Brussel Bad is a success

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13 August 2007, BRUSSELS – The city of Brussels and its event planning bureau say the fifth edition of Brussel Bad was a success. The city beach along the canal on the Saincteletteplein in Brussels drew almost a half million visitors. The weekends were busy because of the sunny weather, but the weekdays were disappointing because of the clouds and rain.

13 August 2007

BRUSSELS – The city of Brussels and its event planning bureau say the fifth edition of Brussel Bad was a success. The city beach along the canal on the Saincteletteplein in Brussels drew almost a half million visitors. The weekends were busy because of the sunny weather, but the weekdays were disappointing because of the clouds and rain.

Sunday was the last day of Brussel Bad and deputy mayor Philippe Close drew up the balance of the event. The city and event planning bureau are glad that the Brussel Bad event is well known now among the public.

Foreign tourists seem also to have discovered the city beach. A survey by the ULB indicates that 3 percent of foreign tourists in Belgium visit Brussel Bad. They are also reserving sporting areas more often, even some Japanese took part in this year's edition for the first time. The event was also a success in terms of safety: the organisation reports there were no incidents.

The 70 musical acts drew an average of 150 to 350 spectators. The on-site library loaned out 800 books to beachgoers. No fewer than 130,000 cocktails were served during the event.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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