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.
Most people walk straight past the two white toll gates at the Porte d’Anderlecht. But push open the door of the south pavilion and you find yourself in one of the city’s most secret museums.

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:03
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 April issue.OAKOAKThe French street artist OAKOAK was commissioned in 2017 to produce…
In Belgium, a beer country, the issue of water is of national significance.
A futuristic new building with a captivating facade has recently been added to Brussel’s architectural landscape. It is the Europa building, located within a stone’s throw from Schuman Square in the heart of the European quarter. Since last year, the building has become the home of the institutions representing the…