On Friday 4 March 2022, the Consultative Committee of Governments in Belgium has announced a major relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures in the Kingdom under Code Yellow. You will only need to wear a face mask on public transport (train, tram, bus, metro) and in hospitals or other collective care facility. This ‘almost back to normal’…
A report from ILGA-Europe, the leading LGBTQI organisation in Europe and Central Asia finds that amid a rise in official anti-LGBTI rhetoric fuelling a wave of hate crime in every country in Europe, there is a growing institutional resolve to tackle hatred and exclusion.
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has been named European Best Destination 2022. Leuven in Belgium finished 5th in this popularity contest.
On January 27, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès (MR) launched the new Belgian passport. A document that is even more secure thanks to new security and personalization techniques.
Leuven (or Louvain) is the only place in Belgium nominated for the ‘European Best Destination‘ poll.
Besides the renewed interest in night trains in Europe, besides an increase in awareness something must be done to make cross-boarder train travel in the European Union much easier, there’s also this Trans Europ Express 2.0. A revival of the old TEE network.
The COVID-19 pandemic really is a game changer in the way we live and in the way we travel. Last week, we summed up the excursions and getaways we did in Belgium, our home country, and in the Netherlands. Domestic travel was ‘a thing’ in 2020 and 2021 for obvious reasons. But on a mass…
From 18 December 2021, Trenitalia operates a daily high speed train service between Milan, Turin, Lyon and Paris. In the future the subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) also wants trains from Italy to Brussels in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Trenitalia has also ambitions in the United Kingdom and in Spain.
Situated at the Vrijdagmarkt or Friday Market in Antwerp, the Museum Plantin-Moretus tells you the story of Christophe Plantin, his heir Jan Moretus and his descendants. The Officina Plantiniana printed books for several centuries.
After some high-brow art by David Hockney and after some tummy-filling lunch at Jat with Nicolas, Nicolas and I visited the Louis de Funès exhibition at Cinéma Palace in Brussels.