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Discover Belgium's Urban Development

November 2017


What do you do when two Swedish special interest groups of business men are coming to Belgium?

 

You show them all the beauty and culture our little country had to offer.
Our DMC team took them off the beaten track to discover roads less travelled. A rather special program in Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen

The question:
We need to see Urban Development sites or meet specialist in this sector.
The Answer:
Not easy to convince Belgian city authorities and commercial companies to make some time for our visitors but we will make the best of it!

The first Swedish group started with a visit to Antwerp including the former military hospital site, home to ** Michelin restaurant The Jane, owned by chef Sergio Herman. It’s a unique décor of the former chapel of the hospital but also a fantastic example of how an old site in the middle of the city can become a new haven for several families and a quiet place for Antwerp Residents.

Then the guests visited the historical center of Antwerp before they were invited by the Antwerp Port Authorities for a guided visit of the New Port House.
Zaha Hadid Architects' design of the Antwerp Port Authority's head office puts the Port of Antwerp on the architectural world map. And our guests were without doubt envied by a lot of inhabitants of Antwerp that are still waitlisted to visit this new icon.

Next day were mainly technical visits with thanks to Ghent Congress for arranging a lecture by urban city authority Wouter Notebaert.
After a short time to refresh and a short-guided walk through the historical center of this magnificent city the guests boarded “The Royal barge” a replica of an 18th Century Vessel.

They were first introduced to Belgian Beers during a one-hour lecture by a beer sommelier and then of course the tasting of a selection of Belgian beers and food pairing with chocolates of the infamous chocolatier Dominique Persoone of the Chocolate Line. During the cruise on the Lys River a specialized guide showed the guests some of the most stunning villas of Belgium.

The third and last day guests drove to Brussels for a meeting with the Flemish “Bouwmeester” at the architects’ atelier followed by another meeting with European authorities in the Real Estate field and lunch at the “Goudblommeke van papier”, one of the oldest pubs of Brussels frequented by Brussels surrealistic painter René Magritte.

The second group had their overnights in Antwerp and visited the same places in Brussels and Antwerp – a special lecture by the Antwerp alderman for Urban Development Mr Rob Vandevelde at the historic Felix Pakhuis was highly appreciated - but on their last day they were heading to Mechelen instead of Ghent.

After a session lectured by the director of Urban Development Mrs Veerle Costermans and visits of some sites including the Dossin site – Memorial, Museum & Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights, they were all very inspired. The Dossin site will be their inspiration for the future Human Rights museum in Malmö.

We guess they will be coming back to Belgium!
Feedback of the client:
“Like the last time, they were very, very happy! They had absolutely no complaints or comments, everything was perfect, and the logistics ran smoothly!
I heard that the city of Malmö have been discussing going back to Mechelen for their project of the future Human rights museum in Malmö. Thank you SO much for all your efforts with these groups. It has not been easy leading up to this, but we made it!
Thank you for your patience and for working your magic with the study visits.”

 

For more information, please contact Olivier Meyskens and/or Bert Knuts at belgium@euromic.com

Antwerp

The Jane

New Port House

Ghent

Beer and chocolate

Mechelen

Dossin site