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New street in Brussels to be named after ‘mother of a social Europe’

A new street being laid in Brussels will be named after Belgian equal rights lawyer Eliane Vogel-Polsky. In the 1970s, Vogel-Polsky won a case that would go down in European history as a turning-point for working women. Three new streets are being created on the border of Laeken and Jette between...

Where can you find original Bruegels in Belgium?

Monday 9 September was the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. While he was without a doubt the leading master of the Flemish and Dutch Renaissance of painting, little is known about the details of his life in the 16th century. It is known that he was born in what is now the...

Office space for rent

Attractive office (53 square meters) for rent in an “Art Nouveau building” 2 minutes from Schuman. 

An office space of 53 m2 is available as of January 1, 2020 in South Denmark House located on Avenue Palmerston 3, 1000 Brussels.

The office space consists of one room of 53m2 on the first floor of the house, with room for 4-6 workstations depending on individual wishes. Included in the lease is access to use of all common areas and to the newly renovated and very attractive meeting facilities:

  • Meeting room, max. 14 persons

Out-of-hours pharmacies to stop charging extra

Buying medicine from an out-of-hours pharmacy will no longer be more expensive from later this year - provided you have a doctor's prescription. Ministers have agreed to scrap the surcharge that duty pharmacies currently apply to products sold outside of normal opening hours. The extra charge - €5...

Fernand Obb wins Brussels shrimp croquette competition again

Fernand Obb delicatessen in Saint-Gilles has held on to the award for Brussels' best shrimp croquettes for a second year. Obb, which won the inaugural edition of the award last year, faced competition from 18 other Brussels restaurants and cafes, including Aux Armes de Bruxelles, Chez Léon and the...

Brussels' Justice Palace scaffolding removed (in Photoshop at least)

The scaffolding on Brussels' Justice Palace has been removed - at least in this picture, which is the result of 12 hours of painstaking work in Photoshop. If you have lived in Belgium for less than about 35 years, then you have no idea how the vast court building looks without its ubiquitous...

Traffic congestion could be solved through co-operation, says VUB

A study by researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has shown that there are significant short-term gains to be had from a more co-ordinated approach to transport management, with better co-operation between the country’s three regions urgently needed. For his PhD, Geert te Boveldt of...

Rampage : Hip hop, Trap and Rnb night with dj Dutam

Dj Dutam has been officiating in Hip hop and Rnb nights for more than 15 years, he comes to seize and make the walls of the Café Floréo tremble every second Friday of the month.A Hip Hop, Rnb and trap event located in the Riches-Claires district.

Get around like a local: What's it like to travel by bike and scooter in Brussels?

There’s no doubt that for city-dwellers, bikes and electric scooters offer numerous benefits over the car in terms of convenience, health and environmental concerns. But how does Brussels fare when it comes to integrating these alternative forms of transport into its road network? We speak to four expats about life in the capital from their two-wheeled vantage point. 

3 bedroom fully furnished luxurious apartment to rent

Beautiful 2nd floor 140 m2 apartment in a building of 6 floors located in the Montgomery area, near to metro Josephine Charlotte and Gribaumont. The apartment is composed of : lift with direct access to the apartment, 40m2 spacious and sunny living room, fully equipped kitchen (electric cooker with oven, dishwasher and fridge) entrance hall, 3 bedrooms, bathroom,shower room, toilet, night hall, terrace overlooking the garden, garage with parking space, hot and cold water, electricity and internet.  Photos on request.