Events

After the Flemish opening weekend, featuring the Circuit Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, the world's best cyclists wi

17 February 2017 - 28 May 2017

Bozar, Brussels, presents the exhibition ‘Malta. Land of Sea’, which will be open to the public from 17 February to 28 May.

17 February 2017 - 20 February 2017

The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) is returning to Tour & Taxis from 17 to 20 February 2017. This ninth event will play host to 95 galleries with works by 800 artists from all over the world.

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.

01 February 2017 - 31 March 2017

From 1 February to 31 March 2017 you can get a taste of hidden contemporary dancing talent at Brussels Dance! For a period of two months the dancers will give it all they've got. Brussels dance!

01 February 2017 - 15 April 2017

These days, carnival is a time of year when it's allowed to laugh at others and put your worries aside for a while.

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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.