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Pubs in Bruges with Live performances in July or August

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Live Bands play for Free in Pubs every Wednesday in July or August

Klinkende Kroegen, stands for Live performers in  Pubs in July or August in Bruges.

This means  3 performers in 3 pubs per night. Between 20u and  24u.


Agenda july and august Bruges 2017

5 july:

  • De Coulissen, Jakob van Ooststraat 4: DJ Andrew met Violinvasion
  • Rode Kruisopvangcentrum Patio, Vlamingstraat 55: Moonai People
  • Café Vlissinghe, Blekerstraat 2: Basement

12 july:

  • ‘t Hof van Beroep, parking Vuldersreitje: Calling Susan / Loudfire
  • Lokkedize, Korte Vuldersstraat 33: Women On Top
  • The Reflex, Predikherenstraat 35: Wasted 24/7 / Citizinsane / Guilty as Charged

19 july:

  • ‘t Verdriet van België, Kraanplein 1a: Alpha Whale
  • De Halve Maan, Walplein 26: Les Croissant Belges / Yves Bondue
  • Punta Est, Predikherenrei 1: DJ Andrew, viool, saxofoon & surprise act

26 july:

  • Café Rose Red, Sint-Jansplein: De Breeee Veertien / Tommy & The Wildflowers featuring Claudia Decaluwe
  • De Belleman Pub, Jozef Suvéestraat 22: Cajun Moon
  • Snuffel, Ezelstraat 47-49: Themoodofsteffie / Rhinos are People too

2 august:

  • l’Estaminet, Park 5: Rhythm Deep & special guest
  • The Monk, Vlamingstraat 37: The New Image
  • La Casita, Sint-Salvatorkerkhof 5: Team Latino

9 august:

  • Delaneys Irish Pub, Burg: Barabas
  • Molenhuis, Potterierei 109: Mr. Lemming featuring Sandrine
  • 27b Flat, Katelijnestraat 27b: The Fortune Tellers

16 augustus:

  • Comptoir des Arts, Vlamingstraat 53: Steven Troch Band
  • De Republiek, Sint-Jakobsstraat 36: SCHNTZL / Tangram Labelnight met Moodprint & Uphigh Collective
  • Vino Vino, Grauwwerkersstraat 15: Long Tall Danny & His Bluescombo

23 augustus:

  • ‘t Hof van Rembrandt, Eiermarkt: Edje Ska & The Pilchards
  • ‘t Gezelleke, Carmersstraat 15: The Claeyssons
  • Pergola Kaffee & Charlie Rockets, Meestraat 7: voorprogramma / Doghouse Rose

30 augustus:

  • De Vetten Os, Beursplein: Tropical party met Damp Oord!
  • ‘t Risico, Jeruzalemstraat 53: Cosy Corner
  • Winebar Est, Braambergstraat 7: Boogie Train

 

Tickets
Free

Where gastronomy meets Bruges: Kookeet

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FOODFESTIVAL and gastronomic event with 32 Topchefs !
Three days long top chefs from Bruges and one visiting chef serve gastronomic dishes at reasonable prices.
Piet Huysentruyt, chef of the gourmet restaurant Likoké in the Ardèche, is the visiting chef on the seventh edition.
Chefs from Bruges who participate are without exception high class culinary chefs, with one or even more Michelin stars, a Bib Gourmand or Gault Millau award..
 
Participating Restaurants Kookeet 2017
 
De Jonkman**
Auberge de Herborist*
Sans Cravate*
Assiette Blanche
Bistro Bruut –
Bistro Refter
Bonte B
Cantine Copine
Rock-Fort
The Chocolate Line
De Mangerie –
Den Dyver
Den Gouden Karpel
De Visscherie
D’s Deldycke Traiteurs
Goffin
L.E.S.S.
Kok au Vin
Laissez-Faire
Le Mystique
La Tâche
Lieven
Likoké*
gastchef Piet Huysentruyt
Patisserie Academie
Restaurant Patrick Devos –
Ducheyne Atelier
Traiteur
‘t Pakhuis
Tête Pressée
Weinebrugge
Zet’joe (Geert Vanhecke)
 
