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Winter Sports in Ghent

Ice hockey Kristallijn Ghent

If you are coming from a country with a strong tradition in winter sports, the winter time in Belgium might seem like the most boring four months of the year. With no mountains in sight and rare snowfall, you could end up getting depressed while staring at the constantly grey

5 Places to Make You Lose Those Winter Blues

Botanical Gardens, Ghent © Mirna Pavlovic

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

New Year traditions and events in Gent

Fireworks, Stad Gent

The holiday season can be tricky for expats: this season is filled with traditions and as everyone is eager to relive their happy childhood moments, there is even more scope for misunderstanding than usual. After our introduction to Christmas traditions in Flanders, here is our handy guide to what you

Chilling by the pool

Blaarmeersen stad Gent

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

Horseback shrimp fishing at Koksijde

horseback shrimp fishing oostduinkerke

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

2019 summer festivals and events in Ghent

The summer holidays are coming up and here is a post dedicated to all kinds of summer festivals and events taking place in June, July and August 2019. There are many things you can do in Ghent during the summer. In this guide we’ll give you suggestions on festivals and

Treasure hunting at the rommelmarkt

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)   Rommel is a word that

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