Events around Brussels

Events around Brussels

Want even more? Even just outside Brussels, there's still a lot to discover about Bruegel. There's no end to it! Discover it here!

  • Bruegel's eye : Reconstructing the landscape - 07.04.2019 till 31.10.2019

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of contemporary artists and designers who catapult Bruegel to the 21st century. Bruegel ‘composed’ his landscape paintings with elements from the Pajottenland countryside.

    This exhibition looks at the landscape with Bruegel’s eye. A cycling and walking tour connects 12 unique installations. The tour starts and ends at two buildings that were painted by Bruegel: the Church of Saint Anne-Pede, featured in Bruegel’s “The Parable of the Blind,” and the watermill of Saint Gertrudis-Pede, which is depicted in “the Magpie on the Gallows.”

    Artists and designers: Guillaume Bijl, Josse De Pauw, Erik Dhont, Filip Dujardin, Futurefarmers (VS), Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Landinzicht, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Bas Princen (NL), Rotor, Georges Rousse (FR), Bas Smets, Koen van den Broek en Lois Weinberger (AU). Curator: Stefan Devoldere.

    Practical info: 

    • Departure at the church of Sint-Anna-Pede, Rue Herdebeek 176 – 1701 Itterbeek
    • Free
    • www.bruegelseye.be

    How to get there from Brussels? 

    • Bus: South station, platform 10, bus 118 Brussels-Schepdaal, stop Church of Sint-Anna-Pede
  • Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered - 07.04.2019 till 28.07.2019

    Pieter Bruegel is often seen as the embodiment of Flemish identity. Why has that been so since the revival of his work around 1900? How has he grown to become an icon, an inexhaustible source of inspiration and a huge cliché? In the exhibition "Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered" the visitor becomes acquainted with a series of key works by Flemish and international artists who ‘have a thing about Bruegel’. They latch onto his themes, reinterpret them, quote him ... and thus demonstrate that his work has lost none of its relevance. At the same time, the exhibition pulls out various contemporary stops, with art, performance and music.

    Practical info: 

    • Every day from 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Monday, open during
    • Tickets: Feast of Fools-ticket: € 15 (incl. art in Museum garden); Consessions and groups: € 14; Under 18: € 2; Under 7: free
    • www.feastoffools.be
    • Gaasbeek Castle, Kasteelstraat 40, 1750 Gaasbeek.

    How to get there from Brussels?

    • Bus: South station, bus 142 (Gaasbeek-Leerbeek), stop Castle of Gaasbeek. From 06/04 till 27/10/2019 only during the weekends: bus 118 (Brussels – Schepdaal), stop Castle of Gaasbeek.
    • Metro: Line 5 stop Erasmus, then take bus 142 (Gaasbeek-Leerbeek), stop Castle of Gaasbeek.
    • Blue-Bike et Villo!: combine your train trip with e Blue-Bike or your metro trip with Villo!.
  • Floralia Brussels. The Year of Bruegel - 06.04.2019 till 05.05.2019

    The park of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden will open on the occasion of the 16th edition of Floralia Brussels. This year, visitors will be able to admire the spring flowers, but will also discover a retrospective of the works of one of the most famous masters of Flemish painting: Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This year, Floralia Brussels is participating in the celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. About twenty paintings reproduced in original dimensions will be presented in the park, the chapel and the keep. It is a magnificent opportunity to discover his most famous works, some of which were created in Flemish Brabant.

    Practical Info:

    • Every day from 10:00 till 18:00
    • Tickets: 14€, 12€ (senior, student), 5€ (kids 6-14y), free (kids -6y)
    • www.floralia-brussels.be
    • Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden, Isidoor van Beverenstraat 5, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden

    How to get there from Brussels?

    • Train: Brussels – Aalst, stop Groot-Bijgaarden
    • Bus: Brussels-South, line 136, stop Church Groot-Bijgaarden & Brussels-North, line 355, stop Church Groot-Bijgaarden
    • Tram: Simonis, line 19, stop Station Groot-Bijgaarden