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Dickens Festijn 2016. Photo: Ronald Hissink

Medieval Christmas Market 8 – 17 December Dudelange, Luxembourg If you are looking for a real traditional Christmas market, look no further. The market in Dudelange evokes a medieval village and boasts traditional chalets, stands with great Christmas gifts, concerts, and animation for the kids. www.dudelange.lu

Het Keringhuis Month of December Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands The Dutch have a long history of battling the North Sea and have become masters in arming themselves against high tides and unruly northwestern storms. The Keringhuis shows how the Netherlands still manages to keep its feet dry through an interactive exhibition and an impressive visit to the Maeslantkering. www.keringhuis.nl

Winter in Antwerp 9 December – 7 January 2018 Antwerp, Belgium Of course Antwerp is always beautiful, but it will be extra wonderful during December, when parts of the city look like a magical winter wonderland. Expect Christmas markets, various attractions, an ice-rink, and lots of wintery surprises. www.winterinantwerpen.be

Still from Loving Vincent at Noordbrabants Museum. Photo: Loving Vincent

Islam, it’s also our history! Until 21 January 2018 Brussels, Belgium The exhibition Islam, It’s also our history! at Brussels’ Bâtiment Vanderborght tells the story of the long relationship between Europe and Muslim civilisation on European soil. The exhibition has one clear goal: helping European Muslims and non-Muslims to better understand their many common cultural roots. www.expo-islam.be

Candlelight Gouda 15 December Gouda, the Netherlands Gouda by Candlelight, known as Gouda by Kaarslicht or more colloquially as Kaarsjesa-

vond (Candlelight), is a famous annual Christmas event in the city of Gouda. This wonderful tradition is marked by countless lit candles, singing, and festivities. www.goudabijkaarslicht.nl

Dickens Festival 16 – 17 December Deventer, the Netherlands For two days, the 19th-century of Charles Dickens comes back to life in the picturesque Bergkwartier in Deventer. More than 950 characters from the famous books of Dickens are revived: Oliver Twist, Scrooge, Marley and Mr. Pickwick - they are all there. The festival is very popular, so expect a queue! www.dickensfestijn.nl Issue 48  |  December 2017  |  87

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Discover Benelux, Issue 48, December 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 48, December 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.