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 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…
A collector’s cabinet
An entire collection of valuable possessions in just one painting? That’s possible in the “Collector’s cabinet”, painted by Frans Francken II in 1619 and currently displayed in the KMSKA in Antwerp. In just one painting you can find drawings, paintings, coins, flowers, and exotic shells. If you look closely, you can discover many interesting details….
Fountain with kneeling youths
Five identical figures around the top of a water basin. It’s “Fountain with kneeling youths, designed by George Minne in 1898.The artwork is part of the collection of MSK museum in Ghent, the same city in which the artist himself was born. Despite the white color and the plainness of the artwork, the figure group…
Discovering Belgian art with a Spanish group
Cold weather and traffic cannot stop me! I met the bravest tourists ever, never afraid of discovering Belgium! Walking around with freezing temperatures and queuing on highways are a big part of my job as a tour guide in winter time. But I have to be honest with you, what do I remember about the…
Traveling to Antwerp by train
If you catch the train to Antwerp, you won’t be disappointed. This impressive view of the Antwerp Central Station surprised my group during my last tour of this great city. The tour was focused on art. We visited the Cathedral, the Museum Plantin-Moretus the Rubens House. A busy schedule that everyone loved!
Last Friday I spent the day in the Walloon Brabant with an English-speaking group. In the afternoon we visited the Waterloo battlefield and followed a guided tour of the Lion’s Mound and the panorama. The Lion’s Mound was covered with a fresh blanket of snow and the bravest ones in the group climbed its 226…
René Magritte, Untitled
René Magritte, Untitled (The night), ca.1963. Today I gave a tour at the Magritte Museum and the teenagers in the group really appreciated this painting. I have to admit that it gives me a feeling of peace.
Guided tours at Train World
Last week I was very happy to give several guided tours in Frech at Train World. I also gave a guided tour in Italian organized by Guide Italiane in Belgio and it has been great to guide in my mother tongue. The Orient-Express exhibition will last until April 17 and I strongly recommend a visit!
The heritage days 2021
Today and tomorrow I’ll be at Belgian Chocolate Village for a series of guided tours in French on the occasion of Brussels Heritage Days 2021, in collaboration with E-Guides . One of my favourite features of this Museum: the two tile murals on the first floor of the building. The Belgian Chocolate Village is located…