Place to be
Saturday 23, sunday 24 and monday 25 September 2017
Station Square Bruges, backside St Michiels
#Gastronomic#gastronomic feast #foodtruck# De Jonkman # Auberge de Herborist* # Sans Cravate* # Assiette Blanche  #Bistro Bruut  #Bistro Refter # Bonte B #Cantine Copine  #Rock-Fort  #The Chocolate Line #De Mangerie  #Den Dyver #Den Gouden Karpel  #De Visscherie  #D’s Deldycke Traiteurs # Goffin  #L.E.S.S. #Kok au Vin  #Laissez-Faire  #Le Mystique  #La Tâche Lieven  #Likoké* –  #gastchef Piet Huysentruyt  #Patisserie Academie # Restaurant Patrick Devos – #Ducheyne Atelier Traiteur  #‘t Pakhuis #Tête Pressée  #Weinebrugge  #Zet’joe  (Geert Vanhecke) De Jonkman**  Auberge de Herborist*  Sans Cravate*  Assiette Blanche  Bistro Bruut – Bistro Refter  Bonte B Cantine Copine  Rock-Fort  The Chocolate Line De Mangerie – Den Dyver Den Gouden Karpel  De Visscherie  D’s Deldycke Traiteurs  Goffin  L.E.S.S. Kok au Vin  Laissez-Faire  Le Mystique  La Tâche Lieven  Likoké* –  gastchef Piet Huysentruyt  Patisserie Academie  Restaurant Patrick Devos – Ducheyne Atelier Traiteur  ‘t Pakhuis #Tête Pressée  Weinebrugge # Zet’joe  (Geert Vanhecke)#  Auberge de Herborist#  Sans Cravate*  Assiette Blanche  Bistro Bruut – Bistro Refter  Bonte B Cantine Copine  Rock-Fort  The Chocolate Line De Mangerie – Den Dyver Den Gouden Karpel  De Visscherie  D’s Deldycke Traiteurs  Goffin  L.E.S.S. Kok au Vin  Laissez-Faire  Le Mystique  #La Tâche Lieven  #Likoké* –  #gastchef Piet Huysentruyt  #Patisserie Academie  #Restaurant Patrick Devos – #Ducheyne Atelier Traiteur  #‘t Pakhuis #Tête Pressée  #Weinebrugge  #Zet’joe  (Geert Vanhecke)
Local Heroes
Astridpark 27/08
Chefs from Bruges, food from Bruges, Fun from Bruges
where:
Koningin Astridpark is a classic just-around-the-corner-get-away-from-the-crowd place.
https://www.visitbruges.be/en/koningin-astridpark-

Business matters for expats in Belgium

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Things you wish you’d known before moving to Belgium

Using the expat community web sites is a good solution for finding the starting points for a move to Belgium.
Several scenarios exist for expat businessmen working in Belgium: expats working for themselves, working for other expats, working for Belgian companies and expats working for British companies with offices and/or operations in Belgium.

All of them have one thing in common – a wealth of information the prospective businessman can take advantage of on visas, transport, accommodation, government permissions and licenses and last but definitely not least office and industrial etiquette for workers managers, and administrative staff.

The expats on various internet sites can provide the answers you need on just about any query you have and especially on best working practises. They have ‘been there, done that and got the t-shirt’ applies. Using the expat community web sites is a good solution to finding the starting points for a move to Belgium.

Going to Belgium under your own steam? Then extensive research and contacting people in the expat networks via the internet will definitely pay off and having the right visa is essential. Going to Belgium as a tourist or holiday visit is quite different to the visa for a final permanent move.

With UK membership of the EU up for a referendum in the UK in the not too distant future knowledge of the visa system and where your nearest Belgian embassy or consulate is will help if changes occur.

If your company is sending you then they will be able to advise you and make the necessary arrangements. They should be able to organise visas, airfares, hotel, guest house, help you meet business associates and so on. Certainty about your move outcome and knowing you have the right accommodations when you first arrive is paramount.

The job may well be one that you have desired for a long time and the change an exciting one, however, ensure you go to Belgium on a visit and have a look round before you make that irrevocable permanent move for yourself and family overseas if you have not already done so.

With UK membership of the EU up for a referendum in the UK in the not too distant future knowledge of the visa system and where your nearest Belgian embassy or consulate is will help if changes occur.

Vital tips:

1) Use the expat networks to make contact with other expat businessmen in Belgium and ‘pick their brains’. Make notes and bookmark  internet sites you know you will revisit again.

