2018-11-01 Iceland98 PhotosOur first trip to Iceland was a great success with many spectacular views of volcanoes, geysers, lava fields and of course the Aurora Borealis.
2019-07-06 White Cliffs of Dover117 PhotosOur annual trip to the iconic White Cliffs of Dover led us to England's oldest castle (Dover Castle), to the historic Walmer Castle and the city of Deal. About a dozen walked the distance to this lovely coastal town.
2019-06-22 Paris Air Show13 PhotosOur 4th bi-annual trip to the world-famous Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris. Simply spectacular!
2019-06-30 Kinderdijk32 PhotosOne of Holland's most stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site's: the Kinderdijk Windmills. Not less than 19 beautiful mills keep the polders dry for almost 300 years.
2019-06-29 Kayaking151 PhotosAnother kayaking trip with a big group of fun and friendly expats on the Lesse River. 33˚ and a great atmosphere!
Timeline Photos500 Photos
2018-12-29 Tromsø250 PhotosOur NYE trip to Tromsø in the North of Norway, what a magnificent place to welcome the New Year!
2019-06-07 D-Day232 PhotosOn the 6th of June 1944 Allied Forces landed in great numbers on the beaches of Normandy. D-Day was only the first day of the Battle of Normandy, but shall always be remembered as the day the liberation of Europe began. This 4-day trip was dedicated to those who gave their lives for Europe's freedom.
Mobile Uploads60 Photos
2019-05-24 Krakow & Auschwitz54 Photos
2019-05-29 Bavarian Castles369 PhotosOur second edition of the trip to Southern Germany to visit many different castles, including the famous Neuschwanstein.
Instagram Photos56 Photos
2019-05-25 Giverny174 PhotosOur 4th trip to Giverny, the small arty village that is known for the famous Claude Monet pond with waterlilies paintings.
2019-05-18 Markermeer Trip305 PhotosOur 4th edition of a super nice trip along the famous old trading cities and fishing villages in Holland, with bonus route through the polder landscape and the 27km long Houtribdijk.
2019-04-13 Champagne155 PhotosThe Expat Club signature trip to the beautiful Champagne region is also back on our 2019 calendar. Travelling with a brand new bus, it was again a big success. Great group, great atmosphere, and many boxes and bottles of bubbly taken back to Brussels.
2019-04-28 Hallerbos13 PhotosOur annual trip was again a big success with incredible green leaves over a carpet of bluebells. Don't miss it in 2020!
2019-04-27 Opal Coast298 PhotosA great day but incredibly windy day along the Opal Coast. Here are our heroes that at least started the 14km hike along the cliffs and and beach between de Cap Blanc Nez and the Cap Gris Nez.
2019-04-20 Normandy38 PhotosAnother trip to the amazing Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. Again when the tides are highest 🙂 . We also visited Étretat, Caen, Bayeux, Deauville and Honfleur.
2019-04-21 Chernobyl351 PhotosExpat Club travelled to 20 meters away from the most dangerous spot on Earth, the melted core of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Besides visiting the village of Chernobyl and the city of Pripyat, we had the super unique opportunity to travel into the very heart of power plant: Control Room #4. So many things went wrong here on 26 April 1986
2019-04-14 Keukenhof43 PhotosJust a little bit too cold for most, but the park was in superb condition. The Keukenhof is the world's most beautiful flower park.
2019-03-15 La Bresse Ski61 PhotosAnother great skiing weekend in La Bresse-Hohneck in the Vosges Mountains.
2019-03-01 WHISKY28 PhotosWe started March with the drink of the Gods. For this occasion we invited Mr Richard van Nieuwenhoven for a MasterClass on Whisky. He brought 6 special bottles with him.
2019-02-22 VENICE144 PhotosWhat an amazing trip to the world famous Venetian Carnival!
2018-08-11 STARS17 PhotosWhat an amazing evening. Pictures were taken around 20h30, but it was the start of a great evening. Our hosts at the Observatory in the Ardennes gave an interesting presentation in their small planetarium, they walked us around the premises, and last but not least to explained what the PERFECT night sky disclosed to us that evening, including dozens of shooting stars!
2018-09-22 Oktoberfest58 PhotosOur great second edition to the Oktoberfest in Munich!
2018-10-24 Champagne1 PhotoThe 14th edition of the famous Expat Club Champagne trip from Brussels was yet another success! Great weather, great champagne, and above all great participants.
