The world famous Belgian blog, Gin Ur Way, has evaluated no fewer than 580 different gins and it has to be said that GauGin II, a Belgian gin containing 27 herbs and fruit from Andalusia, has outclassed all its competitors.
The city of Antwerp recently received wonderful recognition from the Lonely Planet travel guide: it was featured among the top 10 world cities to visit in 2018. The fact that the city along the river Scheldt is mentioned in ‘Best in Travel 2018’ is partly thanks to the approaching Baroque year.
In October 2017, the Belgian surgeon Alaaddin Yilmaz delivered a world first in heart surgery. He was the first to replace a heart valve using simple keyhole surgery. This groundbreaking technique could help many heart patients.