Among some of the new features this year is "winter pop", small temporary Christmas villages installed in Neder-Over-Heembeek an

14 September 2017 - 07 December 2017

The Brussels Museums Nocturnes are back for their 17th edition. From September 14th to December 7th 2017, several museums will open their doors every Thursday night from 5pm to 10pm.

09 September 2017

To mark the 100th anniversary of its reconstruction and the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the Château de Val Duchesse (situated in the municipality of Auderghem, in the south

08 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

After the first and successful edition launched in 2016, the festival which takes place in the town of Eupen comes back for a second edition.

01 September 2017

The 41st Ivo Van Damme Memorial meeting will take place at the Stade Roi Badouin on Friday 1 September.

19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017

On 19 and 20 August, the Pageant of the Golden Tree will pass through the streets of Bruges.


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.