2018-07-29 Stunning Switzerland500 PhotosOur first one week trip to beautiful Switzerland with amazing cities, lovely villages, lakes, mountain passes, and mountain tops. To be repeated!
2018-07-20 Chateaux de la Loire239 PhotosOur annual trip to the world's premier castle region, about 200km South of Paris. We visited the castles of Blois, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos de Lucé, and Chambord.
2018-07-13 VENICE200 PhotosVenice is arguably the most beautiful city in the world. And Expat Club explored it all during the Redentore weekend!
2018-06-29 UPS8 PhotosA small group of Expat Club members visited the mega large UPS Air Hub facilities at Cologne-Bonn airport.
2018-06-08 Krakow & Auschwitz288 PhotosThis weekend trip led us to the beautiful city of Krakow in Poland. Still, our main destination were the horrific concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
2018-04-21 Blossom trip31 PhotosWe spent a full day in between Holland's orchard "De Betuwe".
2018-04-22 Hallerbos19 PhotosJust magical, the Hallerbos near Brussels. Another group of expats enjoying the best spring conditions amidst millions of while hyacinths (bluebells).
2018-04-21 Holland Cherry Blossom31 PhotosThe second half of April the middle of Holland is in full bloom. Millions of pear, prune, apple and cherry trees blossom for only a few days. We picked the best day of the year!
2019-04-14 Champagne60 PhotosOur 13th Champagne trip was again a big success with a visit to De Castellane, Hautvillers and Reims.
2018-04-08 Cinema Dimanche1 PhotoEnjoying a drink after watching The Post 🙂
2018-03-21 Workshop Office Politics6 PhotosAn engaging evening workshop on Office Politica by Organizational Intelligence.
2018-03-02 Vosges skiing84 PhotosAnother great skiing trip to the Vosges Mountains in Eastern France.
2018-03-06 English Comedy Night1 PhotoYet another great evening with the English Comedy Night in Brussels in The Black Sheep.
2018-02-19 First Aid Course10 PhotosLets learn about first aid responses!
2018-02-09/11 VOSGES SKIING74 PhotosAnother marvelous weekend ski trip to the Vosges mountains with a fun group of international people.
2018-02-07 CPR Course14 PhotosDuring this 3 hours intense course we learned the basics of the CPR technique. We also did an exam to show our skills (everybody passed!).
2017-12-03 Monschau42 PhotosA lovely afternoon trip to beautiful Monschau. Although the streets were clean there was much snow around, with white roofs and trees.
2017-09-10 Sailing157 PhotosA fantastic sailing day with Expat Club at the North Sea near Oostend. Beautiful boat!
2017-09-09 Opal Coast1 PhotoA lovely day out with superb weather at the French Opal Coast region between Calais and Boulogne sur Mer.
2017-07-16 Kayaking59 PhotosWe took over the train towards Dinant and the Lesse River. Great weather, super group, awesome kayaking.
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2017-05-20 Düsseldorf Japan Day48 PhotosWe spent a full day in this beautiful German town that is home to one of the largest Japanese Communities in Europe. Huge fireworks at the end.
2017-06-03 Normandy97 PhotosWhat a great time we had during these 3 days of Normandy, with visits to Etretat, Mont Saint-Michel and the D-Day landing beaches.
2017-05-28 Sailing16 PhotosA wonderful day out on the open waters of the Belgian coast.
2017-05-27 Kayaking25 PhotosA great day of kayaking on the Lesse River. So much fun!
2017-05-07 Caves of Han & Dinant14 PhotosThe caves of Han are just magnificent. A great group of international people joined us today for a 1 hour tour inside the caves. We also went to the citadel city of Dinant.
🍾 04-22-2017 🍾 Champagne Daytrip 🍾35 PhotosWhat a fantastic day out in the Champagne. Our next visit is on 15 July!
2017-03-19 Antwerp Street Art12 PhotosExpat Club visited Antwerp for a day on street art. Unfortunately our guided tour was cancelled due to illness of the guide, but the visit to Banksy was great!
2017-03-12 Brussels Ramble3 PhotosAnother great walk towards the Atomium. Superb weather, lovely group. Join us next time.
2016-12-10 Trier62 PhotosThe Roman city of Trier in Germany is a perfect place for a great Christmas trip. Definitely worth joining us next year!