2) Visa requirements is the correct place to hat up on visas. Instructions given on this site are very specific and it is advisable to read it thoroughly.

3) ‘Know before you go’ by visiting lots of different places in Belgium on a short or not so short break holiday to be sure the city or town you choose to live in is right for you with your workplace easy to reach on public transport. Bruges is an excellent city to use as a base as it has great transport facilities to the other larger cities and towns like Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. For accommodation go here: http://goo.gl/am8o7m

Languages and the Ways of Government.

One will need to understand, whether you are English or American, is the complete absence of a nationwide cultural infrastructure. Belgium is made up of language divisions as opposed to political ones. French, Dutch, German and Flemish are spoken in specific areas and regions in Belgium and each pretty much run their own administrations.

Brussels is officially bi-lingual, (whilst other cities are not), and it also holds the administrative seat for both French and Flemish speaking communities. It is not always easy to follow through on business with the Government as a result. You must persevere and learn who deals with what where and in what language.

If you do not yet speak French, Dutch or German it’s a good idea to start learning as soon as you can. Wikipedia has a really useful map of the language divisions in Belgium, showing the major language spoken in each one.

Brussels has an advantage for the English speaking expat. English is becoming established in Brussels as the common language for all thanks to NATO, the European Union and the huge numbers of foreign students living in this city.

Internations

Expatica

The Bulletin

Great restaurants in Flanders

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“A picture is worth a thousand words

Great restaurants in Flanders, close to Bruges.

 

Bruges

De Refter

Rock Fort

Kok au Vin

Sans Cravate

De Gouden Harynck

Assiette Blanche

Bruut

Hertog Jan

Tanuki – Oude Gentweg 1, Bruges 8000, +32 50 34 75 12

Grand Cafe Passage Dweersstraat 26, 8000 Brugge

Kortrijk

David Selen

Het Vliegend Tapijt –

Knokke

Bartholomeus – Zeedijk-Heist 267, Knokke-Heist 8301,  +32 50 51 75 76

Cuines 33 – Smedenstraat 33 | Knokke-Heist, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, +32 50 60 60 69

 
Brussels

Gramm – Rue de Flandre 86, Brussels 1000,  +32 2 324 99 66

Selecto – Rue De Flandre, 95-97, Brussels, +32 2 511 40 95

La Buvette – Ch D’Alsemberg 108 – 1060 Saint Gilles  +32(0)2 534 13 03

Ghent

Roots – Vrouwebroersstraat 5, Ghent 9000, +32 9 310 67 73

GistLeopold de Waelstraat 9, Antwerp 2000, (Formerly Gigi il Bullo) +32 3 295 66 27

Le Dimanche – Markt 5, Ruiselede 8755, Belgium

Alberte –  Dendermondsesteenweg 78, Ghent 9000, +32 489 21 12 10

De Vitrine – La Chaparitta, Brabantdam 134, 9000 Gent

 
Antwerp

‘t Zilte – Hanzestedenplaats 5, Antwerp 2000, (top floor MAS museum) +32 3 283 40 40

l’Amitié – Vlaamsekaai 43, Antwerp 2000, Belgium, +32 3 257 50 05

Lam en Yin  – Reyndersstraat 17, Antwerp 2000, Belgium, +32 3 232 88 38

Dome Sur Mer – Arendstraat 1, Antwerp 2018, Belgium +32 3 281 74 33

Bredene

l’Homard Et La Moule – Duinenstraat 325, Bredene 8450, +32 59 32 02 28

Roeselare

Boury – Rumbeeksesteenweg 300, Roeselare 8800, +32 51 62 64 62

B’artiste –  Zuidstraat 50, 8800 Roeselare +32 51 251 241 eat@bartiste.be

further

Vintage

Veranda

Epicerie Du Cirque

Ossip –

Gouden Hoofd

Bart à Vin

Dôme

Flavie’s Tafel

Brasserie Latem –

Magis –

Bistro bis –

Publiek

Castor

Plat Préféré

In De Wulf

 

Top things to do during your stay in Bruges

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 Where to Eat Well in Bruges. From Breakfast to Lunch to High Tea to Diner. Where you can snack on Belgian wafflesgrab excellent coffee or …

No visit to Bruges can be complete without partaking of the delicious local cuisine, and guests at the White Rooms can enjoy some of the finest delicacies on offer from nearby tearooms and restaurants. From warm, golden Belgian waffles and biscuits, world-renowned Belgian chocolate, cheeses, meats and seafood, to one of the hundreds of different types of beer to choose from, there is something for a connoisseur of every persuasion. And after a day of culinary indulgence, enjoy a relaxing walk through the city’s winding streets or follow along the canals – or if you feel up to it, climb the 366 steps to the top of the famous medieval Belfort.

