*****March 1-Juin 30 Kojeon Antique 30th Anniversary Sales*****

Agnès Lee , proprietor of Kojeon Antique, is celebrating 30 years of the opening of her Antique shop in Yongin during the months of March through June. To celebrate this event she giving a discount of 30% on all items in her store.

Interested persons can register with Claire who will coordinate with Agnès for transportation from Seoul to Yongin on Saturday 8th April 2017. The transportation fee is 10,000w/person and includes a buffet.

Any questions, please info@bkbf.or.kr


*****BKBF Mussels Festival 26 February *****

Dear Members of the BKBF, Dear Friends,

BKBF is glad to invite you to the traditional Mussels Festival on Sunday 26 February from 5.30 pm.  This year again we will have the pleasure to enjoy Patrick Asselborn’s secret recipe for Belgian Mussels at Vera Hannam, Passion 5 bldg 3 F, 272 Itaewon-
ro, Yongsan-gu. All the practical details as well as the menu are included below.

Please be aware that this is a fixed menu; we will try to accommodate special requests if they are mentioned to us in advance. A special menu (with no mussels) is also proposed for children under 12.

For organisational purposes, please RSVP before 13 February on one of the following addresses: info@bkbf.or.kr
The reservation will only be confirmed once payment is received on BKBF account.
We look forward to meeting you all on the 26th February.

The BKBF team Dinner price (please refer to the menu for details of what is included):
Members: 55.000 won
Non-members: 75.000 won
Students: 50.000 won
Children below 12: 20.000 won
KEB-Hana Bank : A/C 620-220823-163 (BKBF-Van de Ginste Claire)
Registration from 5.00 pm
Drinks: 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm
Parking in Passion 5 bldg:
1st hour is free/ afterwards: 500 won / 10 min
Valet parking: 1st hour free / afterwards: 1.000 won / 10 min
Metro: line 6 – Hangangjin station – exit 3 (lift)

*****Saint Nicolas 17th of December CANCELLED*****

Greetings from the Embassy of Belgium.

The Embassy of Belgium in Seoul regrets to inform that the Saint Nicholas event for children on December 17, 2016 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

We sincerely apologize to the children and their parents for any inconvenience caused, and kindly ask for your generous understanding of this unavoidable decision.

Wishing you a fabulous 2017 full of happy opportunities and great achievements.

December 9 2016

*****Solvay opens a new Silica plant in Gunsan November 2 *****

On November 2,  2016, Solvay opened its new silica plant in Gunsan, Jeollabukdo Province. The ceremony took place in Gunsan in the presence of Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, the Vice-Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Mr Man Ki Jeong, the representatives of Jeollabukdo province  and Gunsan City last but not least H. E Adrien Theatre, the Ambassador of Belgium.

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*****Autumn promenade 12 th of November*****

Our Autumn walk 가을 걷기 to support organizations that work on suicide prevention in Korea will be on Saturday 12th November at 8:15 AM.  Starting point is Seodaemun Prison History Hall. 


*****BAZAAR 14th of November at Lotte Hotel*****

The Diplomatic Community will be hosting the 54th SIWA Bazaar on the 14th of November at the Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul.  Enjoy food and products from around the world as well as performances and costumes.  Free entry and everyone is welcome!



*****LADIES’ LUNCHEON Every Tuesday of the week*****

Every Tuesday, there is a Ladies Luncheon.  Please contact Claire!



Everyone is welcome!

*****BKBF Annual BARBECUE 25 September*****

We are very grateful to the Ambassador of Belgium, Mr Theatre and his family who honoured BKBF with their presence to our annual BBQ. We further would like to thank all the participants for their strong attendance which made our event a success.  Special thanks to Jed for the delicious meat and his supervision of the BBQ and Daega Farm for their beautiful premises!


*****Lighthouses of Belgian Comics*******

An exhibition produced by the Belgian Comic Strip Center (www.comicscenter.net)
“Lighthouses of Belgian Comics” displays reproductions of book covers from famous Belgian comic-albums.
Comics are a true art form in Belgium. Most families have a library with comic-albums. More than half of the books edited or produced in Belgium are comics. Thousands of illustrators and storytellers turned Belgium into the Kingdom of Comics.
From 5 to 11 October 2016
Gwang Art Gallery which is located in
Gwanghwamun station (exit 4 and 5) of subway line 5
Free entry.
The exhibition is looking for a student during opening hours.  Please contact:


This exhibit is sponsored by AWEX and by the Embassy of Belgium in Korea.

*****Club Meeting with Guest Speaker October 5*****

Location : Grand Hyatt Hotel ,322 Sowol-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu Seoul 04347

Dr Bae Hyeon Jeong came from Belgium to Korea 45 years ago.

Her Belgian name is Marie-Hélène Brasseur.

While working as a nurse in the slums of Seoul, she studied medicine in Korean and became a doctor.
She created the Jeon.Jin.Sang Clinic which provides family health care to poor neighborhoods.

The clinic also has a center for palliative Care (www.jeonjinsang.or.kr).

Dr. Bae Hyeon Jeong will talk about her life and work in Korea.

Please register not later than Monday so that we can inform Grand Hyatt accordingly.