2016-12-03 Canterbury130 PhotosA splendid day out to Canterbury in Kent, England. What a lovely Christmas destination!
2016-11-26&27 Strasbourg55 PhotosA fantastic weekend trip to the Capitale of Noël Strasbourg. Staying in a beautiful 4 star hotel in the middle of the center we enjoyed our time greatly.
2016-11-19 Valkenburg17 PhotosJust a few first pictures from our valkenburg trip last weekend as the person who took the pictures had to return to Brussels upon arrival.
2016-11-12 Coffee Club11 PhotosAnother nice morning at Natural Caffè with many new faces and quite a few regulars too.
2016-11-05 Coffee10 PhotosAnother nice gathering at Natural Caffè on Saturday morning. It's family friendly, bring your kids next time too (you won't be the only parent there).
2016-10-29 Coffee Club17 PhotosOur regular Saturday morning coffee. Some "late" pictures. Overall about 25 people joined us during the morning.
2016-10-23 Rotterdam Harbour94 PhotosArguably our best and most fascinating trip on our calendar took us to the mega Port of Rotterdam. This harbour measures 50km East to West. We saw the world's biggest moving object, biggest crane and biggest ship.
2016-10-22 Champagne51 PhotosOur 9th trip to the Champagne, with visits to Mercier and De Castellane in Épernay and Martel in Reims. We also stayed for a few hours in Hautvillers, the village of Dom Perignon.
2016-10-02 Chocolate11 PhotosAnother great afternoon at Planet Chocolate, the most delicious chocolate in town!
2016-09-24 Churchill & Darwin Houses500 PhotosOn this magnificent Indian summer day we traveled by Eurotunnel to England for a visit to the original houses of Sir Winston Churchill and Charles Darwin.
2016-09-18 Sailing105 PhotosA great day at sea on a former Whitbread tall racing ship. Despite the heavy clouds we only "suffered" from 20 minutes of rain with extended periods of sunshine.
2016-09-17 Opal Coast93 PhotosOne of our most beloved trips along the French Opal Coast with cities like Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne sur Mer, the villages Gravelines, Wissant and Wimereux and the amazing coastline with the spectacular Cap Blanc Nez and Cap Gris Nez.
2016-09-13 Cospaia Rooftop11 PhotosWith over 100 people again a great night on the Cospaia rooftop.
2016-09-03 Luxembourg City65 PhotosExpat Club explored the lovely city of Luxembourg. With its historic centre, the international vibe and beautiful green parks it is a perfect destination for a one day trip.
2016-08-27 Kayaking64 PhotosFantastic weather for kayaking at the Lesse River. A huge Expat Club group joined us today for a relaxing time on the water.
2015-12-21 Aachen55 PhotosLovely Christmas market trip to Aachen, the city of Charlemagne
2016-05-21 Düsseldorf Japan Day44 Photos
2016-07-21 Tesla48 PhotosExpat Club visited the hypermodern Tesla assembly plant in Tilburg on Belgian's national holiday. What an amazing visit, what an amazing torque and what an amazing car!
2016-06-03 Normandy & Mont-Saint Michel106 PhotosA great trip to one of France's most spectactular tourist destinations and the historic D-Day beach.
2016-07-09 Amsterdam53 PhotosThe Dutch capital on a beautiful summer's day, with visits to the Red Light district, the Anne Frank House, and a canal tour.
2016-06-18 Giverny273 PhotosThe gardens of Claude Monet, his paintings in reality. What a lovely day to Giverny
2016-06-25 Paris210 PhotosParis is always a good idea.
2016-06-18 Giverny273 PhotosA superb day out to the village of Claude Monet, Giverny.
2016-04-24 Hallerbos19 PhotosThe already infamous "snow" day in Brussels. Still, the day in the Hallerbos was surprisingly good withs lots of sunshine in the afternoon.
2016-04-23 Zeeland29 PhotosA great day out to Zeeland. We visited Middelburg, the Deltaworks park and Veere.
2016-04-03 Han42 PhotosAn afternoon trip to Han-sur-Less with its amazing caves system, followed by a visit to Durbuy.
2016-03-06 Maastricht44 PhotosThe oldest city in the Netherlands can be found all the way in the South. What a great day with cave visits, a fun and great guided tour and a superb lunch. A city to come back to!
2016-02-28 Brussels Airport56 PhotosYet another great visit to Brussels Airport for an exclusive guided tour. There is so much to learn from this fascination world called aviation.
