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Visit Grand’Place today and get free chips

The friture Vandermeulen of Jette is celebrating its 130th anniversary and giving away packets of chips on Grand’Place. The company’s mobile chips van has been on the square since noon and plans to stay until 20.00, or until supplies last. Vandermeulen’s permanent location is on Rue Leopold in Jette, but its red van is often […]

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Electric scooters sharing scheme is launched in Brussels

Electric scooters can now be found around Brussels, it’s a part of a new transport sharing scheme. The app Troty lets you log in, find a scooter and get a code that will unlock it for use. Troty has been tested in Paris and is available in some US cities. Users can join for €1 […]

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New brewery will be built in Anderlecht

The Brussels Beer Project (BBP) is running a competition for the best design to build its second Brussels brewery. The new brewery is to be located in Anderlecht on the Biestebroeck basin in the ‘Port Sud’ district and will be around 15 meters high with an adjacent beer garden. The new location is expected to […]

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Brussels shopping centres expecting more visitors this year

Brussels’ shopping centres are going to attract more visitors in this year than it was in 2017. The Mint and Galeries Anspach shopping centres have attracted more visitors in the first quarter of 2018 than similar shopping centres across the country. The three shopping centres on average saw a 1.1% increase. City2 did especially well, […]

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Watch the Football World Cup in Brussels

Belgium’s first match is on Monday at 5pm against Panama. Several communes are planning to broadcast matches at outdoor sites: Molenbeek (the Edmond Machtens stadium), Jette (Place du Miroir), Saint-Josse, Watermael-Boitsfort (Place Payfa-Fosseprez), Evere (town hall), Woluwe (Place Dumon, Stockel), Auderghem (Place Pinoy), and two screens are planned in Schaerbeek. Bars and cafes are usually […]

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Expats in Brussels demand to get voting rights

A group of expat campaigners demanded to expand the right of non-Belgians to vote in the communal elections to the regional level. “Even after 11 years in Belgium, we’re not allowed to have our say on mobility, our parks, the trash in our streets. And we’re not alone”, claim them. Although non-Belgians can vote in […]

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600 Belgian golden coins have been found in France

A treasure trove has been discovered by demolition workers at an empty house in the Finistère region of Brittany, France. The workers in the town of Pont-Aven discovered a lead container that looked like a shell. Inside, they found 600 Belgian gold coins dating from 1870, bearing the head of Belgian King Léopold II. The […]

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Flights from Belgium to Sharm El Sheikh

Travel company Tui is now the only company which continue flying to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Brussels Airlines and Thomas Cook cancelled flights due to security concerns. Thomas Cook travel company said that it would allow passengers to cancel or modify their reservation for free. Brussels Airlines had been planning to resume a weekly […]

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€200,000 from Google to Molenbeek coding school

MolenGeek, a start-up in Molenbeek that teaches young people to code and helps them launch their own businesses will get €200,000 of investments from Google. The money will be used to build more classrooms, hire more teachers and buy additional learning materials. Google volunteers will also spend time with the MolenGeek staff to help them […]

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€700 million to Belgian economy from football clubs

Belgium’s football clubs contributed €700 million to the country and about 3,000 jobs during the 2016-2017 season, according to a new Deloitte study. The aim of the research was to present figures of the professional football’s contribution to the local economy. “The impact of professional sports, like any other industry, is broader than what is […]

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