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.
2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
At the end of October 2020, the Governments of Belgium – yes, plural – announced a second lockdown as a coronavirus countermeasure. To be fair, the lockdown is not a full confinement. But we were and are allowed to go outside. So even if the nature of measures change, the lockdown provides an excuse to…
2020 comes to an end. COVID-19 has been the most life disruptive thing in ages on a world stage and it still is.
Exactly one hundred years ago, in 1920, the Congolese collection of the City of Antwerp came into being, in all-out colonial times. ‘100 X Congo‘ features one hundred highlights.
The Consultative Committee of Federal and Regional Governments decided to reopen non-essential shops from 1st December. Museums can also reopen. As of tomorrow, you can book a time slot to visit one of City of Antwerp‘s museums. These will reopen on 5 December.
After our magnificent first big rail trip around Scandinavia the year before, my best friend suggested we went to discover Switzerland by rail in 2013. He was inspired by his aunt’s trips to Switzerland and always wanted to go there himself, of course I couldn’t say no as the country spoke to me too. So…
The Villa Empain in Ixelles / Elsene in Brussels is famous private home with a pool. At the time of construction, private pools were really rare in Belgium.
In July, Steve and I stayed a weekend in The Hague in the Netherlands. One of our activities was Panorama Mesdag.
In July, Steve and I stayed a weekend in The Hague in the Netherlands. One of our activities was the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis.