Activities

Looking for some action and interactivity? Immerse yourself in the world of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance and discover that the arts of writing and painting have evolved and become simpler and more accessible... As for amateur detectives, they can explore under Place Royale, in search of the key to a mystery in the remains of the former palace of the Emperor Charles V!

  • Writing with a quill

    Put aside your laptop and smartphone and become a copyist for a few minutes. Quill in hand, (re)discover that tracing letters can be an art! Learn how to handle the thickness of the lines, take care of the rounding and avoid smudges... We bet you'll have even more admiration for the artists who, centuries ago, wrote the fabulous manuscripts that are on display at the KBR museum.

    Practical information:
    Date: 29 June
    Time: from 14:00 to 17:00
    Price: €11 - €8 - free for under 18s (accessible to visitors of the museum)
    Where: at the workshop at the exit of the museum, 28 Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels

    Info: www.kbr.be
    Reservations: Book your ticket online 

     

  • Painting with pigments, like in the Middle Ages

    In the Middle Ages, there were no boxes of watercolour paints or tubes of gouache. Artists made their colours directly from natural materials or from pigments imported from far away countries. Discover the pleasure of creating paint from powdered pigments and gum arabic, then colour a coat of arms or the detail of a manuscript.

    Practical information:
    Date: 1 July
    Time: from 14:00 to 17:00
    Price: €11 - €8 - free for under 18s (accessible to visitors of the museum)
    Where: at the workshop at the exit of the museum, 28 Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels

    Info: www.kbr.be 
    Reservations: Book your ticket online

  • Murder Mystery Game Live / Special Brussels Renaissance Festival edition

    For lovers of intrigue and enigmas: the Coudenberg Palace is organising a murder mystery game in which you can solve a 500-year-old "cold case".
    Brussels, 1521. During festivities at Coudenberg Palace, an important figure dies in strange circumstances. Centuries later, his spirit reappears at the scene of the crime, together with that of a few fellow guests. Startled by the presence of these ghosts, the museum guards ask visitors to discover the key to this mystery.
    Dive under place Royale and into the remains of Charles V's old palace and conduct the investigation in a breathtaking "Murder Party". Hurry, time is running out...

    Practical information:
    Dates: 24 June & 28 June
    Time: 17:00 to 21:30 (24 June) & 14:00 to 19:00 (28 June)

    There is a slot every 15 minutes - average playing time 1h30. Last admission 2 hours before closing time.
    Price:  €8-€10
    Where: Place Royale 10, 1000 Brussels

    Info: www.coudenberg.brussels or + 32 (0)2 563 61 79
    Reservation compulsory: info@coudenberg.brussels
    The offer will be adjusted according to the evolution of the health crisis.

  • Wine tasting: when the Burgundians were also from Brussels

    Dive into the cellars of the former Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy in Brussels and stimulate your senses. Xavier Hérail, oenologist, invites you to discover the grape varieties of the past and present; those that have shaped our taste since the 15th century and the influence of the Burgundian dynasty, up to the current trends and the work of the winegrowers/assemblers of our regions. An experience to be lived and tasted in the very heart of the remains of the Coudenberg Palace, where heritage, history and archaeology will be combined with wine-making traditions and the evolution of consumption patterns.
    The activity will be conducted in French and in compliance with the health measures in force.

    Practical information:
    Dates: Friday, 25th June from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m – doors open from p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Price: 35€  - The price includes: access to the Coudenberg Palace and wine tasting (6 to 8 wines from our regions)
    Entrance: Place Royale 10 Koningsplein – 1000 Brussels
    Info:
    www.coudenberg.brussels or + 32 (0)2 563 61 79
    Reservation compulsory: info@coudenberg.brussels

    The activity will be conducted in French and in compliance with the health measures in force.