Christmas Markets in Belgium are very popular. They exude a fantastic atmosphere and offer great shopping opportunities. There are a few notable Belgian Christmas Markets particularly Brussels Winter Wonderland and the Bruges Christmas Market and also a relatively new market in Ypres, which is now in its third year. Brussels Christmas Market, the Winter Wonders takes place in the heart of Brussels. Hailed as “Europe’s most original Christmas market” by British tour operators. Exhibitors from all over Europe will set up their wooden chalets in the Grand Place, Place St Catherine, around the Bourse (Stock exchange) in the Place du [...]
In the beautiful garden of the Hortus Haren, Groningen Confucius Institute presents a traditional Chinese lightshow. Impressive Chinese constructions with light create an unique effect. The Confucius China Light Festival is open from 2 December 2011 until 29 January 2012, opening hours: 5 pm – 22 pm. This is a good chance to experience how the chinese celebrate new years.
How do radio and television work? That question is answered on a tour through the broadcasting center of RTV Drenthe, the public broadcaster for the Dutch province of Drenthe. These tours are regularly offered by the friends of the station. Before the tour starts, the visitor is given some general information about the broadcaster and the broadcast studio. After that introduction, the way leads into a production room, where, for example, telephone interviews are made. That form is very often used in the radio and the visitors can see how such a item is produced. The “heart” of the TV production [...]
Every weekday at 8:00 AM hundreds of students are on their way to university. The centre of this happening is usually in Central Station in Groningen. Many Dutch students are coming from Assen or Drenthe, places near to Groningen. Others, for example international students are not used to cycling and prefer to take the bus. Every morning, five days a week. Normally you could guess that the regional bus company “Qbuzz“ should know the situation and how to handle the huge number of students. In fact they don’t: The sign “Bus Vol” rises from the front and side of the [...]