DAF Museum in Eindhoven

In July 2021, I met up with the Flavourez crew for the first time. Flavourez is a new Dutch and Flemish gay lifestyle platform. Founder Luuk hosted a birthday party / crew meet-up in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. So I booked a room at Hotel Mariënhage in the centre of town.

Centraal Museum Utrecht

July 2021. A week after my Eindhoven escapade featuring the DAF Museum and a night at Hotel Mariënhage, I travelled to Utrecht for a culinary weekend with Steve. At that time, the Netherlands were very liberal concerning coronavirus countermeasures. That was both concerning and liberating at the time. 

Berlin 2021

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

Discovering Belgium and the Netherlands in COVID times

March 2020. The world learns the words coronavirus and COVID-19. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, restrictions of other kinds, social distancing and other new dynamics which have become more or less natural since. No foreign travel meant staying in Belgium. So in 2020 and 2021 we did quite a few domestic excursions to still our hunger for…

2022 in the museums of Antwerp 

The museums of the City of Antwerp are preparing to welcome visitors with open arms in 2022, while ensuring of the safety of the public and staff. Many of the exhibitions that opened in autumn 2021 will continue into 2022.

‘Freight’ and ‘Listen’ exhibitions at MAS in Antwerp 

On Saturday, Museum Aan de Stroom or Museum At the Stream (MAS) in Antwerp opened the new section ‘Freight. About the port, people and cargo‘ on the 6th floor. It replaces ‘World Port. About trade and shipping‘. So it remains in the same theme.

BERLIN 2021 | Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

MAS opens new permanent exhibition section: ‘Freight’ 

On 11 December 2021, the new permanent exhibition ‘Freight. About the port, the people and cargo‘ opens on the sixth floor of the Museum Aan de Stroom (Museum At the Stream, MAS) in Antwerp. This exhibition takes you into the colorful history of shipping and world trade.

BERLIN 2021 | Pergamon, ‘Das Panorama’ 

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…