Behind the scenes of the Ommegang

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Behind the scenes of the Ommegang

Chausses (hose), ruffs, dresses, farthingales… all are made by the in-house dressmaker. Giant figures, flags, weapons, etc. are meticulously stored away in the Royal Ommegang Company’s warehouses. Travel back to 1549 and learn how the spectacle is put together. You will experience the hustle and bustle of the behind-the-scenes preparations for the Ommegang, the procession held on the first Thursday of July and the preceding Tuesday.

A partnership between Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire and the Société Royale de l’Ommegang de Bruxelles.

Practical information

    • The Société Royale de l’Ommegang
    • Rue des Tanneurs/Huidevettersstraat 180
    • 1000 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 10h00 to 17h00 (guided tours in groups of 15 people available all day (French/Dutch))
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      Gare du Midi/Zuidstation
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      Gare du Midi/Zuidstation
    • B
      Gare du Midi/Zuidstation