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Upcoming events

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brussels American School

    Brussels American Community
    Fall Bazaar and Info Fair

    New to Brussels? Or an old-timer curious about what’s new in town? Then this an event for you! The U.S. Tri-Mission Brussels and the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Brussels are once again collaborating to host this event on September 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at the Brussels American School.

    Various clubs, associations and organizations will be present to provide you with information on their activities. There will be a bazaar with “Best of Belgium” items for sale. Vendors will have cheese, beer, chocolate, and organic food for tasting, and other popular items for sale.

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    A day to enjoy with your family, friends, and even your houseguests! Please note that pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend, please provide the CLO office ( with the following information for each person attending:

    • Last name, first name
    • Date of birth
    • Nationality
    • U.S. Passport Number or Belgian National ID Number or Passport Number/Country for third country nationals

    It will be a great event for all with something for everyone!


    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • VOKA, 2000 Antwerpen

    The Antwerp Expat
    Welcome Party
    September 18, 2014

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    Looking for a new home, living tips, expat clubs and associations, contacts in Antwerp’s community, news and information, ideas on what to do? Then be sure to sign up for this annual event organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Antwerp-Waasland. You can enjoy a welcome buffet party, practical information, a tombola, and the  opportunity to meet expats and locals. The event is free for CEOs, HRD & HRM Corporate Mobility Managers and newly-arrived resident expatriates. Others wishing to attend will be charged € 50 per person.

    You may register by September 12 online at:  

    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • AWCB Clubhouse

    Quilting for Beginners - Fall 2014 


    This quilting course for beginners will guide you through the steps needed to machine piece, back, border and quilt a simple Halloween-themed wall-hanging (finished measurement: 22”x44”).

    Please note that basic sewing skills and use of a sewing machine are necessary for this course;
    there will be sewing homework each week;
    all fabric and other equipment will be provided.

    Four classes, each lasting three hours,
    on Mondays 22 & 29 September, 6 & 13 October 2014

    10-13h in Room 3 at AWCB Clubhouse

    • AWCB Members €200
    • Non-members of AWCB: €220

    Please contact Fiona Sandeman Hall for further information:


    • 24 Sep 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Maza'j, 1160 Brussels

    Dine-Out at Maza'j
    A Culinary Tour of Lebanon

    Please join us in a culinary tour of Lebanon with an evening at Maza’j. This wonderfully authentic menu will allow you to taste many new flavours as well as some of your favorites. We look forward to toasting to the arrival of Fall with all of you.


    Glass of Cava
    * * *

    (Cold Mezze)

    Houmous (Mashed Chickpeas with Sesame Cream Sauce)
    Moûtabal (Grilled Mashed Aubergine with Sesame Cream Sauce)
    Moujadara (Lentils with a Compote of Quinces)
    Kibit Areh (Quenelles of Pumpkin and Bulgur)
    L'abneh Mtawami (Fresh Cheese with Garlic, Mint and Beetroot Coulis)

    Accompanied by a duo of Degustation:
    Chenklich (Goat Cheese served with Dried Fruits)
    Habra (Minced Tenderloin Beef)

    * * *

    (Hot Mezze)

    Halloumi (Goat/Sheep Cheese Grilled and Served with Garlic Cream on a bed of filled Seasonal Vegetables with Minced Meat and Tomatoes)

    Accompanied by Chef’s Pastry and Falafel

    * * *


    Mixed Grill (Marinated Chicken) and
    Kefta (Skewer of Minced, Spiced Meat)

    Accompanied by Tabouleh Salad

    * * *


    Assortment of Lebanese Specialities

    * * *

    Coffee or Tea


    Please note that a fish-based menu is also available upon request.

    Event Details
    Place: Maza’j, Bd. Du Souverain 145, 1160 Brussels (Auderghem) – Tel.: 02/675.55.10
    Date: Wednesday, September 24
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Members: EUR 40 per person (or 45 per person for fish menu)
    • Non-Members: EUR 45 per person (or 50 per person for fish menu)
    Registration: No later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 22. You may register online at, by e-mail to, or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Payment to the ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “September Dine-Out” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possibleuntil 5 p.m. on Monday, September 22. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 25 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Le Châtelain Boutique Hotel, 1000 Brussels

    Joint ACB/AmCham
    Gala Dinner
    for Ambassador Bauer
    September 25, 2014

    (waiting list only)

    AmCham Belgium and the American Club of Brussels are pleased to invite you to their prestigious Joint Gala Dinner. We are delighted to have, once again, as our guest of honor, the US Ambassador to Belgium, Denise Campbell Bauer. This is an excellent opportunity to hear Ambassador Campbell Bauer speak on the most relevant topics for the Belgian-American business community.

    Denise Campbell Bauer has been serving as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium since September 2013. After presenting her credentials to King Philippe and officially taking up her duties, she used the occasion of last year’s Joint Gala Dinner to give her first public address.

    Spouses and partners are welcome to attend.

