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Antwerp

Belgium’s second largest Flemish city is the result of port-based trade that has spanned centuries, leaving behind a medieval to modern pot of architecture, art and international culture, as well as a moderately generous pick-and-mix of local beers. While this is a large city with an own province, many of Antwerp’s main attractions are clumped close to the centre, and …

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Antwerp Events

There is no shortage of entertainment to be found in Antwerp. In summer, the lively thrum of live music and whooping cries of thrill-seekers fill the streets, spilling from neon-lit Ferris wheels and pulsing speakers. In winter, crowds of people wrapped in thick coats soak up the Christmas festivities and sip on seasonal concoctions in the chilly night air. Thanks …

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Antwerp Restaurants

No trip to Antwerp is complete without a taste of its stomach-rumbling local fare. The historic city is home to a whole host of restaurants serving up traditional dishes and hearty comfort food, all best washed down with a refreshing beer (or two). Brewhounds will be in their element as they scan the extensive drinks menus on the below eateries, but may …

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Antwerp Breweries 

Antwerp was able to pick itself up after a long and destructive decline thanks to the brewing industry. Scheldt trading was put to death during the Reformation; the fight between religions hit the city extremely hard. Without Golden Age funding, Antwerp’s water supply suffered. Drinking the water became about as safe as screaming ‘I’m a Protestant’ during the Inquisition and …

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Antwerp Attractions 

With its Flemish Renaissance architecture, abundance of baroque art-filled galleries and storied diamond district, Antwerp is a goldmine of historic sights. Amble down cobbled lanes, hop on a train or clamber into a tram to discover the vast collection of cultural gems peppered across the city. To help you narrow it down, we’ve picked some of our favourite Antwerp attractions…  …

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Pamela White

I have lived in Bishop’s Stortford for over 30 years, having previously lived in Sawbridgeworth,  bringing up my family and enjoying all the area has to offer. I first picked up a paint brush in 1983 when I joined a class at Moot House in Harlow, (run by an excellent local watercolour artist, Leslie Stew). Very quickly, with the encouragement …

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard [Infographic]

Recently, cheeseboards have been gaining popularity. These simple snack foods have become more elaborate, and some would even say that creating the perfect cheeseboard is an art form. To compose a perfect cheeseboard, you should start out with four basic categories of cheese: har, aged, soft, and blue. Yet, cheese isn’t the only food that shines on the platter. Other …

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How to Store Beer

The various warning labels on beer don’t just suggest storing it upright in a cool atmosphere for no reason. Sitting beer bottles, especially glass varieties, in the direct sunlight for too long can cause the beer to skunk. When it comes to refrigeration, many beer drinkers are surprised to find out that not all beers require refrigeration to maintain optimal …

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English Beer Culture is Underrated: Here’s Why

To discuss the English beer culture, you need to discuss patriotism, which can be a minefield. English patriotism can be boiled down to pride in England’s unique culture, which includes a lot of good beer. For some reason, English beer has a reputation in America for being flat and tasting bad, but that is not the truth. England has a …

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Unusual London Bars

London is known for its unusual pop up bars seen throughout the city, and The Nudge has compiled a list of all the best ones to frequent. A subterranean bar called BYOC Camden can be seen on the list due to its classic atmosphere that resembles the days of prohibition. Disrepute is another establishment that made The Nudge’s list for …