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Ready to meet your childhood heroes? Brussels, Belgium, 4 – 6 September The Comics Festival in Brussels brings you the very best from the world of cartoons. Meet your childhood paper heroes for days full of celebrations and joy as the Belgian capital gets ready for a weekend full of parades, workshops and exhibitions (see page 88 for more). www.visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/comicsfestival.do World Port Days Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 4-6 September During the World Port Days visitors can get a glimpse behind the scenes of the largest harbour of Europe and its industrial area. This large, annual maritime event offers all kinds of activities such as ship tours, naval activities, demonstrations, seminars, excursions, exhibitions, music and fireworks. Find out just how addictive the maritime lifestyle can get. www.wereldhavendagen.nl A weekend to remember Brussels, Belgium, 4-6 September If you love beer, especially the strong and
flavoursome ones, this is the festival for you. At this year’s Belgian beer festival more than 30 small, medium and largesized Belgian breweries will present a selection of their best brands on the Grand Place. So if you wish to find out why so many people favour Belgian beer, now is your chance. www.belgianbrewers.be/en/events/belgian-beer-weekend-171 The Paris Autumn Festival Paris, France, 9 September – 31 December Each year the Paris Autumn Festival embraces the many contemporary art forms with over 40 events taking place across the city. Experience anything from theatre performances to visual art, dance and cinema. Escape the chilly autumn months by immersing yourself in artistic tales and visions, all nicely located within the French capital. www.festival-automne.com The food truck festival The Hague, the Netherlands, 10 September Get ready for the arrival of the minivans in
Westbroekpark in The Hague, brimming with mouth-watering food, live music, theatre and entertainment. With anything from street food to sustainable organic dishes, the food truck festival TREK has something for every taste, making it the perfect open-air restaurant for foodies. Drop by for a bite, entrance is free! www.festival-trek.nl If you love design, you will love this! Brussels, Belgium, 10 – 30 September Discover the Belgian and international design scene at this year’s design month in Brussels. To celebrate their ten-year anniversary, more than 100 design events will take place, featuring a wide range of contemporary projects and events, perfect for industry professionals and consumers alike. So if you lack a bit of inspiration for your home, office or garden, now is the best time to visit Brussels. www.designseptember.be Prince’s Day Hague, the Netherlands, 15 September On Prince’s Day the Dutch King delivers his so-called King’s Speech in The Hague to mark the start of a new year of parliament,
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