2016-02-21 Chocolate Making16 PhotosOur first edition of our free chocolate making demonstration & tasting at Planète Chocolat.
2016-02-07 Binche47 PhotosA nice day out to the famous Binche Carnival
2015-11-14 Ypres18 PhotosWest Flanders is a region we keep going back to due to its importance for Belgian and European history.
2015-11-08 Blegny Mine185 PhotosOur visit to the Blegny Coal Mine (UNESCO-Heritage) was impressive and fascinating. For all our other events check https://www.expatclub.org/events
2015-11-07 Planetarium & Observatory12 PhotosAn afternoon and evening to watch a fascinating movie about the stars in Brussels Planetarium, followed by a nice get together in a bar in Grimbergen, before being welcomed at the Public Observatory to actually see some celestial objects through a professional telescope.
2015-11-07 Doel Nuclear Plant32 PhotosVisiting a nuclear plant is not something you normally do on a Saturday morning, but Expat Club arranges it for you! Check out all our other events on www.expatclub.org/events
2015-10-31 Champagne123 PhotosOur third trip this year to the magnificent Champagne region. With the yellow, orange and brown colors the vineyards were like an impressionist painting. Thanks for the photos Tomasz.
2015-10-17 Versailles146 PhotosWe spent a full day at Versailes, the historic palace that was built by Louis XIV. The opulence in this 700-room palace is just unending.
2015-10-11 Airport111 PhotosExpat Club visited Brussels Airport on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A professional guide showed us around for 4 hours in the various terminals and by bus around the entire airport.
2015-09-26 Opal Coast253 PhotosAnother beautiful day on the Opal Coast in Northern France with visits to Dunkirk, Gravelines, Calais, the Cap Blanc Nez, the Cap Griz Nez, Wimereux and Boulogne sur Mer.
2015-09-24 Stained Glass Painting5 PhotosThe first artistic workshop that Expat Club organises. More are to come but this was a great start!
2015-09-19 Louvre-Lens66 PhotosWe spent a wonderful afternoon in the superb Louvre-Lens Museum in Louvre, Northern France. It may be the little sister from the Parisian Louvre, but the museum scored a perfect 10 with our members.
2015-09-12 Sailing44 PhotosAnother great sailing day. Not to Seabruges as planned due to expected bad weather and strong winds, but to the lovely fisher's town of Nieuwpoort.
2015-09-06 Expo Behind the Numbers31 PhotosWe visited the exposition in La Bourse with an official guide who told us everything about the stock exchange history, La Bourse and the world of international trading.
2015-09-15 Jewish Museum34 PhotosOn the final day the Jewish Museum is opened Expat Club was shown around by a professional guide to learn more about the Jewish history in Belgium and Brus
2015-08-29 Luxembourg51 PhotosA great day in one of Europe's smallest capitals. Luxembourg is a fantastic little city that has much to offer.
2015-07-21 Sailing197 PhotosA great 2nd sailing trip on the North Sea with a group of fun expats from Brussels.
2015-07-18 Monschau119 PhotosExpat Club spent a nice day out in the picturesque German city Monschau. We'll be back here for the Christmas markets.
2015-07-19 Sailing68 PhotosA great day out on the North Sea. Unfortunately the day started with too much rain, but it was part of the experience as we were treated to perfect weather in the afternoon.
2015-07-18 Monschau51 PhotosExpat Club spent a nice day out in the picturesque German city Monschau. We'll be back here for the Christmas markets.
2015-06-27 Trier61 PhotosExpat Club yearly organises a trip to Trier, the oldest city in Germany that is full of Roman traces, followed by a tour along the Moselle river (with wine tasting!).
2015-06-28 Chagall31 PhotosExpat Club organised a guided tour on the very last day of the popular Chagall exhibition.
2015-07-05 Durbuy36 PhotosA nice day out in the Ardennes with a visit to a unique cave system, a kayaking trip and some free time in Durbuy.
2015-07-04 Champagne69 PhotosAnother great trip to the Champagne region with visits to various beautiful houses, followed by delicious tastings.
2015-06-20 Paris Air Show110 PhotosWe spend a full day at Le Bourget Airport near Paris to be part of the world's most prestigious and largest air show.
2014-06-14 Kayaking @ Lesse River74 PhotosA great day of kayaking on the Lesse River.
