Students in Leuven are protesting furiously: Leuven Vlaams! and Walen buiten! (Walloons, get out!). French-speaking students are fearful. Should they leave Leuven, where they have always been studying and living?

The Fall and Rise of the Belgian Brewery

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 16:28
At the turn of the 20th century, there were approximately 3,200 breweries in Belgium.

Brussels Forgotten Museums: Porte de Hal

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:50
Discover the history of the city in the museum it forgot.

Brussels’ absurd relation to street art

Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:04
From comic book characters to tags, masterpieces and art installations, the history of Brussels street art tracks subculture movements and illustrates the city’s, at times paradoxical, relation to graffiti.
Should you happen to be visiting the Brussels flea market, you may hear a strange tongue being spoken.
Get on with it. That is the blunt message from Brussels’ business community to the various authorities overseeing the city’s huge pedestrian project.

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Thursday, 07 June 2018 15:41
Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. He picks out ten of his favourite hidden secrets in every issue for The Brussels Times Magazine. These are the picks in the latest June issue.MAMMOUTHTwo sisters gave up their office jobs to open this relaxed…

Belgium: Tax haven and hell

Friday, 20 April 2018 19:24
Belgium attracts multinationals looking for tax benefits. At the same time, Belgian money disappears to offshore tax havens.
When Aline Muylaert and Wietse Van Ransbeeck were studying at university in Brussels together, it was their dream to start their own business.
On 25 August 1830, violence broke out in Brussels. Groups of protestors broke up cobblestones from the streets, looted shops and set houses on fire. Inhabitants of the city were agitated and joined the mob.