Sunday, May 16, 2021

Things To Do in Belgium

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  • Mons International Love Film Festival : annual film festival (February)
  • Ritual Ducasse de Mons: Doudou is the popular name of a week of collective rejoicing that takes place every year on Trinity weekend in Mons. There are four key moments: The descent from the sanctuary, the procession, the ascent of the golden chariot and the battle known as the Battle of Lumeçon (Trinity Sunday).
  • Ethias Tennis Trophy: one of the best challenges in the world! (October / Mons)
  • Ommegang: a parade in Brussels celebrating the beginning of the reign of Charles V of Habsburg. It takes place in the magnificent cityscape of the Grand Place and includes thousands of waterfalls in period costumes.
  • Zinneke Parade: the annual celebration of the spirit of Brussels – the theme changes every year and includes costumes and floats made by volunteers and locals.
  • DOCVILLE – International Documentary Film Festival, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven, +32-16-320300 International documentary film festival in early May, with national and international competition in the city of Leuven. The selected films focus on cinematography. 4,50-6 €.
  • CarnivalBinche. For three days in February, the town of Binche is transformed into the 16th century for one of the most fantastic festivals of the year. The highlight of this event is the appearance of the Gilles in the Grand Place, who throw oranges at the spectators. This infamous festival with its famous Gilles has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • The Atomium, built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair (Expo ’58), is a 102-metre high representation of an atomic unit cell. More precisely, it is the symbol of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Nine steel spheres with a diameter of 16 metres are connected by tubes to 32-metre-long escalators.
  • GentseFeesten. 2nd half of July. Huge ten-day street festival in the historic city centre of Ghent. Europe’s largest street festival, with theatre, music of all kinds, techno nights, etc. – Gentse Feesten
  • 24 hours by bike, Louvain-La-Neuve Louvain-La-Neuve is located in Wallonia, not far from Brussels. It is a small pedestrian town founded in the 60s for French-speaking students. Every year in October, they organise a cycling competition. In fact, the course is an excuse to enjoy the event . And to drink beer. This festival is one of the most important beer consumption in the whole of Europe.
  • Belgian Beer Tour Belgian Beer Tour is a tour operator specialising in visits to Belgian breweries. It offers beer lovers an ideal opportunity to visit their favourite breweries and discover new ones. The tours cover a wide range of beers and are aimed at connoisseurs and beer lovers alike.
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven, +32-16-320300 International short film festival with many foreign guests and directors. It focuses on the best Flemish and European short films. 4,50-6 €.
  • TomorrowLand, De Schorre, Boom.
  • FlowercorsoLoenhout, Loenhout centre. One of the largest flower corsos in Belgium. Entitled Royal Corso, their themed floats and floats are completely covered in flowers and can reach 80 feet in length. Every year, beginning of September, 2 to 8 €.
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