The interior of PastaCafe, in Alsemberg, Brussels. Belgium is moving to preserve historic cafes such as this one, which has kept its 1920s and 1930s decor. (Photo: AFP

Belgium is saving historic cafe bars that are everything modern bling venues are not

To show future generations what its early-20th-century drinking dens were like, Belgian authorities are giving listed status to some of its hundreds of remaining ‘estaminets’

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The interior of PastaCafe, in Alsemberg, Brussels. Belgium is moving to preserve historic cafes such as this one, which has kept its 1920s and 1930s decor. (Photo: AFP
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