The last paragraph looms for Antwerp‘s LGBTQIA+ bookshop Kartonnen Dozen as no-one was found to succeed Johanna Pas as co-owner and co-manager. The shop will close on the 29th of October 2022.
I wanted to write “it’s with much anticipation I finally entered the renovated KMSKA“. But that would be a lie. The opening of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (RMFAA or KMSKA) was advertised as being on 24 and 25 September, with 23 September reserved for neighbours. But no, the whole week was filled…
Antwerp welcomed two million day tourists and counted some 337,000 overnight stays in the summer of 2022, according to Alderman for Tourism Koen Kennis (N-VA). The Tall Ships Races, Tomorrowland in Boom, the Museum Night and Antwerp Pride are responsible for most of these visitors.
On Monday 12 September, the Antwerp vaccination campaign will start with the autumn booster in Antwerp Expo (VacCovid). The first invitations have been sent on 22 August. Every resident of Antwerp, Borsbeek, Wommelgem, Stabroek and Schoten from the age of 18 is given the opportunity to be vaccinated. The vaccination campaign will last eight weeks.
June 2022. Although I have been in Mexico before, the last time was in 1994-1995. Twenty-seven years later, Oriol and I are doing a classic tour of the United Mexican States, featuring Mexico City (CDMX); Palenque in Chiapas; Villahermosa in Tabasco; Uxmal, Mérida, Chichen Itza, Ek’ Balam, Valladolid, and a few cenotes (waterholes) in Yucatán…
Darklands 2023 will be held at Waagnatie in Antwerp from Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March, organiser Jeroen Van Lievenoogen has notified his newsletter subscribers. A whole week!
Last weekend, The Tall Ships Races once again came to Antwerp. Combined with the Bollekesfeest beer festival, it attracted huge crowds. The sailing event will return to Antwerp in 2026 and 2030.
Antwerp LGBTQIA+ bookshop Kartonnen Dozen is looking a new business manager or someone to take over the project. Current manager Johanna M Pas‘ health has been fragile for a while and it’s time to pass on the baton.
From 22 to 25 July, the City of Antwerp and Port of Antwerp-Bruges will host The Tall Ships Races for the seventh time. A chance to step aboard the world’s largest sailing ships at Antwerp’s quays and docks, meet the crews, and immerse yourself in maritime-themed festivities.
After the year 2021 without visiting my sister Florence in Zug in Switzerland, I finally returned to the Confoederatio Helvetica in March 2022. I stayed over a week. More than a family visit, I organised an excursion to French-speaking Switzerland, also known as Romandy to visit Maxime and the vineyards of Lavaux in the canton…