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How daily life in Belgium will change in 2020

From 1 January, residents across the country will experience a raft of changes, from bank charges and beer prices, to postage stamps and doctor’s fees… BELGIUM 1. The majority of banks are raising their fees – with the cost of certain accounts and security boxes set to rise as well as posted bank...

Screening for cystic fibrosis picks up 12 cases in first year

Screening new-born babies in Flanders for cystic fibrosis resulted in 12 cases being identified during 2019, the first year the test has been offered. So far, no new cases of the condition appear to have slipped through the net. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and...

Unconventional one-bedroom appartment

Looking for a stay (short-term welcome) in an unconventional environment? We offer you a comfortable one-bedroom appartment in a country house, surrounded by a beautiful park, between Brussels and Leuven, with public transport in front of the house. Park space no problem.


Tutor for Pearson iGCSEs

I’m looking for a Native English-speaking private tutor with experience in the Pearson syllabus to help prepare my 15-year old daughter (11th year) to sit the UK iGCSEs in May, in English Literature and Biology.

Fireworks Atomium - City of Brussels

New Year’s Eve in Brussels: All the lowdown to join the party

The City of Brussels has released practical information for revellers celebrating in the capital on 31 December at the Atomium in Heysel. The party kicks off at 21.30 with DJ Simon LeSaint spinning timeless tracks from 21.30. Party-goers are invited to arrive at the site no later than 23.00. Two...

Your new home?

48 Chaussée de Boitsfort, 1050 BXL: Classy apartment of 104 m² in mint condition, partly furnished. Two bedrooms, very bright living room, stylish fitted kitchen with combined washer/dryer. 2 bathrooms, separate toilet, balcony facing south, cellar, underground parking. Tile floor, microfilter ventilation system, LED lighting. Pleasant neighborhood with fast access to Schuman area and Zaventem airport. Tram round the corner. Rent 1350 €/month (parking included) + 150 €/month building charges. More photos upon request. Call or text 0477/547403.

The Bulletin on Bruzz: 29 December

Wolf A new 3,000m² food market looks set to be a major game-changer for central Brussels - including 17 restaurants, an organic supermarket, on-site microbrewery and bean to bar chocolate-maker. Wolf Food Market aims to seduce with a wide variety of fresh food, a historical building and imaginative...

12 ways that life in Brussels has changed in 10 years

With a new decade about to start, it’s worth pausing a moment to consider the flavour of the past 10 years. A backdrop of global austerity and mass migration did not dim technology’s onward march. Smartphones, streaming and social media became ubiquitous in popular culture. And diversity, gender...

What's on this week: 27 December-2 January

Until 30 December, children’s theatre takes over with Noël au Théâtre , a total of 41 performances of 22 plays (of which five are premières) in 10 different locations across Brussels. There are different shows for different age groups - and all the performances are one hour or less. A lot of people...

Do you like to sing?

Rehearsals for our 7 June concert will restart on 8 January 2020 and take place every Wednesday from 19.45 - 22.00 in the Salle des Fêtes, “Clair Matin”, 88 rue des Trois Rois, 1180 Brussels.  We will prepare an original new work by Belgian composer Gwenaël Grisi.  There are no auditions .. if you like to sing please come and join us.