Archive for May, 2008
Cook & Book

Cook & Book

Posted 29 May 2008 | By | Categories: Restaurant | 1 Comment

Cook & Book is an amazing new concept of nine very classy bookshops all grouped together where each runs its own specific theme. The novelty is that they are at the same time restaurants where one could come for a simple drink or enjoy a full meal while browsing for his favorite books. There are […]

stoemp avec saucisse

stoemp avec saucisse

Posted 27 May 2008 | By | Categories: Belgian specialties | No Comments

Stoemp avec saucisse or in English Stoemp with sausages is a Traditional Belgian dish made of mashed potato mixed with vegetables (the Stoemp portion) and served in this case with Belgian sausages. Quite a few different variations exist as it could be served with many kids of meat: Chicken, Duck, Rabbit, Carbonnade, steak, Pork cutlet […]

Brussels Jazz Marathon 2008

Posted 26 May 2008 | By | Categories: Cultural event | 8 Comments

The Brussels Jazz Marathon 2008 just ended this week-end for its 13th consecutive edition. 125 concerts were spread out from Friday to Sunday through outdoor stages for the biggest venues and the remaining larger portion indoors of around 50 bars, pubs and cafés of Brussels. And best of All it’s once again 100% FREE… Here […]

Cafe Metropole

Posted 23 May 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | No Comments

The Café Metropole is the bar and restaurant of the prestigious Hotel of the same name. Superbly decorated it is the last 19th century French Renaissance-style Hotel to have survived in Brussels. The magnificent terrace is heated during the winter but it’s inside that you can really experience the luxurious decor. Location: View Larger Map […]

Pavillon du Bonheur Provisoire

Posted 22 May 2008 | By | Categories: Art | 1 Comment

The Pavillon du Bonheur Provisoire is 600 meters cube temporary building that’s entirely made out of empty Jupiler cases of beer, 33 000 to be exact. The Pavilion of Temporary Happiness is an extension of the Atomium’s Expo 58 and holds an exhibition about the history of the World’s Fairs. Location: View Larger Map Before […]

Atomium Expo 58

Posted 21 May 2008 | By | Categories: Architecture | 6 Comments

On April 17th 1958, under a grey sky, Expo 58 opens its doors to visitors for a period of six months. By staging this prestigious exhibition, Belgium wants to show its know-how in such varied fields as atomic energy, metallurgy, urbanism and transport. The Atomium, spectacular symbol of the atomic age is the sole survivor […]

Quick et Flupke

Posted 20 May 2008 | By | Categories: urban art | No Comments

The Quick & Flupke mural is located at 195 Rue Haute, 1000 Brussels. Quick et Flupke is another comic strip created by famous writer Hergé about two young boy and their adventures in the streets of Brussels. The two kids always seem to inadvertently wreak havoc and perpetually get into trouble with the neighborhood and […]

A l’Imaige Nostre-Dame

A l’Imaige Nostre-Dame

Posted 18 May 2008 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | 4 Comments

Like most well kept secrets A l’Imaige Nostre-Dame is not easy to find and one would need to be really lucky to simply stumble into it. Located at the end of a long and narrow alleyway it is one of the oldest cafés of Brussels. Having a unique and authentic feeling to it, this pub […]

Parc de Woluwe

Posted 16 May 2008 | By | Categories: Parks | No Comments

Remarkably well preserved the 186 acres strong Parc de Woluwe is a bowl of fresh air just 10 minutes outside of the city center. The Woluwe Park was Built between 1895 and 1899 by a Frenchman named Laîné under the orders of King Leopold II who had envisioned an English style park made out of […]

fete de l’Iris hosted by Piknik Elektronik

Posted 16 May 2008 | By | Categories: Cultural event | No Comments

Another Cool event nearby the main concert stage was the Piknik Elektronik at Place Du Musée (just next to the Mont des Arts) which featured from noon until 22:00 a set of DJ’s playing electronic music. All this was setup around 800 square meters of green grass lawn recreating a park/festival rave atmosphere. Location: View […]

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