Until 30 June, you can visit the Paleis on the Meir or Palace on the Meir. On the Meir, Antwerp‘s main shopping street. An audiotour guides you in 25 or 90 minutes.
The Coudenberg or Koudenberg is a hill in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Nowadays it’s the location of the Church of St. James on Coudenberg, Royal Square (Place Royale, Koningsplein), the Constitutional Court, the Court of Audit, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Magritte Museum and institutions of the Brussels Capital Region….
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.
The Paleis op de Meir or Palace on the Meir in Antwerp will open its door for the public from 13 April until 9 May. This temporary opening is linked to the celebrations of 800 years of Antwerp city rights.
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.
Luxembourg, Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau, Neutral Moresnet, Malta, Gibraltar. I love-love-love microstates, small nations and other quirks of geopolitical history.
Winter 2021. Yes COVID-19 is still a thing. But in Belgium, museums are open. So Thanh and I visited MIMA, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in the Brussels municipality of St John’s Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek), making use of out museumPASSmusées.
In tomorrow’s episode of ‘Reizen Waes‘ Tom Waes visits the Royal Waiting Room at Brussels-Central Railway Station (FBCL). Which is, as you can imagine, in the centre of Brussels.
Usually you can visit the Royal Palace of Brussels. Not so this year. But the offices of HM Philippe, King of the Belgians have produced a virtual 360° tour of the palace.
The Hague is the political capital of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It houses the Binnenhof parliament complex, ministries, the royal office building Noordeinde Palace and the Council of State.