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Contents SEPTEMBER 2017
COVER FEATURE 48 Lara Stone
52 The Best of Bruges With its dreamy canals, pretty cobbled lanes
Our cover star this month is Dutch super-
and charming market squares, the medieval
model Lara Stone, who grew up in Mierlo, in
town of Bruges is like a fairy tale come true.
the Southern Netherlands. Having enjoyed
We present our top picks in the so-called
more than a decade at the top of her game,
‘Venice of the North’.
the 33-year-old remains one of the most in-demand faces in fashion. In this relaxed and
64 South of the Netherlands Highlights
refreshingly honest interview, she discusses
From cosy historic towns to stunning scenery,
everything from selfies to her trademark pout.
not to mention vibrant cities such as Eindhoven and Tilburg, the South of the Nether-
lands has its own unique flavour. We hone in on some of our favourite Southern spots.
10 Benelux Business Special We showcase the Benelux firms you need to know about in fields ranging from law and recruitment to ICT. Meanwhile, do not miss our
FEATURES 74 Michaelina Wautier
exclusive interview with Carlo Thelen, director
We explore the fascinating story of the forgot-
general and chief economist of the Luxem-
ten Flemish artist Michaelina Wautier, whose
bourg Chamber of Commerce.
work will be the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp.
22 The must-do guide to the Netherlands From art and culture highlights to historical
94 Benelux Beats
hotspots, our huge guide to tourism in the
Discover Benelux catches up with Belgian
Netherlands proves there is no better desti-
singer Billie, who is fast becoming the darling
nation for a jam-packed autumn break. Start
of the Benelux pop scene.
planning your trip here!
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