Belgium, we meet again! After visiting Genk and Lier earlier this month, we are now heading to Ghent, a beautiful city with a fascinating fusion of history, culture, art, architecture, modern life and… joie de vivre.
Described by Lonely Planet as “Europe’s best kept secret”, Ghent is all about light. Not only that it has a Light festival which takes place every three years, but it is the only city with a lighting plan. When the sun sets, thousands of lights are illuminating the buildings and streets in a magical way, creating a playful ground for light and shadows, accents and lines. Carefully crafted by the lighting designer Roland Jéol, Gent’s lighting plan was awarded 3 stars by the Michelin guide.
Since Gent shares our passion for beautiful and smart light, it was only natural to host our VITA lighting European Tour. So here we are! Buckled up and ready to visit Ghent!
Find us at Bietini Design (Brabantdam 88, 9000 Gent, Belgium). When? Friday, October 30, from 10:00 to 21:00, and from Saturday, October 31, until Monday, November 2, every day between 10:00 – 18:00.
After our visit in Ghent, we will linger for a while in Belgium. On November 6, we will visit Liège, or la cité ardente (the fervent city), as its nickname suggests. You can visit us at Audace au Pluriel (Rue Saint-Remy 23), between 12:00 – 18:00.
The following day, on November 7, we will be heading to Antwerp, the most populated city in Flanders, and home to the Port of Antwerp, one of the biggest in the world. Find us at MOOSE in the CITY (IJzerenwaag 10), from 10:00 to 18:30.
Our last destination in Belgium is Geel. Our VITA Van will be hosted by Freetime (Antwerpseweg 60), between 10:00 – 17:00.
What is our next destination after Belgium? Check the places we visit here!