Life in (and around) Brussels…

Random tips on things to do and places to go in Brussels and beyond

About

So what’s in this blog?
Just some random tips and
ideas of things to do and places to go in Brussels and its “surroundings”, using a broad definition of the term, i.e., Paris, London, Amsterdam, and pretty much any city that can be easily reached by train or plane from Brussels!

Feedback and requests
Your feedback and comments are most welcome. Questions about things to do and places to see and to go eat, drink, etc. in Brussels and beyond? Just post them and I will try to respond either with a comment or a relevant post.

27 thoughts on “About

  1. Este blog é uma super boa idea e o conteudo é muito util para quem vem quer visitar bxl mas também para quem vive aqui… vai torner a ser a minha nova Biblia 🙂 Beijinhos!

  2. now this is really good to know of 🙂
    great to discover i am not the only one!

  3. I like your blog a lot. I linked it on my page. I’ll be back again! 🙂 Ciao…

  4. Great blog! Thanks for all the tips!

  5. Thanks for the great tips! I’ll be adding this to my blogroll!

  6. Great information thanks so much! My husband and I have been living in Brussels for 2 years now and still did not know about some these places. Excited to learn more about Brussels…

  7. Thanks! I only post every so often about some of the places and things I hear about or go to, so if you ever have any questions or need any specific recommendations, feel free to ask!

  8. Hi, your blog is a great source of information and we were lucky to find it while doing our Brussels pre-departure research last summer.
    Anyway, we recently posted a a Report from our trip to Brussels (http://www.bookstoreguide.org/2008/09/report-from-brussels.html), which describes our impressions of the local anglophone bookstore scene. We thought that you may find the article interesting for your readers as well. If you like it, you’re more than welcome to add a link and use any parts of the article in your blog.

    Cheers,

    Ivan & Sonja

  9. This is great content. Most of the “BXL knowledge” sites out there are either full of guff or else the info is totally obsolete.

    I could have done with finding your site a few months ago when we first arrived here, rather than stumbling upon it only now and almost by chance, but it’s really welcome anyway!

    Thank you!

    Mike

  10. would you like to exchange site links?

    i write about brussels, from an expats pov.

  11. Dear Sir/Madam:

    I am writing to ask if you would consider posting a link and description of our expat Halloween party (http://www.halloweenbrussels.com) on your blog.

    We think it will be of interest to your readers.

    With best regards,

    Kevin

  12. Hello, we like your blog. Would you like to exchange site links? We are expats writing about life in Belgium.

    http://www.charliestribe.com/blog.asp

  13. hehe well i guess someone is making a contest about gastronomy pictures and showing the world how well you eat to make them hungry huh? 😉

  14. Hey

    We hebben gisteren een nieuwe campagne opgestart voor Bongo.be. Ik zag dat je hiervan een item hebt op de website. Mocht je de links in dit artikel via ons
    zou laten lopen, kan je hier nog een centje aan bijverdienen.

    Ik weet niet of je het hele concept kent, maar hieronder volgt alvast wat meer informatie:

    Hoe gaat het in zijn werk?
    – schrijf u gratis in op http://www.tradetracker.com/be/publisher/register?campaignID=3904&hash=be94bc58d892114dce504d676cd373ca
    – na goedkeuring meldt u zich aan voor een affiliate-programma naar keuze
    – selecteer het promotiemateriaal van uw keuze
    – wij houden het aantal impressies/clicks/leads/sales voor u bij – dit is eenvoudig op te volgen als affiliate

    Wat zijn de voordelen?
    – het gebruik van het programma is volledig gratis – no cure no pay
    – heel overzichtelijke gebruikersinterface
    – constante aanvoer van nieuwe adverteerders en dus nieuwe campagnemogelijkheden
    – goede supportdesk die u steeds kan helpen bij vragen of problemen

    Ik zou zeggen: meldt u aan, neem eens een kijkje en mocht u zelf nog vragen of opmerkingen hebben, geef me dan gerust een seintje!

