For art and culture lovers, you will be spoilt for choice. This summer, Flanders boasts an artistic opulence. Between July and September, the town of Watou, also in the Westhoek, will once again be taken over by the annual arts festival. Thirty artists and twenty poets will take up temporary residence and “compose” brand-new works on the spot. Once again, this guarantees a sensational interplay between poetry, visual art and the charming village itself. If you prefer the bustling metropolis as an artistic environment, then Antwerp is the place to be for the Barokke Influencers city festival. An impressive programme of exhibitions, concerts, lectures and an experience trail bridges the gap between 17th century baroque and the Flanders of today.