The Many Lights of Christmas
Updated for 2019!
On Friday, 6th December 2019, the most wonderful time of the year starts in Ghent officially: the time of the year when twinkling decorative lights bring some respite from the incessant darkness and the sound of Jingle Bells on loop in shops threatens to
If you thought that the festival season in Ghent finishes with the close of summer, you have obviously not been living here for long. Gentenaars do not let the seasons define their festival plans. Bridging the gap between the summer festive feeling and Christmas time, several festivals brighten up the
There is nothing like walking in a forest in autumn. The leaves turn all shades of brown, yellow and red, the sunlight takes on that warm glow, and all you want to do is shuffle your feet through the fallen leaves like a child.
While Flanders is not exactly famous for
If you thought that the music festival season in Ghent finishes with the close of summer, you have obviously not been living here for long. Gentenaars do not let the seasons define their festival plans. Bridging the gap between the summer festive feeling and the usually rainy Film Fest Gent
The time is right - in case you haven't noticed, the summer has officially begun. Finally, it is (almost) as hot as in Italy and we can properly enjoy a few scoops of ice cream to cool down after a full day of hard work. If you are a bit
It's summer time! While many escape to the south to relax by the sea (after travelling at a snail's pace on the Autoroute de Soleil with the rest of Belgium), you can enjoy that beach feeling at several open air swimming places in and around Ghent. Read on for where
Earn more on the side: flexi-job
Have you ever wanted to earn a bit more on the side, but did not wish to set yourself up as self-employed? The Flemish government offers a tax-free flexible employment scheme for occasional help in shops and food and drink establishments.
The advantages of flexi-jobs
If you are familiar with the Lithuanian expression 'as calm as a Belgian' and have ever wondered how that would look like, you can see it live at an unusual coastal heritage event - shrimp fishing from a horseback. This traditional type of coastal fishing is said to be the
Latest update: June 2019
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rommel, n : 1 mess, shambles: rommel maken make a mess
2 (ondeugdelijke waar) junk, rubbish, trash
rommelen, v : 1 rumble, roll: de donder rommelt in de verte - the thunder is rumbling in the distance
2 rummage: in zijn papieren rommelen - shuffle one's papers
(Van Dale dictionary)
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