2015-06-13 Verdun77 PhotosA deeply impressive full daytrip to the Verdun region, with visits to the Meuse Arganne American cemetery, the Douaumont Ossuary and Fort and the destroyed Village Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
2015-06-07 Bouillon40 PhotosJust a lovely daytrip to Bouillon with its medieval castle and beautiful Semois River.
2015-06-06 Doel24 PhotosOn this beautiful Saturday Expat Club visited the Electrabel Doel nuclear power plant.
2015-05-30 Rotterdam44 PhotosOur 4th trip to the mega Port of Rotterdam. A great trip with beautiful weather and two huge surprises: the world's largest ship and not only the old SS Rotterdam, but also the new MS Rotterdam was in Rotterdam and departing for its next destination right when we came back from the harbor tour. How magnficent!
2015-05-23 Opal Coast20 PhotosA great day out to the stunning Opal Coast in France.
2015-05-10 Van Buuren Museeum44 PhotosOn this splendid Sunday afternoon Expat Club visited the magnificent Van Buuren Museum in Uccle. Its history against much art and an art-deco interior guaranteed a great visit with our private guide.
2015-05-09 Bastogne59 PhotosOn this beautiful Saturday Expat Club went to Bastogne, a town in the Ardennes that was successfully defended by the Americans during the bitter cold winter of 1944-45. This battle is depicted in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks their TV series Band of Brothers.
2015-04-25 Champagne162 PhotosOur 4th daytrip to the Champagne. With a group of about 75 people we explored Épernay, Hautvillers and Reims, visiting various Champagne houses, enjoying a superb lunch and had a lot of fun.
2015-04-26 Hallerbos42 PhotosA Sunday afternoon in the beautiful Hallerbos.
2015-04-19 Keukenhof75 PhotosA wonderful day between millions of tulips and other flowers in the world famous Keukenhof Spring Gardens.
2015-04-18 Ypres85 PhotosExpat Club went on a full daytrip to Ypres to visit the In Flanders Fields Museum and to make a WWI Battlefields Tour, followed by a town visit, a dinner and the attendance of The Last Post.
2015-03-28 Roubaix99 PhotosExpat Club visited to top museums in the city of Roubaix: La Manufacture that is fully dedicated to textiles and the magnificent La Pascine fine arts museum in a beautiful early 20th century art-deco swimming pool.
2015-03-20 It's Friday!4 PhotosOur new Friday after work socialising event at Place Jourdan.
2015-03-08 Brussels Airport16 Photos
2015-03-01 Liège148 Photos
2015-02-22 Screening: the Forgotten Angel of Bastogne9 PhotosA special screening of the amazing documentary The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne, in the presence of creator and historian Marting King.
2015-02-25 Musée d'Ixelles17 PhotosVisiting the latest exhibition by Gao Xingjang
2015-01-30 Audi Factory Tour22 PhotosAn evening visit to a hyper-modern car factory. Three official guides showed us how the Audi A1 is built during a 2 hours tour.
2015-02-07 Planetarium & Observatory45 PhotosA fascinating afternoon and evening in the Brussels Planetarium and the MIRA Observatory in Grimbergen.
2014-12-07 Cologne30 PhotosA daytrip to the Christmas markets of Cologne.
2015-01-17 Amsterdam55 PhotosExpat Club spent a full day in the Dutch capital Amsterdam, walking along the tourist highlights, visiting the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, cruising the canals of the Amsterdam Light Festival route, and enjoying a superb Indonesian dinner at the Rembrandt Square.
2015-01-10 China Light Festival42 PhotosAn evening trip to the China Light Festival in Antwerp Zoo.
2014-11-09 WWI Battlefields Tour Ypres42 PhotosA full day trip to the beautiful medieval town of Ypres and its surroundings, which was one of the major battlefields grounds during the First World War.
2014-11-01 Halloween Party51 PhotosGreat fun in the dungeons of restaurant Les Nouveaux Russes on 1 November 2014.
2014-09-14 Belgian Air Force Days247 PhotosThe most spectacular day of the year. The Belgian Air Force Days were anything but just Belgian. Many international teams gave act de presence, including the Dutch, Brits, Turks, French, Italians, Swiss, Jordans and many many more.
