Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean

The historic battlefield site of Waterloo is now home to a thriving multi-activity business  Battlelines will be drawn next weekend (22/23 June) when Napoleon and Wellington again go head to head on the fields of Belgium. Throughout the weekend, more than 300 re-enactor troops will camp in bivouacs at Napoleon’s last headquarters and in the…

Battle of Waterloo

Fancy finding out how life was lived at the time of the Battle of Waterloo? If so, a special event on the weekend of 22/23 June could be just for you. As well as a full scale re-enactment of the famous Battle visitors get the chance to “relive” life back then. More than 300 re-enactors…

Christmas Around The World

Noel Concert

Are you looking for ideas to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained over the upcoming holiday season? The festive period beckons and all of us are likely to benefit from a much-needed break, particularly with the pandemic depressingly still very much with us. In fact, that necessity is probably greater than ever before, with Belgium…

From “Fixer” to top chef – that’s Thierry Vanholsbeek

Momo La Crevette

Thierry Vanholsbeek is arguably the “Mr Fixit” of Belgium cuisine. If there is a problem that needs sorting at a new or relaunched restaurant, the well-connected Thierry is your man. Thierry has forged a career moving around the country trying to provide that much-needed spark to a new business culinary venture. It was Thierry who…

Gunning for Culinary Glory on the Site of the Battle of Waterloo

Brasserie de Waterloo

It was, of course, at Waterloo that Napoleon Bonaparte fell to defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington. That was back in June 1815 and, fast forward to 2021, very close to where one of the greatest military strategists in history met his Waterloo another fascinating thing is happening. OK, this may not be on quite the same historical…