Elections in Belgium can seem pretty complicated, especially for expats who might struggle with the language barrier. In this post, we’ll give you a taste of how the Belgian political system works, and show you how/if you can vote.
Every 6 years there are municipal and provincial (i.e. East Flanders) elections
For anyone who likes to go to (rock) concerts or anyone who is playing in a band and is looking for a nice place to play at, this article might be just right for you. These are my 10 favourite concert venues in Gent for a good (rock) concert...
Sometimes you can get a bit bored by all the tourist highlights in a city. Sure, the Gravensteen and St. Bavo's Cathedral are nice. But let's dig a bit deeper and explore the places only locals know about. Our friends from Spotted by Locals made a 24-hours guide to the city,
We all know that the city of Gent is a hotspot for everything trendy. Geeky and out of the ordinary initiatives tend to do well in our beloved city. The same is true for tabletop gaming. And no, we're not talking about Monopoly, Clue, or Risk. We're talking about modern
The sun gods were certainly shining on the Tequila & Mezcal Fest Benelux, held for the first time in Gent from 14-15 October 2017. The two day festival certainly achieved its aim to bring tequila and mezcal lovers together. Many brands showcased their products alongside artisanal Mexican stands. 1952
When I moved to Ghent, I had my goals all sorted out. Step number one – find a comprehensive stationery store. Check. Step number two – locate a well-stocked-yet-off-the-beaten-track spice shop. Checkity check. Step number three – find a bookstore that will quench my never-ending thirst for English classics, fantasy
As carnival season approaches, we take a look at Aalst – only a short trip away from Ghent – to see what there is to see, do, taste and how to party at the famous Carnaval!
A short train ride or car journey from Gent lies Aalst (Alost in French) –
Winter. That time of year that brings about profound existential questions like “Why are my feet still cold with three layers of winter socks?”. Yes, it’s definitely here, and there’s little we can do to escape the cold (pun intended), hard truth that the weather in Belgium can inevitably get
Tourism to Gent is booming as more people discover that there is more to Belgium than just Brussels and Bruges. Gent's popularity will come as no surprise to expats who live here.
There is something for everyone in this medieval city, and as friends and family take advantage of a free
The 2nd annual festival called Zondag Vosdag was held last Sunday on the 28th of November. It paid tribute to Luc De Vos, the prolific writer and lead singer of the Belgian group Gorky/Gorki. 600