2014-09-13 Antwerp45 PhotosOn this beautiful day we visited the old zoo of Antwerp, right next to the city's Central Station. We did not only walk by all the animals in the public area, but we also enjoyed an exclusive and private backstage tour that took us along the residences of the sea lions, the tigers and lions, as well as the vet station and many other special places.
2014-08-30 Luxembourg26 PhotosA nice and relaxed day in Luxembourg. We made a tour through the city by bus and foot with two professional guides and visited the opulent Ducal Palace that was privately opened for Expat Club.
2014-07-12 Daytrip Champagne55 PhotosExpat Club visited the Champagne region for the second time in 2014. Our members had the chance to taste several glasses in various houses. Many bottles were exported to Belgium 🙂
2014-07-06 Bastogne Battlefield Tour102 PhotosExpat Club went on a full daytrip to Bastogne where one of the fiercest battles took place during the final days of the Second World War. It was a very impressive day.
2014-06-22 Port of Rotterdam191 PhotosA full daytrip to the Port of Rotterdam with a guided visit to the outer parts of the harbor, the new Maasvlakte2, a Spido harbour cruise, a visit to the Euromast panoramic tower, Hotel New York and the SS Rotterdam. Please note most pictures were taken from inside a driving coach). Pictures by Samantha Hunt Photography.
2014-06-21 Autoworld21 PhotosOn this Saturday afternoon a small group of members visited the magnificent Autoworld museum with over 250 beautiful cars spanning 100 years of automobile history. Expat Club arranged a professional guide who told us all about this superb collection owned by Ghislain Mahy (1907-1999).
2014-6-14 Kayaking at the Lesse River87 PhotosA beautiful and fun day at the Lesse River with 60+ expats.
2014-06-07 Van Buuren Museum19 PhotosToday we made a private visit to the exquisite Van Buuren Museum in Uccle. Not less than 40 members had the chance to discover this beautiful Art Deco house with a professional guide.
2014-05-20 Rooftop @ Cospaia9 Photos
2014-05-31 Daytrip Lille122 PhotosA fun day out in beautiful Lille. Photos by Samantha Hunt Photography
2014-05-28 Coca Cola Factory Tour31 PhotosExpat Club @ Coca Cola Factory Tour
2014-05-17 Trier & Moselle Wine Region130 PhotosA beautiful spring day to Germany's oldest city Trier, dating back to 17 B.C., as well as the lovely village of Bernkastel-Keuss in the scenic Moselle Wine Region.
2014-05-17 Trier & Moselle region21 Photos
2014-05-01 Windmills & Flowers25 PhotosThese pictures were taken at the Kinderdijk windmills park and the Keukenhof flower garden.
2014-04-19 Dinant115 PhotosAll pictures were taken by Samantha Hunt. For more information about her awesome portfolio, have a look at http://samanthahuntphotography.com/.
2014-04-20 Charity Ramble Rouge-Cloître6 Photos
2014-04-12 Champagne daytrip109 PhotosBubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!
2014-04-06 Brussels Ramble13 PhotosFrom the end of Avenue Louise through the Bois de la Cambre, the Forest de Soignes to the Parc du Solvay. Great work out, great people!
2014-04-05 Nuclear Power Plant5 PhotosAs one of the participants said "How often do you get the chance of going to a nuclear power plant!" A large group of Expat Club members had the chance on this beautiful Saturday. Besides a long and fascinating presentation three smaller groups were guided around by experts (and escorted by a personal security guard) after we went through not less than 4 security checks (besides having been pre-screened the weeks before). Wow, and those cooling towers are just so impressive with their 175 meters altitude (height would be not the proper word anymore).
2014-03-28 Cologne15 PhotosIt just couldn't be better. Great weather, nice group, guided old town tours, typical Cologn lunch, cathedral visit, boat tour, dinner and Starbucks. Just a perfect day.
2014-03-08 Louvre Lens, Vimy Memorial & Arras126 PhotosOn this sunny Saturday a luxurious 4* coach brought us to the ultra modern Louvre museum in Lens, the impressive Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the town of Arras, where we visited the equally impressive Wellington Quarry.
2014-01-28 Amsterdam25 PhotosThe lovely city of Amsterdam, an excellent destination for a mid "Winter" visit. We made a guide city walk, visited the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, went on a really nice boat tour and had a good dinner in a nice tapas restaurant.
