Discover Benelux | Contents
Contents MARCH 2016
COVER FEATURE 30 Danielle van Grondelle
28 Celebrate in Nijmegen Located along the river Waal, Nijmegen has attracted visitors for centuries. Find out how the ancient and the modern collide in the Netherlands’ oldest city.
The curvy Danielle van Grondelle goes right against the fashion industry’s skinny beauty ideal. As the Netherlands’ most successful plus-size model, she proves that true beauty comes in all sizes.
FEATURES 64 Restaurant of the month, Belgium
Combining a restaurant, oyster bar, lounge and club in central Brussels, Belga Queen offers top quality Belgian fare with a modern twist in an original setting.
19 Burgundian Flair in ‘s-Hertogenbosch Enjoy the hospitality and joie de vivre of Den Bosch. The Dutch city has a versatile historical centre, many museums and exceptional heritage sites. PLUS: 500 years of Hieronymus Bosch,
34 Belgian Brewery Guide 2016
If there is one thing Belgium excels at, it is brewing powerful, flavoursome beers. Learn about the best sour lambics, fruity krieks and hoppy triples in this brewery special.
44 Historical Heritage: Castles & Estates
The Benelux counts numerous magnificent castles and country houses. In this theme we highlight some of the most striking, beautiful and mysterious examples.
MINI SPECIALS 10
Capital of Culture: Mons Last year’s celebrations gave Mons a true boost. Experience how this culturally-rich city in Wallonia has transformed itself into a tourist hotspot.
The Luxembourg Ardennes are marked by their endless forests, deep valleys and charming villages. Read why you should visit the rural north of the Grand Duchy.
Company profiles, regulars and more
This month, we feature two exceptional Luxembourg businesses: Naturhome is a specialist in constructing modern, wooden homes and Private Consulting Luxembourg helps businesses excel. PLUS: Business calendar, page 63
DON’T MISS 6 Fashion Picks | 8 Desirable Designs 71 Out & About | 74 Columns
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Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.