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Eat like a local: Brussels is a foodie capital laying on a feast of specialities

From fine dining to brasseries, cosy bistros and street food, Brussels has food at its heart. The Belgian capital has a long tradition of serving up hearty fare that celebrates the seasons and the country’s rich variety of regional produce.

Traditional specialities are the ultimate in comfort food, especially in the cooler months. Keep the chill at bay with slow-cooked beer stews like carbonade flamande or rabbit in kriek, piping hot gratins, stoemp mash and crispy grey shrimp croquettes, as well as steaming casseroles of mussels or classic steak and fries.       

Futurize Yourself - Book Signing by Tom Meyers

Please join local osteopath speaker and author Tom Meyers ( for an inspiring book talk, drink and signing session at Waterstones Brussels on 21 November at 17h30. Tom will be presenting his debut self-help book “Futurize Yourself - Design Your Life on Purpose” An exceptional book for those seeking guidance on how to set the foundations to navigate exponential change and thrive in a fast-changing world.

America Doesn't Exist exhibition presents outsider art on the American Dream

The Art & Marges Museum, Brussels' temple to outsider art, is presenting a fascinating collection of looks at the American Dream by artists from around the world. The show is entitled: " America Doesn’t Exist. I Know, I’ve Been There ." The first phrase is from Henry Miller's classic novel...

Parties renew proposal to open up part of royal grounds to public

Brussels political parties Groen and Ecolo have renewed their proposal to open up part of the royal domain in Laeken to the public. The grounds, part of Laeken Park and home to the palace where the royal family live, would be a welcome addition to Brussels’ green space, according to the parties...

Loft apartment for sale 390 K

Industrial building renovated in  2007 in lofts .Ready to move in ; loft with much  space in the centre of the city. Very quiet neighborhood and a very good situation to public transport. 210 sq /m Living-room 80 m2 , 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms , 2 terraces…..                                    Trainstation ( 5 min walk - line  Antwerp - Brussels)  ,busstation (2min),  highway less than 2 km  

NATO : 10 min by car / Centre of Brussels : 15 min by train 

EU buildings : 17 min by train

Good insulation . Low EPC . Cost : heating /electricity  together:  130 Euro / month

What’s on this week: 18-24 October

Nature and wildlife are an abiding subject for the documentary genre, and, with sea life more threatened than ever by the growing plastic soup, the Ocean Film Festival has its finger on the pulse. The nomadic event sells out in cities across Belgium every year, pulling in fans of both the sea and...

Woman demoted after maternity leave wins €32,000 damages

A senior manager in a large Belgian company who was demoted after returning to work from maternity leave has won €32,000 in damages. A Brussels court heard that, before going on maternity leave in 2016, the employee had received a positive appraisal and a pay rise. On returning to work, however,...

Complete collection of Bruegel prints on view in Brussels

All 60 original prints of the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder are on show at Brussels royal library KBR. Alongside this collection – the only complete collection of his prints in the world – are three original drawings. The Bruegel print collection is delicate and normally stored in the library’s...

City considers cancelling permit for Brussels Marathon

Brussels-City councillor Benoît Hellings (Ecolo) met with organisers of the Brussels Marathon & Half-Marathon yesterday to discuss the event’s future. The poor turnout this year and comparisons with the much more popular 20k of Brussels are factors leading some to think that the annual event...

Driver convicted after filming himself at 234kph

A man who posted a video on Facebook of himself speeding at 234kph on a motorway near Liège has been hit with a six-month ban and a €2,400 fine. The 30-year-old's lawyer had argued in court that the video was not his - and that his client was "passionate about cars" and had merely reposted a video...