12 Aug, 2019 in Limburg

Beringen in northeastern Belgium is a former mining colony, turned cultural center, with a museum, various culture and community activities, and some food and shopping options. I came by to learn about the transformation the town has gone through in the first half of the 20th century, with immigrants coming from all across Europe to […]

19 Jul, 2019 in Antwerp

In my last visit to Belgium, I toured the north eastern part of Belgium to explore areas I’ve never visited before. Up north, close to the border with the Netherlands, is a town by the name Turnhout that has an interesting history – it was once the center of manufacturing of playing cards. Because of […]

1 Nov, 2017 in Liege

Lots of great exhibitions going on in Liege. I previous attended the wonderful “From Salvador to Dali” in 2016, and returned in 2017 to visit the “I will be 20 in 2030”, a funky look at our not so distant future with all that’s happening now with science and technology and the changes happening in […]

30 Sep, 2017 in Antwerp

Museum nights are great. You get to visit as many museums as you’d like in an evening, and there are lots of funky events going on in each. This is especially true for a city that has lots of interesting museums. The only limitation is, well, your museum tolerance. Even though mine is rather low, […]

23 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

The summer highlight for the Limburg region are the many music festivals in the area. This year I went to Pukkelpop in Hasselt, about 30mins from Maastricht, for a day of music, and got to see London Grammar, Bastille, George Ezra, Hasley (?), and others. The event was very well organized and laid out, lots […]

22 Sep, 2017 in Liege

A quick getaway from Maastricht to the south across the Belgium border, about half an hour from Liege, are the Les Grottes de Remouchamps, hidden stalactites underground caves and underground rivers with guided tours and boat rides taking you through the complex underground system. There’s typically no English available, but for some reason when I was visiting […]

27 Jun, 2017 in Ghent

Ghent is one of Belgium’s top city attractions, featuring a charming old town center, filled with canals and cathedrals, with a laid back bohemian feel, plus lots of options for drinks and food, with music and culture everywhere. During my very short visit I strolled around a lot, did a boat trip around the main […]

7 Jun, 2017 in Brussels

I don’t visit Brussels very often, but I recently had a chance to see new parts of Brussels and experience some of its cultural life during the Brussels Museum Night. With one ticket, you can attend many of Brussel’s galleries and museums with live performances and special events taking place in practically every corner. Didn’t […]

2 Jun, 2017 in Bruges, Visions

Ever since moving to Europe and living next to the Belgium border, I’ve been hearing that I have to go visit Bruges, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that I found the opportunity to go for a short visit before flying out of Brussels. Yep, Bruges is gorgeous, history, gigantic cathedrals, canals, windmills, chocolates, swans, […]

21 Apr, 2017 in Brussels

In my last visit to Brussels for the 2017 museum night I took the next morning to do the Brussels comic route and explore around the city looking for comics murals. What a neat project. It started in the early 1990s and by now the city collection offers no less than 50 murals on various […]

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