In the 1920s, the canal was broadened and deepened, lined with new industrial zones, and an inland port was built to receive the freightliners. Vilvoorde became (and still is) one of the largest industrial areas around Brussels, with a population that grew to five times what it was 150 years ago. The recent economic crises have hit the city hard. The service industry is now taking the lead as Vilvoorde enters the 21st century. Get your own property in Vilvoorde (Vilvorde).
The nickname for inhabitants of Vilvoorde is Pjeirrefretters (horse eaters) because horse meat (specially steak) is a beloved food in Vilvoorde. Like many other Belgian cities, Vilvoorde has a week-long carnival, which takes place every year around the end of February, beginning of March. Every year, on the Monday three weeks after Easter, a very popular yearly market ("jaarmarkt") is held which features several competitions and exhibitions of farm animals (horses, cows, poultry,...), and which coincides with the start of the yearly, week-long fair featuring plenty of attractions for children. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Vilvoorde (Vilvorde).
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