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Tintin Rally will be back for third year

The Tintin Magazine Rally: The must-see of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival is back! The Brussels Comic Strip Festival, which runs from 4-6 September 2015, is organising the Tintin Rally for the third year in a row. In what has become an essential weekend tradition, the race involving dozens of vintage vehicles will try to expand this year to an unprecedented field of more than 80 collector cars. This coming Sunday, 6 September, on the occasion of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, vintage vehicles found in Tintin Magazine from 1946 to 1988 will be invited to participate in the great Tintin Rally. After a journey of about one hundred kilometres and a stop at the Hergé Museum, these cars seemingly driven straight off the pages of Tintin Magazine will arrive in Brussels from 2:00 PM. The

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Come join the epic Battle of Waterloo! Again!!

From 18 to 20 June 2015, Waterloo, just 20km from Europe's capital, will offer a spectacular reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo, which was fought 200 years ago. Both now and then, Brussels was a strategic stopping point. For this reason the Brussels-Capital Region is proposing a welcome and special events for visitors to complement the events being held in Waterloo to reconstruct the battle that marked European history. All those who fought in the battle would have set foot in the European capital: from the Duke of Wellington to soldiers and wounded from both sides. In their wake were the first battlefield tourists, writers, journalists and political dissidents who also stopped there. To mark the occasion, Brussels will be going back to the time of the battle, with themed hotels,

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Love comics! Go Brussels!!

From 4 to 6 September 2015, Brussels Park (Parc de Bruxelles, Warandepark) will host the 6th edition of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival. Last year, the event attracted 100,000 visitors. This year the Brussels-Capital Region aims to continue with this success: the now-traditional activities will be back, along with new ones to win over curious audiences. For the whole weekend, there will be just one word in Brussels' speech bubble: comics! In marquees covering an area of 5000m², two times larger than in previous years, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival will welcome for the 6th time, true connoisseurs, established amateurs, families, curious visitors, and passers-by. At the Brussels Comic Strip Festival The Classics Fans of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival will be sati...

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Its ‘Flowertime’ in Brussels this August

Brussels and gardens, a long and beautiful love story. The best evidence of this is the great number of parks and spaces that fit perfectly into urban geography and offer inhabitants havens of tranquillity and relaxation. In parallel with the biannual Flower Carpet, that needs no introduction, VisitBrussels presents Flowertime 2015. Building on the success of the first edition of this new floral art event in Brussels, it has now decided to organise a second biannual event, that takes up residence during the summer at the very heart of European capital!  This year, the summer floral collection will be a master stroke. From 13 to 16 August 2015, the city centre will truly dazzle with plants: from the moment you arrive on the Grand-Place, the Italian garden will offer itself to you so you...

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Three-Day Celebration This Weekend for Pride

Three days, three themes, and tons of activities A three-day celebration will close out PrideFestival, which has been going strong since 1 May.  A whole bunch of activities are planned for 14-16 May in Brussels in honour of Pride.be’s 20th anniversary. The must-see PrideParade will be enhanced with three days of activities, nightlife, workshops, and guided tours celebrating the LGBT community.   14 May 2015, Gender@Pride: variations on gender “norms” Gender@Pride will be focusing on different approaches to gender(-identities). Via workshops, talks and even makeovers, groups of women, transvestites and transgender, intersex and queer people will be given the chance to offer their take on gender issues and introduce this world to the general public. Beursschouwburg wil

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Discover Brussels off the beaten track

Here is an opportunity to discover the off-the-beaten-track or hidden Brussels. The Fête de l’Iris/Irisfeest, which is celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Brussels-Capital Region on 9 and 10 May, will also feature Bruxelles Bienvenue/Welkom Brussel event. The activities will take place in the European capital. During this occasion, a party atmosphere will spread throughout the neighbourhoods of Brussels. Naturally, Palace Square concerts are on the agenda, but that’s not all. Rues en Fête, Bruxellois Non Peut-Etre, Food Truck Festival, and Bruxelles Bienvenue will join forces to transform these two days into a must-see weekend for the locals and tourists alike. Bruxelles Bienvenue/Welkom Brussel Thirty or so secret spots or which are usually closed to the public will host out-of-

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Brussels enjoys ‘Gallery Night in the City’

On Thursday, 23rd April galleries in Brussels opened their doors from 6-9pm as part of Gallery Night in the City. As in previous years, Art Brussels happily offered shuttle services to travel between galleries. Art Brussels is committed to the Brussels Galleries and therefore is also proud to support the Brussels Art Days, taking place from 11 to 13 September 2015.Brussels is a vibrant city where creativity and an innovative vision are going together. Brussels has it all: fashion, architecture, design... Contemporary art occupies an increasingly prominent role. The strengths of the European capital are- quality artists, numerous collectors, an international audience and great exhibition spaces. This caused a new wave of Belgian and international galleries to settle in Brussels ...

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Tram takes you from Europe to North America

Board this Tram to travel to North America from heart of Europe. Seems funny? No it sounds rather yummy!! Starting this week until 8 March 2015, the Tram Experience is offering you the chance to enjoy a two-hour trip in North America. For the first time, Brussels’ gourmet restaurant is delighted to be welcoming chefs from beyond Europe’s borders. Montreal, Puebla and Chicago: three cities, three chefs For its third season, which began last August, the Tram Experience is offering customers the chance to enjoy a gastronomic journey exploring some of the biggest foodie cities in the world. These cities, part of the Délice network of which Brussels is also a member, have sent their best chefs to give food-lovers a real treat for one year. So far, some of the best chefs in Eur...

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Celebrate the New Year in the heart of Europe

“Happy Brussels” is the meeting point for people from all around Europe to celebrate the New Year! happy.brussels invites all to enter the New Year full of happiness! An easy package at the friendly price of 45 euros offers all the magical ingredients for a perfect NY-start at once: access to a wide range of exciting parties as well as “must see” tourist attractions, shopping discounts in trendy fashion stores, drinks offered in a selection of charming bars and tips for sightseeing surrounded by the Christmas lights. Everything needed for a warm welcome and truly tremendous stay! Happy New Year in Brussels! City Wonders happy.brussels grants access to “must-see” tourist attractions such as Atomium, Cinéma Galeries. Moreover, it offers day and night walks through the renowned Grand

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