Folklore and the study of daily life
Outline related to Belgian Immigrants
- Rural Flanders in the 18th and 19th Century
The site to visit if you want to know more about the social-economical context in th 19th century, that motivated so many to emigrate ... . by Marcel Blanchaer, an active member of our Team.
Birth and christening
Housing and construction of houses
Kermis, Carnival, Fairs, Parades, and Processions
- Statuten van de Aalsterse blauwververs en garentwijnders uit 1704 By-laws of the "blauwververs" and "garentwijnders" in Aalst (1704)(Old Dutch)
Eating and drinking
RecipesBelgian Recipes and Traditions by Theresa
BeerNick Bruels spends time in Belgium "... I've "always been interested" in the Benelux, for art and history reasons. The beer and cuisine (no need to distinguish between the two, really, they're inseparable) are just a nice bonus for me. We decided on 10 nights in Brugge, since it looked so nice (supremely well preserved-- as opposed to restored), is the capital of West Flanders, and is historically important. ..."
InternationalThe Food Timeline by the Morris County Library, NJ USA
- Churches, cemeteries, ...around the Centre of Europe by Josť Schoovaerts, an active member of our Team
- De Oude Doos - Het Vlaamse Platteland
Photos from around 1950 of houses, people, ... , published by the Flemish newspaper "Gazet van Antwerpen", for a whole list of towns on the countryside of Flanders, as it was before the golden sixties (1958-1973). Site in Dutch, but few text and many photos.
- Some images of churches, beguinages, ... in the former County of Flanders