, the exhibition in Brussels ‘In The Mood For Love‘ gender, (homo)sexuality, intimacy, consent and love between men. Artist and entrepreneur Jaouad Alloul wants to open up minds regarding male (homo)sexuality.
Brussels to be Rainbow City in pride month May as The Belgian Pride remains silent on any events
What about the Belgian Pride in Brussels in May 2021? Organizer The Belgian Pride (with article) remains tight-lipped on the subject. But it is mobilising businesses, corporations, non-governmental organisations, institutions et al. to fly the rainbow flag in May. That project is called RainbowCity.Brussels.
CORONAVIRUS | Are Antwerp Pride and Belgian Pride small enough to take place amidst coronavirus crisis?
Minister of the Interior Pieter De Crem (CD&V) would rather have Tomorrowland in Boom and Rock Werchter in Rotselaar near Leuven cancelled. The risk, in coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, is too big.