2013-12-21 Noël à Paris46 PhotosOne can keep coming back to Paris, and that's certainly what we had in mind when we met early in the morning at Place Schuman and Midi station. It was a cold but very beautiful day (first day of the winter). With about 40 participants we did a variety of things. Lunch in the superb restaurant Boeuf sur le Toit, a visit to the exquisite Musée d'Orsay and a boat tour on the Seine river. Some of us climbed the Eiffel Tower, whereas others visited Quartier Latin, Montmartre and the Champs-Elysées area.
2013-12-15 Düsseldorf Christmas Market240 PhotosFor this daytrip on Sunday 15 December we went with two full luxury coaches to the capital of North Rhein Westphalia. Düsseldor was full of Christmas Markets. After a 1,5 hours guided tour through the old town, we gathered in a typical local restaurant for a great lunch (figuratively ánd literally). In the afternoon we spread over town to explore the various markets, shopping districts and other highlights, such as the 240 meter high Rheinturm. We closed the day with Glühwein and Schnapps.
2013-11-23 Rotterdam Harbor Tour285 PhotosA fantastic and fascinating daytrip to the outer and inner parts of the Port of Rotterdam.
2013-11-21 Carpe Noctem @ The Big Game61 PhotosOur monthly Carpe Noctem event. This time we inaugurated the upper floor bar of Brussels newest place The Big Game. This night we gave away 2 tickets for our upcoming bus trip to the Düsseldorf Christmas Market.
2013-11-15 Audi Brussels Factory Tour12 PhotosUnfortunately only few pictures were taken, primarily due to the fact that photography inside the factory is forbidden. Nonetheless, it was a great visit with 85 enthusiastic people. Due to the high turnout we will certainly reorganize this trip in a few months again.
2013-11-10 Backstage Tour Antwerp Zoo61 PhotosOn 10 November a relatively small but super fun group of people went to Antwerp for a visit to its historic zoo. Not only did we have the chance to look at the 5,000 animals from behind the gates, but we also enjoyed an exclusive backstage tour that took us along the private residences of the tigers, lions and sealions. Moreover, we visited the veterinarian station, learned all about food preparation (e.g. we saw thousands of crickets) and conservation efforts, and had the chance to see some creepy-crawlers from up close. Despite the low temperatures, we were lucky we left all the precipitation behind us in Brussels. We finished the day in a nice bar and returned to Brussels with some great memories.
2013-11-08 First Thursday16 PhotosGreat evening at Café Dépot Brussel
2013-10-01 First Tuesday70 PhotosThis was our monthly First Tuesday bar event in the amazing Le Roy d'Espagne, right on Grand Place.
2013-10-24 Carpe Noctem7 Photos
2013-09-13 Pink Floyd Tribute Concert19 PhotosFor the Grand Opening of Brussels' brand-new concert hall a group of several dozens international minds met early evening close the Heysel/Heizel Metro and enjoyed a spectacular live show by the Australian Pink Floyd, the world's best tribute band. The Aussie Pink Floyd sang the best songs, including the entire Dark Side of the Moon Album (- "Us and Them" unfortunately), Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here and Run Like Hell. The show lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
2013-09-08 Brussels Ramble21 PhotosDespite the forecasts predicting rain, it was a wonderful sunny day. About 25 people (and a little dog) joined us for a great walk though the parks of the Woluwes. We ended the day with a nice picnic in Parc Cinquantenaire.
2013-09-07 Dinant83 PhotosOn Saturday 7 September a group of almost 20 expats went to Dinant, a beautiful little town about 1,5 hours by train from Brussels. We visited the La Merveilleuse cave, the centuries old citadel and made a boat tour on the Meusse river. Most of us closed the day at the Leffe beer museum and tasted 3 great Leffe beers.
2013-08-31 Luxembourg186 PhotosOn Saturday 31 August a group of 25 fun expats went to see the beautiful little city of Luxembourg. We made a city trip by bus, visited the UNESCO-protected casemates, the governmental districts and the Ducal Palace. Of course we had lunch, enjoyed a nice (bubbly) drink, and closed the day with dinner, before heading back to Brussels.
2013-09-03 First Tuesday19 PhotosFor the September edition of the monthly First Tuesday event we met at la Chaloupe d'Or right on Grand Place. Not only is this one of the most beautiful buildings in Brussels, but also one of the most historic ones. We met in the exquisite Drakkar banquet hall for a nice drink.
2013-08-22 Carpe Noctum @ Ethnic Bar19 PhotosA nice evening in the Ethnic Bar on Avenue Louise.
