Events

To achieve this ambition, many exhibitions, lectures and art performances will take place over a period of three months at various locations in the

10 February 2017 - 12 February 2017

Good news for all chocolate lovers: from 10 to 12 February 2017 Tour & Taxis in Brussels will be dedicated entirely to Belgian chocolate.

02 December 2016 - 09 December 2016

From 2 to 9 December 2016, the 16th edition of the 'Mediterranean Film Festival' will take place in Brussels.

27 November 2016

Exactly 215 years ago, on 1 September 1801, Napoléon Bonaparte signed the Chaptal decree creating the 15 first departmental museums including the one in Brussels, which was a French city at the time.

12 November 2016 - 27 November 2016

From 12 to 27 November 2016, the 27th edition of the Ars Musica Festival will be organized on twenty locations in Brussels, in the Écuries in Charleroi and in the Salle philharmonique in Liège.

31 October 2016 - 11 November 2016

From 31 October to 11 November 2016, the 80th edition of the Book Fair will take place at Antwerp Expo.

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There's always something going on in Belgium!

Often portrayed as sociable party-goers and very welcoming, Belgians like to come together and share festive and recreational experiences. Festivals, carnivals, exhibitions... in Belgium there is always something to see or do!

Since the beginning of the year, many folk groups have been preparing for the carnival season which is a true institution in some cities and particularly Binche, where it is even recognised as UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

History lovers will delight in the historical or religious processions such as the Saint-Sang Procession in Bruges, the Ommegang in Brussels or the Napoleonic Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse.

Summer heralds the start of the music festival season, frequented by young people from all over Europe. It has to be said that with a rock festival like Werchter, five-time winner of the "World's Best Festival" award or the quirky originality of the electronic music festival, Tomorrowland, lovers of good sounds will be more than satisfied!

With the falling leaves comes the season of major museum exhibitions, trade fairs and shows. Dance, opera, theatre, the dynamic and innovative Belgian scene frequently produces internationally-renowned artists.

But alongside this hectic cultural life, daily life in Belgium also encompasses the village fête with its open-air café or marquee, its bars, skittles and card contests, its traditional dances, carnivals, craft markets, sporting games... so many opportunities for Belgians to enjoy.