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Discover Benelux  |  Editor’s Note

Dear Reader,

Discover Benelux Issue 63, March 2019 Published 03.2019 ISSN 2054-7218 Published by Scan Group Print Uniprint

Karin Venema Martin Pilkington Matt Antoniak Michiel Stol Ndéla Faye Pauline Zijdenbos Peter Stewart Steve Flinders Stuart Forster Cover Photo © Hugo Boss

Executive Editor Thomas Winther Creative Director Mads E. Petersen Editor Anna Villeleger Copy-editor Karl Batterbee Graphic Designer Audrey Beullier Feature Writer Arne Adriaenssens

Sales & Key Account Managers Mette Tonnessen Katia Sfihi Micha Cornelisse Petra Foster Publisher: Scan Group 15B Bell Yard Mews Bermondsey Street London SE1 3YT United Kingdom Phone: +44 207 407 1937 Email: info@discoverbenelux.com www.discoverbenelux.com

Contributors Eva Menger Isa Hemphrey

Welcome to the March edition of Discover Benelux, where we are – at last – celebrating the end of hibernation season. Crocuses, daffodils and – of course – tulips are popping up across the region, while the famous Keukenhof flower garden in South Holland will open its doors later this month. What better way to signal the start of spring? Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is gradually heating up, crowds are beginning to flock to squares across the Benelux to soak up the much-needed vitamin D. One of the region’s most sought-after outdoor spots has to be the Grand Place in Brussels, which French writer Victor Hugo dubbed the most beautiful square in the world. We could not agree more, and have decided to put Brussels in the limelight this month with a special guide to the city that is also known as the capital of Europe. Elsewhere in the magazine, we have a fascinating feature delving into the influence of Italian master Caravaggio on Dutch artists in the 17th century. To find out more about the ‘Caravaggisti’, do not miss the exhibition Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe which is running until 24 March at Utrecht’s Centraal Museum. Meanwhile, we take a look at the various dialects that can be heard across the Benelux region on page 80. You may even find some words and phrases which are more familiar than you would expect. For example, ‘Bûter, brea en griene tsiis’ (from the beginning of a famous Frisian proverb) sounds rather similar to its English translation: ‘butter, bread and green cheese’. Finally, do not miss our interview with Belgian racing driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio, who is currently leading the driver standings in the Formula E championship. We will be cheering him on when he represents Mahindra Racing in Hong Kong and Sanya later this month. Enjoy the magazine!

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Anna Villeleger, Editor

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Discover Benelux, Issue 63, March 2019  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 63, March 2019  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.