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.
In April Tim, Danijel and I visited Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen. A museum dedicated to Belgium‘s involvement to the persecutions during World War II.
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 news the Brussels – Amsterdam ‘Benelux‘ train connection could or will be shortened by 40 minutes, dropping a few stops along the way, has led to other information.
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) are researching the possibility to shorten the Brussels – Amsterdam train link by 40 minutes. NS is holding a survey with its test panel.
Before it closes – due to coronavirus countermeasures or due to extra renovation works – I visited the ModeMuseum MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp, using my MuseumPASSmusées.
The ‘Tracks to Modernity‘ exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in the royal and political heart of Brussels is part of Europalia Trains & Tracks. After the Orient-Express exhibition at Train World, this is the second Europalia activity I attend.
Belgo-European arts festival Europalia has not a country as theme this year, but railways: Europalia Trains & Tracks. Expect a diverse programme in the autumn and winter 2021 and in spring 2022.
The ModeMuseum (MoMu) or MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp as it is styled in English – reopens in September 2021.
The Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen holds the exhibition ‘Renaissance Children‘. Let’s have a look.