Vincent Verbeeck from Lier introduces Kasserol, the catering business he set up with his family
Brussels Design Market, the largest vintage market in Europe, includes more than 100 exhibitors from across Europe and focuses on 20th-century furniture and objects from the 20th-century.
You might not realise it, but Brussels is home to a significant number of beekeepers. As well as harvesting nectar, bees also collect pollen from Brussels’ flower stock, which means they can help offer a picture of the extent of pollution in the capital.
Deep in the Ardennes, close to the French border, lies Bouillon, an ancient town in a forested valley prized for its hilltop castle soaring over a serpentine river. It’s easily walkable, if sometimes steep, on a day trip.
I travelled a lot in Europe, working for an IT company in Latvia that did work for hotels and travel agencies. I was disappointed that valuable information about things such as good restaurants or upcoming events wasn’t well communicated by hosts or receptionists.
Much has changed in the 200 years since Englishman John Cockerill established his engineering and manufacturing company in Seraing, taking over the former palace of the Bishop-Princes of Liège in 1817.