 

Top restaurants in Bruges

Parkrestaurant   (voted as N° I on tripadvisor on 565 restaurants in Bruges ….wow !!!!)

Minderbroederstraat 1; +32 497 801 872

Lieven 

Phlipstockstraat 45- Bruges (city center)

Bistro Bruut 

Meestraat 9 – Bruges (city center)

Bistro Refter

Molenmeers 2 – Bruges (city center)

Rock-Fort ♥♥

Langestraat 15 – Bruges (city center) ; closed on Saturday and Sunday

Den Heerd

Nieuwe Gentweg 76- Bruges (city center)

Sans Cravate 

Langestraat 155 – 159 -Bruges (city center)

Franco Belge 

Langestraat 109 – Bruges (city center)

Pomperlut ♥♥

Minderbroedersstraat 26 -Bruges (city center), closed on sunday and monday

De Twjfelaar

Eekhoutstraat 24-Bruges (city center), closed on monday and tuesday  (closed 8 until 19 march)

Kok-Au-Vin

Ezelstraat 21 -Bruges (city center) closed on Sunday & Monday

Hubert Gastrobar

Langestraat 155 – 159, Closed on Sunday & Monday

De Zuidkant

Jacob van Maerlantstraat 6 8340 Damme

Top  Places for Lunch in Bruges

Sanseveria

Predikherenstraat 11

Lunchboutique De Belegde Boterham ♥♥

Kleine St. Amandsstraat 5 Closed on sunday

Le Pain Quotidien

Philip Stockstraat 21

Simon Stevinplein 15 (new!)

Brasserie Raymond

Eiermarkt 5, closed on Sundays

Ellis Gourmet Burger

Simon Stevenplein 14

Floris 

Gistelsesteenweg 520

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Top 5 Breakfast in Bruges

Sanseveria, 

Predikherenstraat 11

Le Pain Quotidien

Philip Stockstraat 21

Simon Stevinplein 15 (new!)

Books&Brunch

Garenmarkt 30; Closed on saturday&sunday and school holidays

Carpe Diem (also online delivery)

Wijngaardstraat 8

Kempinski 

Prinsenhof 8

Ontbijt van Achiel 

Achiel van Ackerplein 2

‘t Eekhoetje

Eekhoutstraat 3 (next to apartment Dijver), Closed on thursday

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Afternoon high Tea or Coffee in Bruges

De Medici

Geldmuntstraat 9

Academie 

Vlamingstraat 56, closed monday and tuesday

Merveilleux

Muntpoort     8 , closed on sunday and holidays

Carpe Diem

Wijngaardstraat 8

 

Cheap eats in Bruges

Soup (voted as 14 of 565 on tripadvisor)

Hallestraat 4, Bruges 8000

Bocca

Dweerstraat 13, Bruges 8000

Sanseveria, 

Predikherenstraat 11, Bruges 8000

Taboulé

Langestraat 93, Bruges 8000 (Lebanese resto)

Cocktail and Winebars in Bruges

Groot Vlaenderen

Vlamingstraat 94 Cocktail bar

Wine Bar Est

Braambergstraat 7

Bar Salon

Langestraat 17

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Beers and pubs in Bruges

L’estaminet

Park 5 Pub

Brasserie Cambrinus 

Philipstockstraat 19

De Garre

De Garre 1

Brugs Beertje ♥♥

Kemelstraat 5

Café Rose Red

Cordoeanierstraat 16

Le Trappiste

Kuiperstraat 33

Jazz-Blues & Soul in Bruges

Comptoir des Arts

        Vlamingstraat 53

Catering in Bruges

Sud

Mallebergplaats 5 Italian

Traiteur Deldycke

Wollestraat 23 Closed on tuesday

Cuisine Tinguett

Wagnerstraat 81, 8310 Assebroek

La Dolce Maremma

Rijselstraat 40, 8200 Brugge ( St Michiels)


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Go veggie! in Bruges

 

Resto Lotus

Wapenmakersstraat 5 – Bruges

Resto Reliva

Goezeputstraat 6 -Bruges

Resto De Bottelier

Sint Jakobsstraat 63 -Bruges

Supermarket Bio Vita

Maalsesteenweg 299 –  8310 Bruges ( Sint Andries )

Origino

Katelijnestraat 142-Bruges

 

A taste of Asia in Bruges..

