Steps from L’Athenée, STAM is a authentic Brussels bar situated on a pleasant little square, overlooked by the old, slightly battered buildings which feature in this part of Ixelles. When we are in the area, we love going there to have a beer in the evening.

Le Cercueil

Le Cercueil is French for ‘coffin’ and the name of one of Brussels’ quirkiest bars situated just off Grand Place. The façade featuring a skeleton on a broom already hints that there’s something weird to be discovered here. Feeling intrigued? Walk in through the dark and somewhat creepy corridor le...

Bistro-bar Voisin at Chatelain

A newcomer in the Chatelain hood! As the little brother of the established restaurant Djo which focuses on dishes to share, the bistro-bar Voisin specializes in exquisite pasta dishes, hence their slogan ‘the place to pasta your time’. We quickly headed over to take a look (and a bite)!

An abundant brunch at La Fabbrica

Situated in the impressive Tour & Taxis building, La Fabbrica is a family-friendly brunch spot along the Brussels canal. Whereas brunches are often very expensive for a relatively limited amount of food, this doesn’t apply to the abundant buffet of La Fabbrica. The dishes were original, fresh and...

The best spots to watch the Laeken Firework Spectacular

Has a new tradition started? Let's hope so! This Summer, the third edition of the Laeken Firework Spectacular (or 'Feux de Laeken' in French) is taking place next to the Atomium on the Heysel Plateau. This means that for five Fridays in a row, a spectacular show will light up the Brussels sky and let the Atomium shine! While waiting for the fireworks, you can enjoy food trucks, musical performances and other child-friendly activities.


The Brussels city hall has received a floral facelift on the occasion of Flowertime, a biennial event that alternates with the world-famous flower carpet on Grand Place. For this event, Belgian and international florists adorn the Brussels city hall with impressive floral creations. As the city...

Citizen Lights

While Brussels is having its Bright Brussels Light Festival, the commune of Schaerbeek is hosting a similar event called Citizen Lights. This festival is much smaller, but the main attraction -a giant mechanic doll- is really impressive and worth the visit. And as there are hardly no tourists arou...

Dolmens and menhirs in Wéris

Elected as one of the prettiest villages of Wallonia, Wéris is especially famous for its megalithic monuments. At 9 kilometers from Durbuy, it’s worth making a detour to Wéris to stroll through its picturesque historical center, hike through the surrounding woods or enjoy a dolmen beer.

A day at the Eau d'Heure lakes

At the end of Spring, we were invited by Wallonie Belgique Tourisme to discover ‘Wallonie – Terre d’Eau’, a touristic program that underlines the natural beauty of the southern part of the country characterized by an abundance of lakes, rivers, brooks… And rain. The theme was pretty obvious after...