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My Brussels: Singer-songwriter Typh Barrow is a distinctive voice in a crowded market

With a smoky voice and a style combining pop and soul with jazz and blues, singer-songwriter Typh Barrow has been described by some as the Belgian Amy Winehouse. But her musical influences growing up were all men, from Stevie Wonder to Bill Withers. Born Tiffany Baworowski in Brussels to a Polish...

€59 for a three-course meal at Michelin-star restaurants

Those aged 18 to 30 can sign up for a chic meal at a democratic price during Flanders’ Jong Keukengeweld, or Kitchen Rebels, campaign. The event that promotes the region’s finest young chefs offers multi-course lunches and dinners for a set price in the month of October. Young diners can already...

Apartment for rent

Superb REFURBISHED apartment on the 5th floor, overlooking the Woluwe park, ideally located at walking distance from public transports (bus & tram), close to schools, the tram museum, the shopping center of Woluwe and the square Montgomery. New fully equipped kitchen, new double-paned window and parquet floor in the living/dining room (32m2) and the 2 bedrooms (10m2/15m2). Thermostatic valves in each room. Bathroom with bathtub and shower. Security door. The provision of 150 € per month has to be paid for common costs and (lift, heating).

Ghent is Belgium’s most-liveable city, says Greenpeace

According to a study commissioned by the Belgian chapter of Greenpeace, Ghent is the country’s most-liveable city when it comes to sustainable mobility and air quality. Belgium’s five largest cities were considered for the survey: Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Charleroi. The study, carried...

House for sale

House for sale Wezembeek/Sterrebeek border on very quiet road near to country side. Large kitchen, 5 bedrooms, very well maintained, 10/15 minutes to European school, German and British Schools. Garden of 12 ares and laid to grass. Garage for 2 cars. Telephone 0032(0)478 50 49 54 

Bach concert – La Chapelle des Minimes

To open our first full season at St Jacques - parish for the Belgian armed forces - our theme is thus the victorious battle of the archangel Michael over the dragon, vividly portrayed with trumpets and timpani in Cantata BWV 149.  St Michael is also the patron saint of the city of Brussels, and as we leave the church we will see him in gilded splendour, atop the spire of the Hôtel de Ville on the Grand’Place.

 

Up my street: The Bulletin's neighbourhood guide to Ixelles

Expats are drawn to Ixelles by its cosmopolitan vibe and endless trendy bars, boutiques and restaurants. It’s a commune of contrasts, from the ponds of Flagey to the buzz of Matongé to the Cimetière with its student-heavy population. We asked Bulletin readers to tell us what it’s really like to...

Dinner in the Sky to soar above Antwerp

After stops in Brussels and Namur this year, Dinner in the Sky is enjoying a run in Antwerp from 25-30 September. It’s the second time the event has been staged in the port city. The event sees a table of 22 diners dangling from a crane 50 metres above the ground. The location is always chosen for...

How safe do you feel on the streets of Brussels?

ACHAÏSO I feel very safe here. I’ve never experienced harassment in Brussels, no matter which commune I go to. I never have problems when walking, even late at night. I feel Brussels is a welcoming city; that women are safe, no matter what they wear or what they do. I can go around Matongé and feel...

EU creche construction 'endangers Horta building'

The renovation of a European Commission creche in Brussels risks endangering one of Victor Horta's most remarkable buildings, locals have warned. The Commission premises on Avenue Palmerston in the EU district sit next-door to the Hôtel Van Eetvelde, a protected monument which the Art Nouveau...

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