Today's Bruxellois are more than used to the city's characteristic mix of languages, backgrounds and cultures. But this hasn't always been the case. In 1960, the number of non-Belgians in Brussels stood at just 7%. By 2006, this number was 56%.

Brussels tests the economy of tomorrow

Friday, 14 September 2018 11:21
Two years ago the Brussels Region launched an ambitious plan on the circular economy. As fresh elections approach, it is time to assess its success. Has it garnered sufficient momentum for the next government to pursue the path towards a new economic paradigm for the future?

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 13:53
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 September issue.BRASSERIE VERSCHUERENFounded back in 1888 by Louis Verscheuren, this café used…
All of Brussels can be seen as an open-air museum with streets, squares and parks adorned by historical statues and memorials, mostly meant to represent and even glorify Belgium’s past. But for a long time, one monument in memory of Belgium’s colonial rule in Africa has been missing. This was…
Every craft requires time and precision, an able hand and a good eye. It is this human definition of craftsmanship that binds it so closely to the culture of a people and a place.
What is the best way to keep your commune clean, improve social services or help stop drug dealing in your neighbourhood?
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.