  15. Hi, interesting blog. Any chance you could mention mine, either in a post or in your list of Blogs in Belgium?
    Thanks
    http://www.discoveringbelgium.com

  16. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.st wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

  17. This design is spThis design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!ectacular! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  18. Hello,

    My name is Lyris Lyssens and am currently working to organise the Accessible Art Fair to be held 21st-23rd September at the prestigious Conrad Hotel in Brussels.
    Accessible Art Fair is an event where we invite 50 international artists to expose their art work where visitors can explore and buy their pieces.
    We find that your website Life in and qround Brussels would be a great platform in which we can promote our event.
    If you would like to sample the works of some of our artists on your website please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Below are the links to our website where you can find our press release and our participating artists pages:

    Brussels Accessible Art Fair: http://www.accessibleartfair.com/brussels/en/upcoming-events/

    Participating Arists: http://www.accessibleartfair.com/brussels/en/participating-artists/

    Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Lyris Lyssens
    Intern, Brussels Accessible Art Fair

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  20. Good afternoon! I work for http://belgium.beertourism.com/. We love your site and wondered if we can speak to you about some writing and posting ideas? Please email me if so. Thanks!

  21. Hi,

    My name is Joy, I work at the Théâtre de la Toison d’Or, in Brussels.
    Starting the 21st of January, we will have a new type of evenings in English called Fun, Food & Acting (FFAct). Those evenings will be about humour, interactivity and good food. I thought it could interest you

    You can have more information on http://www.ffact.be
    if you’re not interested I apologise for the bother.

    Kind regards and happy 2014 !

    Joy Jouret

  22. Hello,

    I’m the press officer of the TTO theatre in Brussels.
    I am contacting you because we have recently launched a new concept called Fun evenings , FOOD & Acting pourrraient which I think will interest you .
    These evenings are held in English and are intended, primarily , for expats and english speaking persons in Brussels.
    Thinking that food is a unifying element , regardless of culture or origin, we would like to make it an important element of our new evenings.
    If the concept interests you, you can contact me for more information.
    I also invite you to visit our site, http://www.ffact.be to see the menu that we offer.
    This Feb. 25 , we welcome a French show, ” How to become Parisian ion one hour ? ”
    On 25 March, we will welcome Carlo De Pascale for a funny lesson of Italian cooking and a recipe performed live on stage.
    Waiting for your response , I stay at your disposal .

    Joy Jouret
    0498 63 85 62
    info@ffact.be
    http://www.ffact.be

  23. Only four days to go before the Early Birds campagne at La Monnaie comes to an end. Hurry, because this action is limited in time and space because we sell a certain amount of seats at 10% reduction of the total price for Shell Shock, Medúlla and Creation 2015. These three extraordinary projects combine Nick Cave’s texts for Shell Shock, Björk’s music for Medúlla, the first intergenerational project in La Monnaie and the music of Brian Eno for the new dance performance of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Welcome!

    La Monnaie Opera House Brussels

    http://www.lamonnaie.be/earlybirds

  24. Good Morning,

    The 2nd #BxlFF (Brussels Food Blogger) event is being hosted on 21st June 2014 in Brussels… We can’t find an email address for you… but are hoping you will be joining us!

    Tickets are still available => http://brusselsfoodfriends.be/events/2nd-bxlff-event-saturday-21st-june-2014/

    email: brusselsfoodfriends@gmail.com for more details

  25. Hi, nice blog! I thought you might be interested to know about our concert on 18 October – fantastic classical music performed by our international group of excellent singers:
    Rossini: Petite messe solennelle
    Saturday, 18 October 2014
    http://www.bachwerk.be

  26. hi! your blog is very nice. i live outside of Belgium and would like to send a gift to a friend in Brussels. any suggestions?
    i thought of sending something from the patisserie Yasushi Sasaki. do you know if they home deliver? since, they probably don’t do you know of some delivery service i can use for this kind of thing?
    thanks, lital

    • Try calling Yasushi Sasaki… You never know. Since Brussels is small, if it’s not too far, they might deliver. I know Wittamer delivers within Brussels for a fee. Marcolini does as well and you can shop online.

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