Chang Thong Thai

Kleine Hoefijzerstraat 3, 8000 Bruges (tripadvisor 4.5/5)

Stoepa

Oostmeers 124

Order a Taxi in Bruges

  • Taxi Snel: +32 50 34 34 69  or +32 478 35 35 35
  • Uber in Bruges is until now not available, only Brussels

Other things we are working on are experiences like bike excursions, guided tours, food and drink tastings, and various classes.

Bike tours in Bruges

Cycling through Bruges with a guide is a must-do for anyone visiting the old city. Bike tours start from the Burg Square which is next to the Market Square.

Bike tours over the cobblestones for 2.5 hours, you will admire the grandness & history of this ancient harbour city (free beer inclused)

Guided tours in Bruges

Explore one of Europe’s most vibrant medieval cities on a 7-hour day trip to Bruges from Brussels. Take a 4-hour guided walking tour on arrival. Take the train across country to discover the architecture and canals of the “Venice of the North.”

Your city guide will take you to see hidden gems known only to locals and discover why Bruges was at the forefront of western art and trade in the Middle Ages.

https://www.visitbruges.be/museumsplacesofinterestattractions


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Airbnb short-term holiday rentals are biting hoteliers’ bums

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Is the ‘sharing economy’, spearheaded by the likes of Airbnb, shaking up the traditional hospitality industry in the same way Uber has pounced on the taxi trade?

Founded by designers Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and their tech-savvy pal, Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008, Airbnb is the online community marketplace that enables homeowners to rent out a room, or their entire home, to independent travelers and has grabbed the lion’s share of the lucrative short-term apartment rental market worldwide. Why Airbnb does short term holiday lets so well…

Have you stayed in an Airbnb holiday apartment lately?  From airbeds to castles… The blue oceanstrategy in a shared economy in a new age! Gina Baksa finds out… Airbnb’s revenue in 2013 was a staggering $250 million, and with more than 10 million nights booked to date, the hotel industry is feeling the heat. No longer an edgy upstart, Airbnb is now a force to be reckoned with. Fancy a night in a castle? Check. Your own island in Fiji? It’s yours. An aeroplane? Climb aboard. Cash rich baby boomers with influence and purchasing power are collecting these unique experiences to impress their friends, share on social networks, and add to treasured memories. Eschewing stuffy impersonal hotel rooms, travelers across all demographics are increasingly choosing to experience unique apartments, houses, boats and even tree houses on their vacations. This group has huge influence and purchasing power – and most importantly, they are social network savvy. They like to share their good – and their bad experiences. Such is Airbnb’s reach and financial muscle, it makes a booking every two minutes and the company is reportedly worth an estimated 10 billion dollars – more than all the world’s hotels groups bar the top four. Growth due – in part – to last year’s cash injection from TPG Capital and other private equity firms. Quick to adapt to current trends, online hotel booking sites such as booking.com are already featuring short-term holiday rentals alongside its hotel and flight

