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Coronavirus in Belgium: The latest developments

What's the latest? Wearing a mask will be compulsory in all Belgian shops, cinemas, museums and libraries from this Saturday, 11 July, it has been announced. Theatres, concert halls, conference venues and places of worship are also included in the new rules, which apply to anyone aged 12 and over...

Google Street View cars cruising Belgium for updated images

The Google Street View cars are cruising Belgium’s streets as we speak to create updated info for the Street View option on Google Maps. The cars are expected to have recorded every street in the country by mid-October and will upload them all by the end of the year. The current Street View images...

Summer staycation in Belgium: Ghent

In the middle ages, Ghent was the second largest city in northern Europe and a leading port town. While it still retains its ancient architecture and quaint cobbled lanes, it’s also a creative hub, teeming with rebellious and innovative energy. Visit Ghent this summer to find out why Lonely Planet...

Fully updated: Our practical guide to how Belgium's coronavirus measures affect you

Seeing people Belgium has relaxed its rules on the maximum number of people you can see outside your immediate family. The rule was initially four people, then 10 per week. Since 1 July, it is 15 people per week. Gatherings - at home, in a park or in a restaurant - are currently allowed for up to...

Masks compulsory in shops and other venues from Saturday

Wearing a mask will be compulsory in all Belgian shops, cinemas, museums and libraries from this Saturday, 11 July, it has been announced. Theatres, concert halls, conference venues and places of worship are also included in the new rules, which apply to anyone aged 12 and over. The list of...

Street garden back, despite Schaerbeek’s best efforts to get rid of it

The street garden that a couple in Schaerbeek was forced to remove from in front of their home has re-appeared, with the permission of authorities. Kinda sorta. Last month, the municipality scooped up the garden, its flowers and greenery contained in a raised garden box, and put it away in...

What’s on this week: 10-16 July

Plan B is an initiative in Brussels to point you in the direction of all kinds of cool events – online and off – to fill in your summer agenda in the absence of a holiday abroad. Mega popular Belgian rapper Zwangere G is on board, which is why his concert this week is called Plan B by Zwangere G ...

Fake landlord pockets cash from six prospective tenants at once

Tenants in Brussels are being reminded to be extra-vigilant when hunting for a place to live, after an apartment rental scam in Etterbeek left several people out of pocket. It is reported that a woman living in a rented apartment pretended to be the owner and listed the property for rent on social...

Flemish Community Day: scaled back but still festive this weekend

This year 11 July falls on a Saturday, so what a shame that Vlaanderen Feest had to rein in its celebration because of the coronavirus. Still, the scaled-back party has a lovely initiative at its core. Flemish Community Day is an annual holiday celebrated by the entire region. Its roots are in a...
La Batte, Liège

Summer staycation in Belgium: Liège

It’s nicknamed the ardent city in honour of its fierce independent spirit. For 800 years, the once industrial powerhouse of Belgium was a separate principality, ruled by a prince-bishop until the end of the 18th century. Today, the largest city in Wallonia is a beacon of art and design, shopping,...

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