Spring at Les Jardins d’Annevoie

My first guided tour of the year at Les Jardins d’Annevoie, during a trip in Wallonia.  The castle is perfectly marvelous after renovations.  Perfect daylight and magical atmosphere.

Again in Amsterdam

I’m always happy to pay a visit to our Dutch neighbors.  This is Amsterdam on a sunny day! I went there to see again the Vermeer exhibition and the Rijksmuseum , getting ready for a talk on Dutch  paintings I’ll give in French. I can’t wait!

Waiting for my customers

I like to join the meeting point with my customers earlier and peacefully wait for them.  In this case I took advantage of this beautiful scenery to drink a coffee, in the bar of the De Orangerie hotel in Bruges.  Not bad, isn’t it?

Around Belgium

I’ve disappeared for a few weeks, where have I been? Around Belgium as always! These are the highlights of the last period. – Bruges in springtime.⚘️ – “Animalia” the current exhibition at Train World. – Culinary tours in the city center of Brussels, including waffle tasting..– Guided tours at the Royal Fine Arts Museums of…

Below the surface

On my social media I tend to show the tip of the iceberg. Being a tour guide hides many challenges that are not often taken into account and, therefore, less visible. I have to underline the fact that there are different tour guide profiles and many ways to do this job, so I just got…

Amsterdam by night

Between guided tours and study trips, I had the chance to visit the renowned Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which was amazing. This was possible thanks to the evening opening of the exhibition. After this wonderful experience I walked to the Central Station, enjoying a great evening atmosphere.

The tip of the iceberg…of being a tour guide!

Would you like to learn what tour guides don’t usually share? I’m talking about the hidden part of the iceberg! Let me know and I’ll post it next week. A good amount of scientific research is focused on the aspects I mention. This post is just a very informal way of sharing with you what…

The man at the window

Have you ever stayed by your window, observing what’s happening outside? This is what “the man at the window” is doing. The painter, Henri de Braekeleer, not only depicts a man contemplating what’s outside of the window but also evokes his inner state, without even showing his face.  While this man stood in apparent solitude…

The Grand’Place, Chimay

I took this picture last summer, after a chess game and a fresh beer. This place evokes in me many nice memories. In 2016 I participated in a Belgian TV program together with my colleague and friend Raffaela and we climbed the tower for the shootings. On that occasion, I even tried playing the carillon for a moment (luckily for the…

Every detail counts

In Art Nouveau…every detail counts! When you visit an Art Nouveau building or admire its façade from the outside, there’s nothing better than focusing on the details conceived by the architect, for example, door handles and ironworks at the entrance. Can you recognize the buildings in the picture by their details?