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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

Explore Ghent with the UitPAS card

UiTPAS card Stad Gent

It’s always a pleasure to enjoy many of the activities Ghent offers for adults and children: museums, theatre performances, sports, concerts and other exciting events. But did you know that with a special Out-in-Ghent card (UiTPAS) you can save points at each of them, and use the points to get

How to cook up a Japanese film festival

Tomoko Kaji copyright Natasa Ahacic

Last updated: 11th March, 2019 About 10 years ago, Tomoko Kaji found herself at the opening night of the budding Japan Square film festival in Ghent. Even though she had heard about the festival from her husband, renowned Japanologist and festival collaborator Luk Van Haute, she didn't know what to expect. She

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 in Gent 2018/2019

Fireworks, Stad Gent

Updated for 2018/2019! The holiday season can be tricky for expats: the 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

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

Autumn Gent Festival

OdeGand festival view in Ghent

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 the usually rainy Film Fest Gent is

Meet the Glocals: First Event Kicks Off

Meet the Glocals is a series of expat events in Ghent where newcomers meet more established expats and experts to talk about their burning issues. Organised by Community Gent, several rounds of the events will take place this year. Read on to learn all about them. TheSquare.Gent caught up with the

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