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Discover Benelux  |  Golf Destinations / Theatre of the Month  |  Belgium

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A golfer’s paradise Vero Golf is the specialist store for everything you need for golf in Belgium. Providing professional service, second-hand and new golf equipment and a repair service, this 300-square-metre shop has been the go-to golf centre for players and admirers of the sport for over 20 years. It was in 1996 that Veronique Van Moer opened her shop in Reet, near Antwerp. First focusing on second-hand golf equipment, Vero Golf quickly transformed into a haven for all things golf and nowadays sells everything from clubs,

TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK  |  PHOTOS: VERO GOLF

to accessories, to various types of clothing (including from the beloved brand PING). Fitting for custom-made clubs, repair or adjustment of your existing clubs, rebooting your golf equipment… all is possible with professional advice. “When I started in 1996, everyone called me crazy for opening up a store with secondhand materials,” Veronique starts. “Back then, buying something second-hand was still taboo. I guess I proved them wrong,” she laughs. Being a top golfer herself - she once was among the top ten female golfers in Belgium - Vero is widely seen as an expert on

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the sport and offers her customers the best personal and professional service. Nowadays, Vero Golf counts two stores: alongside the large store in Reet, Van Moer helms the Proshop at the golf club of De Wijnvelden. “My clientele? Everyone! From professional golf players, to amateurs, to first-time golfers. From two to 100 years old, golfing is for everyone,” Veronique concludes. For more information, please visit www.verogolf.be

TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK

deSingel: uniting the arts Protector of quality, home of international greatness, breeding ground for artistic creation: deSingel has many faces. This internationally renowned centre for the arts in Antwerp continuously underlines its renowned reputation as a haven for quality by presenting well-known international productions alongside inventive emerging acts. deSingel is an international arts centre that focuses on contemporary works of theatre, dance, music and architecture. Led by artistic director Jerry Aerts, the theatre has earned its name as one of the most important artistic platforms in Flanders since its opening in 1980, offering (multilingual) shows hallmarked by a constant relevance and ability to surprise and move. With a new cultural season opening in September, autumn 2017 will see a long list of engaging acts. In October, theatre director Robert Wilson and British singer-songwriter Anna Calvi

will together turn the stage into a dark fairy tale accompanied by a musical rock ballad carrying poetic lyrics. “An internationally renowned director alongside a contemporary singersongwriter: it is a performance perfectly hallmarking deSingel’s philosophy,” Aerts explains. “deSingel provides accessibility to all sorts of audiences and a programming that cultivates and engages everyone.” Other listings for the new season include an architectural exhibition from monk and architect Dom Hans van der Laan, a dance produc-

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tion featuring choreographer Jan Martens, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The latter will be hosted in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in central Antwerp rather than in deSingel’s iconic Blue Hall, as part of the theatre’s expansion of its symphonic offering. “Our symphony concerts comprise a top selection that you only encounter in the world’s largest and most prestigious concert halls,” Aerts concludes. Web: www.desingel.be

Photo: © Lucie Jansch

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Discover Benelux, Issue 45, September 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 45, September 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.