2013-08-19 Pub Quiz Night28 PhotosNot less than 33 smart people battled for fame and fortune (a free drink/meal) at De Valeras Irish Pub on Place Flagey.
2013-08-11 Sunday Lunch10 PhotosAfter a brisk walk of over 2 hours, 37 food lovers met for a great lunch at O Liban, one of Brussels best Lebanese Restaurants.
2013-08-11 Brussels Ramble24 PhotosOn Sunday morning a group of almost 40 enthusiastic walkers joined for the first edition of the Brussels Ramble (= a nice walk for pleasure). We walked all the way through the Bois de La Cambre and into the Foret Soignes. Our trip took about 2h10, so we did burn some calories and therefore treated ourselves to a nice lunch at the Lebanese Restaurant O Liban.
2013-08-06 First Tuesday @ Cospaia29 PhotosThese are the pictures from the First Tuesday event in August of the Expat Club Brussels. The venue was the nice rooftop terrace at the Cospaia Restaurant & Bar. About 100 people joined us for some great drinks.
2013-07-28 Daytrip kayaking on the Lesse64 PhotosOn Sunday 28 July 2013 Expat Club Brussels went with a large group of fun expats to the final stretch of the Lesse river close to Dinant. The weather was perfect, the water was warm enough not to freeze several people who fell into the water, and our lunch and drink afterward were great.
2013-07-17 Charity Talk on Memory18 PhotosOur first Charity Talk was on Memory and given by Dr. Charlie Stone. There were more questions than time allowed. Mr. Wilfried Nys, Chairman of the Alzheimer Research Foundation, gave a short overview of the current status of research on this disease. Almost €200 was donated by the participants to the foundation.
2013-07-15 Third Monday Pub Quiz14 PhotosOur first pub quiz at Michael Collins on Avenue Louise. (Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, they were taken with an iPhone)
2013-07-13 Brosella Festival47 PhotosThese pictures were take at the 37th edition of the Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival on Saturday 13 July. We watched two concerts with a group of fun expats (big party). Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, they were take with an iPhone.
2013-07-06 Daytrip Bouillon & Kayaking94 PhotosOn Saturday 6 July a fun group of expats went to the medieval town of Bouillon. We visited the impressive 1,200 years old castle, saw a birds of prey show and peddled down the Semois river. The weather was absolutely perfect, with lots of sunshine, some clouds and 26 degrees. A small group stayed in town to visit the Ducal Museum, the Godfrey the Bouillon Archéoscope and a small boat ride on the river Semois.
2013-06-26 Musée d'Ixelles & Bar Du Marché36 PhotosWe visited the Musée d'Ixelles with a large group of expats on Wednesday evening 26 June. This evening the museum was open ot the public to see the new exhibitions Chat Noir and Mig Quinet.
2013-06-24 Brussels Film Festival: 8-ball4 PhotosMaybe not the best pictures, but it was great to meet with the Finnish Director Aku Louhimies of the movie 8-ball after the movie.
2013-06-22 Paris Air Show436 PhotosThis album shows all the pictures from the immensely large exhibition area (over 2,200 exhibitors!), the aircraft on display and the magnificent air show.
2013-06-22 Paris Air Show (group)18 PhotosThis album shows the group pictures.
2013-06-19 Brussels Film Festival: Ginger & Rosa8 PhotosAfter a nice dinner in the garden of Pizzeria La Campagnola, we watched the movie Ginger & Rosa at Flagey. Seats were reserved for over 30 people, it was an interesting movie.
2013-06-15 Daytrip to Dinant171 PhotosOn Saturday 15 June Expat Club Brussels traveled with a group of 39 people to Dinant by train. We visited the cave La Merveilleuse, the impressive citadel that towers 100 meter above the city and we made a nice sunshiny boattrip on the river La Meusse.
2013-05-12 La Monnaie22 PhotosOn a nice Sunday afternoon we visited La Monnaie Opera House in the centre of Brussels with a group of over 30 expats. After a guided tour through the builiding we returned to the bar for a nice drink.
2013-05-01 Highlights of Holland 1: Windmills & Flowers47 PhotosThis was the first trip of Expat Club Brussels to the impressive 250+ years old windmills of Kinderdijk and the magnificent Keukenhof Flower Gardens. Over 20 people joined this tour and we'll certainly go again next year!