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November 2016

Picasso, Matisse etc in Liège

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The idea for this exhibition came from reading the book 21 rue La Boétie (Grasset) by Anne Sinclair, in which the author tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), one of the great art dealers of the first half of the last century.
The career of this exceptional man, a successful businessman and knowledgeable art lover, the friend and agent of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger, Marie Laurencin, to name but some of the most well-known artists, serves as the guiding theme through a much wider history than his own, one in which he was both actor and victim.
An exhibition on art and civilization, with the legendary gallery of Paul Rosenberg serving as the pivot to 20th century period paintings that combines the history of art, social and political history and the history of mentalities as these unfolded in France, Europe and the United States.
In the exhibition you can see some 60 masterpieces of modern art of which the majority have never been exhibited in Belgium.

Venue: 

La Boverie  Parc de la Boverie, 4020 Liège

Rates:
Adults : 15€ Group (+20 pers.) and  seniors (65+) : 12€ kids (6-18) and students : 10€
Hours:
Tuesdays 9:30 – 18:00
Wednesday :  9:30 – 18:00
Thursday :  9:30 – 18:00
Friday :  9:30 – 18:00
Saturday :  10:00 – 18:00
Sunday :  10:00 – 18:00
Internet:
http://www.21ruelaboetie.com

Category: art, history, museum

Until 29 january 2017

What’s on in Bruges

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Some of the upcoming events in Bruges that make your visit even more worthwhile!

Les Costumés de Venise in Bruges

The Costumes of Venise is an international group of  beautifully costumed men and women bring the atmosphere of the baroque Venice to Bruges. This magic costumed parade takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

On Saturday, January 14th at 17h00, there is also an evening planned on the Dijver along the water with a small fashion show. Visitors and passers-by will be able to enjoy free of charge the beautiful spectacle!

Date:  Saturday 14 January 2017 – Sunday 15 January 2017

Location: Minnewaterpark/ Lake of Love

Christmas Market Bruges

Get into the Holiday spirit on the Christmas Market in Bruges. The mainsquare and the Simon Stevinsquare become a magical maze of booths where you can drink gin (jenever) or hot chocolate and eat pancakes and delicious snacks. In the middle of all the conviviality you can find your inner child on the ice rink with the famous Belfry on the background.

Winter Walk in Bruges

Discover the many different sights of Bruges? Visit the tourist office on ’t Zand or at the Market Square (Historium) and register for a fascinating 2-hour walk with a certified guide. Guided tours in Bruges (Dutch, French or English)

Date: 1st of November to 30th of November 2016

When: every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sundat at 10.30 a.m.

Venue:  the Market Square (Historium) or ’t Zand (In & Out Brugge, Tourist Information Center) )

 

Shopping Sundays in Bruges

Many shops are open on Sunday, but during Shopping Sundays almost all  shops are open.

Every first Sunday of the month, except for holidays.

 

Tourist Run Bruges – Guided tour

See some beautiful spots in Bruges with a jogging guide, things you wouldn`t see without this run.

Date: All year
Location: Start is on the Market Square (more information: In & Out Brugge, Tourist Information Center)

Photo Tour Bruges

Discover Bruges with resident travel photographer Andy McSweeney.

Photo-focused city walking tours in  medieval Bruges Belgium, as seen through the eye of resident travel & landscape photographer Andy McSweeney.

This unique tour for Photo Aficionados combines the very best of a walking city tour and a travel photography workshop, made to get you the ultimate shot at an exciting photo moment. Regardless of camera or iphone, skills or style , every tour provides usefull photo tips & custom-made advice that’ll be of use towards better photos after your stay in Bruges.

Andy chooses a route with the best available light and visual appeal, He shares sample photos along with creative and practical tips … getting you the best possible shot.

Date: Upon request
Location: Start at Burg

Bruges during The Great War

Hundred years ago the troops of the German Emperor occupied Bruges for 4 years.

A 2 hours walk through the inner town brings to mind what happened here a century ago.

