Antwerp

Like most cities in Flanders, this one has different names in different languages: Antwerp in English, Antwerpen in Dutch and German, Anvers in French, Amberes in Spanish, Antuérpia in Portuguese, Anversa in Italian, Antwerpia in Polish. With a population of over 500,000, Antwerp is the largest municipality in Flanders and Read More …

The Belfry of Ghent

In the song Marieke by Jacques Brel (1929-1978), the two Flemish cities of Brugge and Gent are linked together over and over by their French names, because the song is about a love affair that took place “between the towers of Bruges and Gand”. Ay Marieke Marieke je t’aimais tant Read More …