Mayor Renaat Landuyt could well have had Colin Farrell’s inept assassin Ray in mind when he decided that the medieval city of Bruges should be a little more discerning about how it is portrayed on celluloid.
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Monday 09 September 2013
If Bruges is the grand old aunt of Belgium with its lace shops, quaint canals and quiet afternoons sipping tea in medieval squares, then Antwerp is surely the hip young cousin. Students in edgy fashions traverse the pedestrianised streets on vintage bicycles. Hipsters congregate at the city’s many concept stores or understated bars of bare wood and strong beer.
Thursday 05 September 2013
Friday 30 August 2013
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Delphine Boël, 45, wants a Brussels court to order Albert II and two of his three children to undergo blood tests to prove they are related
Wednesday 29 May 2013
The Dutchman takes over at Royal Antwerp
Monday 21 January 2013
Cardiff have signed Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Slice Of The City: Antwerp - Back in 1988, a group of young designers took London by storm. William Cook picks up the trail of the Antwerp Six
Saturday 21 August 2010
In a city as self-consciously chic and sleek as Antwerp, the term "boutique hotel" holds even more of a fervent grip on the popular imagination. Where other tourist destinations might be able to offer a certain level of boutiquerie simply with the introduction of a shearling rug or some chrome taps, a hostelry set in the heartland of fashionable minimalism has a bit more to live up to.
Something To Declare: Ferry to Flanders; expert Rome; music on the Danube; Italy's transport strikes
Saturday 13 February 2010
Friday 28 March 2008
Though often a controversial figure, the Flemish writer, director and graphic artist Hugo Claus was rarely overtly political. His sympathies were with the underdog, but he never descended to agitprop. Claus was the recipient of seven state prizes in Belgium and in 1986 was awarded the prestigious Prize for Dutch Literature. Harry Mulisch, the only other living writer in Dutch to be tipped for the Nobel Prize, called Claus "a great figure", while the poet Remco Campert described him as "the greatest writer of my generation".
Monday 19 May 2003
Sunday 05 January 2003
Wednesday 04 December 2002
Tuesday 08 October 2002
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