Belgians make 4.5 million day trips to Antwerp every year

Day trips remain an important pillar of tourism in Antwerp, research by Westtoer shows. It mapped out day tourism in Belgium between 2021 and 2022. During that period, Antwerp received 4.5 million day trips by compatriots, representing a turnover of 195 million euros in the Antwerp economy.

Legoland Belgium in Gosselies, Charleroi by 2027

Belgium is set to host the fourth Legoland amusement park in Europe. In 2027, the town of Gosselies near Charleroi in the province of Hainaut in Wallonia. The site used to host the Caterpillar machinery factory. The Walloon Government foresees 1,000 new jobs. 

Borgerhout flies intersex inclusive Rainbow Progress Pride Flag for IDAHOT 

The 17th of May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. IDAHOBIT, or more commonly in Belgium, IDAHOT. Since a few years cities, communes (municipalities) and districts in Flanders fly the rainbow flag on this occasion. This year, the District of Borgerhout in Antwerp is also flying the latest version: the Progress…

REVIEW | Martin’s All Suite Louvain-la-Neuve

For my birthday my boyfriend wanted to take me on a weekend getaway. Yet as we were already on our Imperial Europe trip in September, we decided to postpone the trip to November. Due to the increasing corona counter measures we elected to stay in Belgium and try one of the Belgian Hotel chain Martin’s…

Viroinval ft. Nismes & Fondry des Chiens hiking trail

April 2021. As COVID-19 still rages and we still live under coronavirus countermeasures, Oriol and I were looking fore hiking trails. As a long-time follower of Denzil‘s Discovering Belgium, I looked for inspiration on his hiking and nature blog and settled for ‘A 23 km hike around Viroinval‘.

Borsbeek to become Antwerp’s 10th district

The municipal governments of Borsbeek and Antwerp have decided to start merger talks. The intention is that Borsbeek will become the tenth district of the City of Antwerp on 1 January 2025. An intensive process will now run until the end of 2023, in which the benefits for all residents will be analyzed and administrative…

Royal Salon at Brussels-Central Railway Station

In the summer of 2021, the NMBS / SNCB via Train World and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (officially the French Community in Belgium) held an art exhibition by Myriam Louyest in the Royal Salon of Brussels-Central Railway Station.