Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:17
After the Second World War, the Belgian government wanted to have complete control over the airwaves. They consequently seized and destroyed any radio station that did not have a license. For a long time, Belgians could only listen to public radio, which had very limited programming.
Monday, 17 December 2018 13:21
The “war to end all wars” officially ended on 11 November 1918.
Friday, 14 December 2018 13:03
Few libraries in the world have experienced such a dramatic history as the library of the university in Leuven (KU Leuven).
Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:52
Brussels is much more than a capital with half its territory made up of public parks and private gardens: it is actually a playground for more and more citizens willing to grow their own food, individually or collectively. And more and more businesses are taking advantage of a steady ‘eat…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 16:04
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 November issue.STROKAR INSIDEA stunning new street art hub has opened in an…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:34
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%.
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?
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…
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:19
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…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 13:55
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.