Belgian museum pass more popular than ever


Over 118,000 people purchased the Belgian museum pass in the past year, meaning a record number of people have found the way to reduced rates for some of the year’s most stimulating exhibitions.

The pass gives you access to more than 220 museums in all of Belgium, from Antwerp to Arlon and Brussels to Bastogne, from the Coudenberg palace to the citadel of Namur – you get the picture, the pass opens up a whole world of opportunities.

All the better, because it was a big year for Belgian museums. Perhaps the highlight of the year was the Royal Museum for Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) reopening after several years of closure, not to mention the start of 366 days celebrating the 225th anniversary of the oldest museum in Belgium.

Besides the old, there was also the new: a permanent exhibition dedicated to Banksy opened in the heart of Brussels, a city rich in street art. Meanwhile the Liège-Guillemins train station – which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world – was itself turned into a work of art by Daniel Buren.

The museum pass will be equally attractive in the coming year, as many exciting exhibitions are in the works. They include a detailed perspective into Victor Horta, the collection of the late curator of the Moma, William Rubin, and an exhibition by Brussels artist Michael François at Bozar.

There is lots to look forward to, then, and many cultural events in Belgium to discover.