Certainly Airbnb brings in cash to local infrastructure – restaurants, bars, museums and retail – and it creates jobs: 200 new positions are earmarked in Dublin this year alone. But what about occupancy taxes to local authorities? Tax which hotels are forced to pay. Considering its listing base now runs into the hundreds of thousands, the fact most Airbnb users contribute no local taxes in the cities they stay in has created a significant profit margin for buyers, sellers and Airbnb bosses. And angered many hoteliers who are demanding more stringent regulation. Civic authorities in San Francisco only made Airbnb legal last year via its Airbnb Law and forced Airbnb to charge users 14% tax to bring it in line with the city’s hotel tax legislation, while New York authorities have come down heavy on multiple rentals from a single user – calling them ‘illegal hotels’ and demanding regulation and payment of taxes. And what of market share? Airbnb’s listings are doubling each year – and could well become the world’s largest ‘hotel’ group by the end of next year, beating IHG and Hilton. At the upper end – the Hiltons, Marriott and Crowne Plazas – will continue to attract their core luxury and business clients, but many corporate expense accounts are now listing Airbnb usage. Yet the top dogs remain bullish: Christopher Norton, EVP of global product and operations at the Four Seasons dismissed Airbnb with a single soundbite: “Our guests don’t want the Airbnb feel and scent… [they expect] a level of service that is different, more sophisticated, detailed, and skillful.” Some brands such as the Marriott are feeling the Airbnb wolf at their door and investing in upgrading their boutique chains – partnering with designer Ian Schrager to help attract a different clientele. At the budget end of the hotel chain, however, it’s a different story, according to a recent study from Boston University that claims Airbnb has been taking around 5% business from budget hotels in areas with successful penetration. And in a recent Economist interview, president of New York’s Apple Core Hotels, Vijay Dandapani, admitted that: “We had continued growth until Airbnb. There are some hotels here who are like ostriches and have their buried in the sand, but I am of the view that this is a full-blown threat.’’ Around 80% of listings in New York are priced at $200 per night, often less, which means that the city’s hotels are losing potentially one million room nights a year. Airbnb is now looking at long-term rentals and nibbling at the heels of serviced apartments – one category that thought it was safe from attack. The company’s hire of hotel guru Chip Conley as global head of hospitality (he founded boutique hotel group Joie de Vivre) means Airbnb is going full guns – perhaps to snare more the lucrative business and luxury market. Bruges Airbnb holiday rentals Bruges Airbnb holiday rentals In Bruges, many homeowners are letting out their rooms and apartments via Airbnb, asking up to £167 a night for a four-bedroom apartment overlooking Sint-Annerei. Others are using Airbnb guests to funnel their inspired business model of buying up old historic apartments to refurbish and rent out – an example being White Rooms Bruges, which showcases the talents of interior designer, Natalie Haegeman. And even chocolatiers Spegelaere has refurbished an apartment specifically for the Bruges short-term holiday rental market at sweetchocolatedreams.be. Has Airbnb impacted the hotel market in Bruges? Apparently not, according to one top hotelier I spoke to, who seemed almost put out that I could suggest such a thing. The city’s top hotels probably won’t notice a drop in bookings due to Airbnb, but at the lower end of the scale, tired and run-down B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in Bruges will go out of business, unless they revamp and re-think their business models. Many solo travelers, couples, families and business people now want a more unique experience when they visit a new city; accommodation that is homely yet sophisticated. So if you’re looking for a different way to experience Bruges this year, then check out Airbnb’s holiday rentals in Bruges.

 

Gina Baksi

www.white-rooms.be

 

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

 

 

Bruges goes classic

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Canals and cobblestones make medieval Bruges the Venice of the North. Here you can find great cuisine, nice architecture and contemporary and medieval art. The medieval splendour of Bruges makes it a popular destination for many a culture vulture as well as those just looking for a great city break in a fascinating town.

Coming months Bruges becomes even more colourfull because many shops took the challenge to do a transformation into “Classic shop”.

Visit the shops who will attend.

Leeloo (St-jakobsstraat 19, 8000 Brugge)
Meire (Geldmuntstraat 6, 8000 Brugge)
In Fine (Hoogstraat 38, 8000 Brugge)
Lingerie Anais (Langestraat 10, 8000 Brugge)
De Kobbe Tweedehands kledij (Langestraat 12, 8000 Brugge)
Shoerecrafting (Langestraat 13, 8000 Brugge)
Living Stone Shop (Langestraat 22, 8000 Brugge)
De Leeuwenbrug (Langestraat 63, 8000 Brugge)
Den Elder Collectior Shop (Langestraat 84, 8000 Brugge)
No nonsens Foodbar (Langestraat 81, 8000 Brugge)
Sue Ryder Tweedehands kedij/boeken (Langestraat 181/185, 8000 Brugge)
Original Shoes (Noordzandstraat 15, 8000 Brugge)
Shoenen Danneels (Gistelsesteenweg 12, 8200 Brugge)
Boekhandel De Reyghere bvba (Markt 12, 8000 Brugge)
IB Lichtateljee (Torhoutse Steenweg 45, 8200 Brugge)
Diamanthuis (Katelijnestraat 43, 8000 Brugge)
De Schacht (Katelijnestraat 49, 8000 Brugge)
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