Discover Benelux, Issue 64, April 2019

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Discover Benelux  |  Culture  |  Lifestyle Calendar

Museum Week. Photo: J. Lousberg

in the small village of Nospelt as well as in the country’s capital. Besides participating in one of the many activities in the streets, you can buy yourself a cute little bird whistle (or peckvillercher) at the market. These colourful, ceramic toys are handmade by local potters to fill the festival with chipper melodies.

Tulip Festival. Photo: NBTC

Antwerp 10 Miles 28 April, Antwerp, Belgium The Antwerp 10 Miles must be Belgium’s cosiest run. While the enormous crowd along the roads gives out cheers of enthusiasm, thousands of trained athletes and recreational jog-

gers conquer the long run of – you might have guessed it – ten miles through Antwerp. Along the way, you pass the city’s foremost touristic hotspots like the iconic MAS museum and the majestic museum for fine arts.

Art Brussels 25 – 28 April, Brussels, Belgium With over 50 years of history, Art Brussels is one of Europe’s leading art fairs. It is the perfect gathering to discover and rediscover fascinating artists and invest in your next piece of art. While strolling through the lanes of culture, you will be in good company. The world’s most renowned gallery owners, collectors and museum directors come to this fair for their annual shopping spree.

King’s Day 27 April, Amersfoort, the Netherlands In the monarchy-loving Netherlands, the birthday of King Willem-Alexander is the biggest event of the year. The whole nation revels in the colour orange, and pictures of the monarch adorn a myriad of merchandising. Traditionally, the King and his family choose another city to celebrate King’s Day every year. This year, the city of Amersfoort is preparing itself for this massive event with concerts, a parade and activities galore.

King’s Day. Photo: NBTC

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