Enjoy wintertime in Flanders: 8 must-do’s
Enjoy winter and the magical Christmas atmosphere in Flanders and Brussels. Invite your family and friends to experience our winter events, festivals and exhibitions. Did you know that Flanders is one of the most culturally sophisticated regions of the world? A masterwork on your plate and an amazing cultural offer during the coziest time of the year. What else do you need?
1. 500 Years Utopia
It was exactly 500 years ago that the book Utopia, an iconic work of the humanist Thomas More, was published in Leuven. Leuven celebrates this historical moment with an array of special events all over the city on the theme of innovation and discovery.
2. The Groeninge Museum in Bruges
3. The Port House in Antwerp
Architect Zaha Hadid left the Antwerp skyline an architectural masterpiece. The new Port House symbolizes the dynamic, ambitious and innovative nature of the Port of Antwerp. This stunning building is a meeting place for the many international contacts of the Antwerp port community. Visit the Port House with a licensed city guide and enjoy the panoramic winter view over the harbor and the city of Antwerp.
4. Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk
100 days of contemporary art, fashion, design, photography and music. That’s what this festival is all about. The Stadstriënnale focusses on TRADEMARKS and explores the tension between what’s artistic and what’s commercial.
Curious about the stories behind originality, innovation and personal branding? Visit all different locations in Hasselt and Genk, including Modemuseum Hasselt, C-Mine and the Jenevermuseum. By the way, don’t forget to drink a jeneverke at the end of a cold winter day: cheers!
5. A ‘plate’ of art
Flanders tells you the story of brewers, chocolatiers, friendly pub owners, local producers with lots of passion and talented chefs. A small region full of culinary craftsmen- and women! Stop, for example, by our Lady Chef of the Year 2016, Julie Baekelandt.
6. War in short pants 14-18
Look at World War I through the eyes of children in the st peter’s abbey in Ghent. Seven children from seven different countries take you back in time to ’14-’18. Each of them lived their own personal war: close to the front perhaps, fleeing the enemy, on the other side of the world …
Historical toys and other children’s items bring back to life the world they grew up in during the war. A unique design, a unique exhibition.
7. Art town in the city of Brussels
8. Winter shopping in Flanders
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Story created on November 18, 2016