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Ikea to introduce online sales in Belgium

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea offers its products online in many countries, and next year Belgium will join the list. The company announced that it will launch a new online shop for Belgian consumers in 2017 in an overall effort to expand its web business into all markets, writes De Tijd. The biggest news to […]

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Ghent to get biggest pedestrian zone in Belgium

The city council of Ghent has approved a long-awaited circulation plan for the city, wherein pedestrians and cyclists will have more freedom, while motorists will be diverted around the city centre. The new plan, scheduled to go into effect on 3 April, 2017, divides the city of Ghent into seven zones: six zones for cars […]

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Chef Peter Aesaert wins Belgian final of Bocuse d’Or

The 41-year-old chef Peter Aesaert, of Belgocatering in Aalst, is winner of the 2015 Belgian Bocuse d’Or, a prestigious culinary competition. The win qualifies Asaert to represent Belgium at the European final in Budapest. For the Belgian final in Ghent’s Flanders Expo, each candidate made a starter using cod and Duvel, and a main dish […]

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Borremans is most expensive living Belgian artist

During a contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s London, the oil painting ‘Girl with duck’ by Belgian painter Michaël Borremans was auctioned off for £2.04 million, or €2.7 million, the highest amount ever paid for a painting by the Ghent artist, reports De Tijd. Borremans’ ‘Girl with duck’ (pictured), which he painted in 2011, was sold […]

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First Apple Store in Belgium opens in Brussels

Belgium’s first Apple Store opened on 19 September in Brussels, to the delight of hundreds of Apple fans who queued up early in the morning to attend the grand opening. The shop, located in the Toison d’Or Arcade, is the first to be designed entirely by Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive and retail chief Angela […]

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Unusual Belgian Alphabet (continuation) Part 3

See the 1st part in publication from the Aug, 27th, the 2nd part – Sep, 1st H Belgians seem to me to be HARD-NOSED. Pragmatic, in other words. As an illustration I can present a few words which the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Mitchel said in Davos in January 2015: “Belgians are known as a […]

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Rare corpse flower attracts 1,300 visitors

More than 1,000 people have visited Ghent University’s botanical garden to admire a rare plant that has bloomed for the first time in 10 years. During its bloom, which lasts 48 hours, the flowers of the large titan arum open and it releases a strong, unpleasant smell, which is why it is known as the […]

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Ghent Light Festival – Scientific light-show

The Ghent Light festival is a major fine arts event in Belgium which targets a huge audience (in 2012 around half a million visitors). Ghent University will organize a scientific show with installations and interactive talks during this event. Contact: Dr. Bart Geers, Date January 29, 2015 – February 1, 2015 Location Ghent, Belgium […]

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