Date:  until 31th December 2018
Location: Belfry, Marketplace

Bruges Beerfestival 2017

The Bruges Beer Festival will be held on 04 and 5 February, 2017 in Bruges Downtown in a new, as yet mysterious location in honor of the anniversary edition . More information
Date: 04 and 5 February, 2017
Location:  soon

Winter exhibition: Fine art meets interior design

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We’d like to invite you to our Winter Exhibition in our store in Bruges.
 
With contemporary art of Jean-Marc Louis.
 
NOCTURNE Thursday 8 december from 18h00
 
Friday 9 & 16 december
Saturday 10 & 17 december
Sunday 11 & 18 december
from 12h00 – 18h00
 
About Jean Marc Louis, painter
JM Louis was born in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast in Africa in 1959, where he lived for 25 years.
In 1984 Jean-Marc Louis moved to Brussels and since 2002 he has been living partly in Thailand where he finds inspiration for his art and partly in Brussels.
While growing up in Africa, in his early years as an artist, he founds inspiration in the local colors and tones.
His Thai experience motivated him to use raw materials and recycled products from building sites. His style is made of monochromes where each element found its perfect spot. His work evokes the traditional techniques of oriental calligraphy. His long stay in Africa immersed him into ochre and brown and these colors constitute the background of his paintings. He restores a warm atmosphere that we know from Braque or Miro.
 
“His work constitutes an absolute contribution to the history of contemporary art. We can feel a huge spirit of freedom, indispensable to the realization of an accomplished artwork. This is a work of great quality that will logically find a main place on the international art market”
Jules Saint-Aubin, Art Critique
 
About Natalie Haegeman, interior designer
Natalie founded her eponymous design company in 1998 and it has flourished under her vision, gaining international status with a diverse array of award-winning international design and architecture projects, including UNESCO homes and residential hotels.“Every home is different and offers delicious levels of comfort”
 
 
Tickets via eventbrite
 
Venue:
Katelijnestraat 136 B-8000 Brugge
 natalie@nh-interiors.be
+32 477.24.24.45
 
Parking:
Parking Katelijne (next to Ibis hotel 50m), Katelijnestraat 65, Bruges 
www.nataliehaegeman-interiors.be
www.white-rooms.be

 

 

Restaurants in Bruges to enjoy good food

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A small walk outside the center but still close to everything. Pastis is a cozy small restaurant located near the historic walls of Bruges,  The picturesque setting is an oasis of Zen in the summer where you can enjoy a cozy terrace. The menu offers a broad choice for everyone.. Would you like to enjoy extensive culinary pampering, choose their monthly menu or tapas menu.

Nearby you can also find an excellent Thai restaurant Chang Thong Thai which a lady chef from North Thailand offering spicey world cuisine.

 

Adress:

Pastis

Speelmansrei 8, 8000 Bruges

 

Chang Thong Thai

Kleine Hoefijzerstraat 3, 8000 Bruges

 

Luxury guestrooms in magic cities.

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Our luxury apartment will help make your Bruges city break memorable

“Natalie’s apartment in Brugge was the perfect place to spend the weekend with my wife and another couple. Check-in was incredibly easy, the place is even better than the pictures shown, and it is incredibly close to the central square. I could not have asked for better accommodation.” – Rob, UK; Unique apartments and guesthouses in Bruges.

Our one bedroom Apartment Odevaere is situated in Bruges’ most fashionable and picturesque area. Dating back to the Medieval times, you can see evidence of its past in the many churches and original buildings surrounding it.

The apartment itself is a delightful mix of traditional and modern. Whilst the furniture is traditional, with an antique writing desk and original beams, you’ll find touches like a Nespresso coffee machine and fast WiFi bring it very much into the 21st century. Every care has been taken by our award winning interior design team to provide an experience unlike any other you’ll find in Bruges – it’s the little touches that will make your stay so special.

Wake up in the comfortable double bed, take your coffee onto the terrace, and enjoy the views of Bruges laid out below. After that, you can stroll around the canals and Bruges shopping area, stopping for lunch at one of the many restaurants or cafes on your doorstep. With everything you could want from your Bruges stay within walking distance, this apartment is ideally located.

 

 

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