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Extinction Rebellion plans “peaceful protest” in Brussels’ Grand-Place on Friday despite no official request

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion Belgium is marking its first anniversary with a collective performance in the Grand-Place on Friday that will follow the evening seasonal sound and light show at 20.00. Brussels mayor Philippe Close told local media that the association has not introduced...

Brussels approves €2 million for new cycle paths and parking

Brussels regional government has approved some 40 projects to improve cycle infrastructure. The government has made €2 million available for the projects, according to mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt. Infrastructure works will include more cycle paths, parking and improved traffic circulation...

Burns Supper


Saturday, 25th January 2019, starting at 19.15
St. Andrew’s Church, Chee de Vleurgat 181, 1050 Ixelles

Central panel of Ghent Altarpiece fully restored and full of surprises

Phase two of the ongoing restoration of “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” – otherwise known as the Ghent Altarpiece – is complete. The four lower panels of the altarpiece’s interior – including the coveted centre panel, where the eponymous beast is located – was unveiled this week to press and other...

Brussels start-up will fight your parking ticket for you

Want to contest a parking fine you got in Brussels? A new start-up, Spixx, will do it for you – and free at that. With the motto “Don’t waste time, don’t waste money”, Spixx will also help you file for compensation with rail service SNCB. The new company launched last summer and have handled about...
Tram Heysel Brussels Stib/Mivb

New Year in Brussels: Free and beefed-up public transport announced

New Year’s Eve revellers can take advantage of free travel on the Stib/Mivb network in Brussels from midnight 31 December until the start of service on Wednesday 1 January. During these hours, metro, tram and bus services will be stepped up and extended, reports RTBF. All metro lines will be...

What’s on this week: 20-26 December

The Darna Fest: Echoes of Moroccan Ceremonies shines a light on the many facets of contemporary Moroccan culture. Hosted by the Flemish-Moroccan culture house of the same name, there are exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, dance battles, slam and plenty of food and drink. 20-22 December, across...

SolarPower Summit 2020

The SolarPower Summit, on 25 March in Brussels, is SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event, that brings together over 300 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision-makers from across the EU and beyond.

The event informs high-level political and business representatives about major strategic, political and market developments shaping the future of solar in Europe. The Summit is widely recognised as one of the most important energy events in Brussels. 

We will rock you: Studio Brussel’s ‘Warmest Week’ kicks off in Kortrijk

The annual end-of-year party, concert series and charity drive De Warmste Week (The Warmest Week) has kicked off in Kortrijk. While the culmination of rock station Studio Brussel’s fundraising initiative usually takes place in a grassy recreation domain, this year DJs have taken to the middle of a...
Wallonia Belgium Tourism - photo JP Remy

Winter in Wallonia: Seasonal activities, from fine food and drink to fun outdoors

Gourmet delights One of the joys of winter is tucking into warming dishes with friends and families. With such a rich terroir, Wallonia’s generous cuisine never fails to please. When the temperatures drop, nothing beats raclette. One original concept is Le Chariot à fondue, a year-round activity by...