Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Thursday, 04 February 2016 19:45
Derek Blyth is the former editor of The Bulletin and 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 February issue. LEOPARD WOMAN A new…
Basel Khalil is a Syrian musician, composer and lyrics writer. Born in Damascus in 1962, he left Syria in 2013 following the civil war. After having spent a total of three years in Egypt and Turkey, he has finally arrived to Belgium to build a better future for himself and…
Moise Levi was born and raised in Kinshasa. He has resided in 11 countries and previously worked in private banking and in the hedge funds industry. He is currently an executive coach and has been a street photographer for over 20 years.Q: You were born and raised in Kinshasa, Congo,…

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Thursday, 10 December 2015 15:02
Derek Blyth is the former editor of The Bulletin and 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 December issue.HINTERLAND This corner coffee bar…
A young Flemish man created his own Grand-Duchy in an Antarctic territory, and he is doing it right. Don't think it's all role playing and fancy crowns: the Grand-Duke of Flandrensis and his peers will show you how to contribute to a great cause while having a good dose of…

Don’t Fear Fear

Friday, 04 December 2015 15:47
The Paris attacks continue to provoke a wide range of reactions and analyses of how to make sense of that unfathomable evening. What is the mindset of terrorists?

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:51
Derek Blyth is the former editor of The Bulletin and 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 October issue.PALAIS DU MIDIThe city is…
As supporters around Europe settle into another soccer season, there is a growing sense from the grassroots, even in traditionally conservative quarters that a tipping point may be fast approaching.
Brussels is full of lobbyists. Every day 30,000 lobbyists try to influence 750 European parliamentarians, 28 commissioners and their staff. Corporations are spending billions on their public relations and lobbying activities.

When Belgium was called Burgundy

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:02
There is a persistent myth that Belgium rose from the seabed in 1830 when the modern kingdom we live in today was established. One would wonder where all those heritage buildings came from. A large part of them are thanks to one of the most exciting dynasties of the Middle…