Events

The term Ommegang comes from Dutch and means "walking around". Its origins date back to 1348.

25 April 2017 - 27 April 2017

Seafood Expo Global, the largest seafood marketplace in the world, is back in Brussels. This year, the exhibition will be held from 25 to 27 April.

23 April 2017

On 23 April it will be time to stretch those legs again at the 32nd edition of the DVV Antwerp 10 Miles & Marathon. This year's run will be for a good cause more than ever before.

22 April 2017 - 12 November 2017

In 1837, Victor Hugo made a visit to Belgium, a country he was fond of because, as he would go on to write, "It has that supreme beauty: liberty." The fact that he made the journey in the co

19 April 2017 - 23 April 2017

Modern art lovers can come and enjoy 'Independent Brussels' in the Vanderborght building in the heart of Brussels from 19 until 23 April.

14 April 2017 - 05 May 2017

In 2017, the Laeken royal greenhouses will be open to the public from 14 April to 5 May.

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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.