    Event Details:
    Date:Thursday, September 25
    Time:7:00 p.m.
    Place:Le Châtelain Boutique Hotel, Rue du Châtelain 17, 1000 Brussels
    Dress Code:Black Tie preferred
    Price:€125 for ACB and AmCham members; €250 for non-members
    Sign up: Reservations must be made by September 19 to Dawn Smith via email: or via the AmCham website:, Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal. Cancellations are possible until close of business on Friday, September 19. Participants cancelling after this time, as well as no-shows, will be billed the full cost of the event.


    • 26 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Husa Presidents Park, 1000 Brussels
       Final Friday Cocktails

     Friday, September 26
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Husa Presidents Park
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II 44
    1000 Brussels

    The American Club of Brussels is happy to welcome
    our friends from
    The Brussels British Network
     and anyone else that would like to join us...

    Cash bar open to all. Newcomers to Belgium and prospective ACB members are especially welcome.
    No reservation is required. Bring a guest or two.

    You can register online for Final Fridays.
    It will take less than a minute and
    there are no strings attached.
    We will keep you informed about the
    American Club of Brussels' events.



    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • Metropole Hotel, 1000 Brussels

    Meet the Board

    The American Club of Brussels extends an invitation to its valued members to a 'meet the board' event. This is an exclusive members-only event, aimed at bringing together new members as well as longtime members of the Club. The event will be hosted at the Metropole Hotel and our Board of Governors will be on hand to meet and greet. The Club is also interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas on the Club and any future events or member benefits to better serve you.

    The event will be held in the Metropole's historic Rubinstein Room. The Club invites you to a welcome drink (champagne, cava, wine) and canapés, followed by a cash bar. This is an ideal event for meeting fellow American Club members - young, old, new as well as the fixtures - and networking within our Brussels-based community. Some of our corporate members, including the Metropole Hotel, will also attend, so you can learn more about their organizations and activities.

    Event Details:
    Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Place: Metropole Hotel, De Brouckèreplein 31 Place De Brouckère, 1000 Brussels. Tel: +32(0)2 217 23 00
    Public Transportation: Metro 1, 5; Trams 3, 4, 31, 32 (De Brouckere)
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Price: Welcome drink on the Club, followed by cash bar
    Registration: No later than noon on Saturday, September, 27. You may register online at, by e-mail to or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870).
    Cancellations will be taken until noon on Monday, September 29.


    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 1:45 PM
    • BOZAR, 1000 Brussels
    • 3

    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    Sensation and Sensuality:
    Rubens and his Legacy

    Join us on Saturday, October 4th for a guided visit of the fabulous exhibition Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy.

    Rubens was the Quentin Tarantino of his day, making Flanders one of the world’s foremost regions for painting. The Flemish master-painter developed his own personal style, crafting scenes that exuded lust and were marked by violence, as well as compassion and elegance. These themes inspired artists all over the world for many centuries to come. In this unique exhibition by BOZAR, in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, you can rediscover the work of this indomitable genius that has withstood the test of time as well as that of his heirs. You can also see canvases by Van Dyck, Watteau, Delacroix, Manet and Kokoschka as well as engravings by Rembrandt and Picasso. 

    Our guide will be once again Lieve De Jonghe.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people and is a 'Members Priority' event. Non-members will be accepted after September 24 on a ‘space available’ basis.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
    Time:1:45 p.m.
    Place: BOZAR, rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    Price: €25 for members, €35 for non-members.
    Public Transportation:Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; buses 38 and 71: Bozar
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Wednesday, October 1, online at, by email ( or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Non-members will be accepted after September 24 on a ‘space available’ basis. Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Rubens” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, October 1. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • ING head office "Marnix"


    The Bulletin & ING Belgium
    invite you to a seminar on
    Property in Belgium

    • Joris Vrielynck, COO, Optima Global Estate.
      « Latest trends in the residential market »
    • Alexis Lemmerling, Notary, Berquin.
      « Update on recent legal changes".
    • Dave Deruytter, Head of Expats and Non Residents, ING.
      « Finance and insure Private Real Estate in Belgium? How about taxation? »
    October 7, 2014
    head office
    « Marnix »

    Entrance via Rue du Trône 1, 1000 Brussels
    (nearest subway station: Trône)
    • Registrations at 17:30
    • Presentations at 18:00 sharp
    • End by 21:00

    Attendance is FREE. Register before October 6. 


    Best regards,
    The Bulletin Team 

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    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Château Sainte-Anne, 1160 Brussels
    • 25

    Pioneers’ Dinner


    The Pioneers’ Club of the ACB is pleased to announce that its next traditional dinner will be at the Château Sainte-Anne on the evening of October 22.

    As is customary, the dinner will feature a prominent guest speaker, who in this case will be US Lt. Gen. David R. Hogg, the US Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee.

    This black-tie dinner is a 'Members Priority' event with limited spaces. First priority will be given to the members of the Pioneers’ Club, followed by all other members of the American Club of Brussels. Reservations for the event for non-members of the Pioneer’s Club will be accepted beginning on September 15 through the offices of the American Club of Brussels.

    Event Details:
    Date:Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Time:7:30 p.m.
    Place: Château Sainte-Anne, Rue du Vieux Moulin 103, 1160 Auderghem
    Price: €70
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Friday, October 17 by email (, online at, or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Non-members will be accepted after September 15 on a ‘space available’ basis.  Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Pioneers” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, October 17. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.



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